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xHose ~ any good?

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 19:19

Thanks Dave ~ good to hear.

xHose ~ any good?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:21

thanks very one...think best is to stick to the traditional way of things...


thanks again!

xHose ~ any good?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 14:15


Have anyone used xHose with success? I've read so many good and bad reviews online and cannot make up my mind if I should fork out £60 to get one?

We are soon to buy rather expensive turf, which needs watering a lot , so this hose will be used most days for at least a month or so!

Just thought I would ask you guys!







August 2014 in Bloom...planning started...with questions!

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 08:28

Thanks both of you....that brilliant news...glad I was on the right track...

August 2014 in Bloom...planning started...with questions!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 20:47

Hello Everyone,

OK...a friend of mine is getting married 2nd August next year....BUT they are still building their house and the "garden" is just a complete building site with diggers & concrete and trenches!

The completion date is end Jan...which probably means end Feb 2014...they are getting a massive marquee and the whole reception etc will be at home. E.V (that's the bride to be) loves Alliums...so I suggested the following...buy now having seconds thoughts...as she is just about to order 1000 bulbs...

I said...we can plant Sphere Drumstick allium and those big ones (all flowering in late July/Aug) in big plastic pots...then "plant" them into the ground on my allotment...that's now...and then as & when the garden has been planned, dug and sorted next year....we can "dig up" the pots on the allotment....and then just plant them into the new garden....

Do you think this will work....as we won't be disturbing the roots or anything...somehow I think they will be ok....

A rather mad thing to do....but thought you all will know best!

Any sugestions will be SO grately appreciated.

thank you .....








Plant suggestions for carpark border

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 10:34

Thank you Fairygirl....I'm all confused now...too many suggestions...just looked at what you and Verdun suggested the Phornium...very nice too..

Again, many thanks!

Plant suggestions for carpark border

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 08:37

Wowo....you are such wonderful people replying....and love your suggestions...

I did think of Catmint at some point...and then I disregarded it....but if you all think that's great...then fantastic.

I was a bit hung up about the difference in high of the wall...as the car park is built on a slope...re drainage and it's a natural incline...but should I just "ignore" that ?

Thank you so much for everyone's suggestion ~ gosh so kind!




Plant suggestions for carpark border

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 18:04


Hello Everyone,

Wonder if you could perhaps help....a friend asked me to suggest some plants for their new car park border...I have included a picture.

It's very long and narrow...half metre by 7 metres...also sloped..as you can see...one end about foot and a half high...the other level!

I thought about Bergenia, Astrantia, Japanese Anenome..and then repeating the pattern until the end...and then a few small pink, tulips here and there...but not so sure about that .... just up the road someone has a whole row of Lavender...so she does not want that....also thought about Cat Mint...but they both need cutting down and keeping tidy. 

It will get full sun most of the day. So something hardy, evergreen and a bit interesting.

Many thanks,






Long, thin, narrow strip to plant up...

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 19:54

...everyone...thank you so very much....I love all the care you all give.....roll on spring....by then I'll have decided



Long, thin, narrow strip to plant up...

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 21:33

.....thankyou everyone for all your suggestions...first time here and I'll be back.

lots of food for thought ~

tomorrow is another day ~


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