Woodgreen wonderboy

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Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: Today at 18:01

I would start by grouping them

1. largish shrubs

2. sun lovers

3 shade lovers

4. foliage plants

etc etc.

this might begin to give you ideas as to groupings and position in your garden.

To answer an earlier question design your layout before you decide on whether 1 or 2 m borders are best.

I have just seen a garden with no grass, only paths snaking around the garden and beds.


Posted: Yesterday at 21:38

Yvie and Mattie, I have been going to both shows for quite a few years now. The Spring show sets me up for the summer garden display. The Autumn show is good for the autumn colour and spring bulbs, corms etc. The former is more of a traditional RHS show, but I like both. Malvern Spring show is my favourite of all the RHS shows. Each year however it seems that the gardening element of the Autumn show shrinks. I found what I wanted this year, but the number of sellers seemed down a bit. I think more and more people are shopping on line, and perhaps some of the growers are deciding to rely on that?

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 21:41

If you can create a journey around your garden, with surprises along the way, you will be well down the road to a lovely garden experience. B'Mum is spot on. See through plants are good for a screen too, You don't need solid barriers.

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 21:38

I feel 1 m. would be very constraining in the long run. A thin ribbon of plants won't do at all. I am always expanding mine. How about 2m. to start? How does that feel?


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 21:35

Good luck Beaus Mum, nothing ventured...


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 21:12

Brothers have a lot to answer for, P7


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:50

Not to be used on this forum, of course......

Planting Allium Bulbs

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:48

Deeper must be better than shallower, if there is such a word!!!! Unless you treat them as annuals and pull them up and replace them each year. (I have given up trying to naturalise tulips, but that is another issue altogether.)


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:36

Yes, please do... this thread is such fun..

Be a 


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:32

Love your garden chicly..... can't see any astrantias though....  

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