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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 22:55

hiya fairygirl

the soldered bits have clearance for canes on the outside of the metal circle....i push the canes into these making a wider top.  made it many moons ago.  i usually then plant sweet peas of the same colour up 8' canes.  makes nice feature with amazing scent. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 21:01

can I be the treasurer?  you can trust me with the money, honestly.

re the runner bean support, I made my own from a metal band made into a circle with metal clips soldered into it.  sturdy and effective.  actually made it for sweet pea supports

damp here sun at all today and it feels cold anyway



Plant Id please

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:56

...and it seeds quite a bit too so pot up the seedlings in early autumn

Help needed to create a new garden

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:54


the whole idea of yours is lovely.  as said before do this bit by bit.  you dont have to spend too much.  the wheelchair will negotiate that lawn.

i would plant some lavenders...a nice row of them.  buy a few now...maybe 5....and take cuttings.  they will root by the summers end and you will have loads more to plant out.

plant a rosemary too.  maybe an artemisia like powys castle which is silvery grey, tactile and scented and a couple of scented shrubs.  a choisya is beautifully scented right now.  and a Daphne for late wi nter scent.

just plant a few things now, get some annuals for the summer, and plant things as you get to know the garden.  i would put in a honeysuckle on one of the fences and a buddleia for the butterflies and bees too.

theres a whole bunch of people here who would like to help you on the way all of us with different ideas.  just pick what suits you.

try to enjoy the creation of a lovely garden for your daughter without the stress of worrying about it being done in 5 minutes.  when I first started gardening it was the first shrub I planted that attracted me not the area of the garden that still needed to be done.  your daughter will love the first plantings...maybe both of you can visit a garden centre and touch and see some of the scented plants there.

you will be amazed at how quickly plants will grow right now

spraying veg/fruit plants

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 18:52

i never spray any food or fruit.  for the summer at least I can healthy pesticide-free produce

Monty Don

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 18:49

before I knew any better I grew tulips every year...the same red and yellow simple types.  now only a few flower each year.  i guess its down to the type.  not too sure theyre worth growing..........theyre 'orrible things anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I'll get my coat)

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 18:42

good point lazy and how about a complaint to the magazine advertising this company??

Plants for tubs

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 18:40

choisya ternata...evergreen, mound forming, leaves smell of bay and flowers of orange and vanilla.  id plant both planters this way.  crocus, daffodils, tulips and snowdrops to welcome the spring


Posted: 10/06/2013 at 18:36

hey dove.  hope all goes well with the optician.  i know its boring but try to take advantage of the free time!

got rain here now.  gentle stuff.  good for the garden but miss the sun

planted eupatorium chocolate..took all of 2 minutes.  ground was ready and the spot was too.

got it near, amongst other things, miscanthus variegatus, calamagrostis karl forster, verbena rigida and some astrantias and astilbes.  never grown it before so can only anticipate its success

planting a hedge

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 14:40

i think 4' is about right.

is it a planted boundary, wall, fence?

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