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New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: Today at 07:50

Oops sorry, missed that. Lots of moveable stuff might be the order of the day, so that you can take it with you. Pots in profusion are a favourite, and you can grow lots of  vegetables in containers too. Some of the principles of garden design still apply, such as surprises, rooms etc. Invest in your watering system and off you go.


Posted: Today at 07:30

I "saved" a young hedgehog recently which was starving to death.Two siblings sadly were already dead. Took him to a rescue centre who returned him to me recently to release ... he was as big as a barrel, and hopefully still out there somewhere gobbling up nasties.

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: Today at 07:27

Hi SP, think long term and be brave enough to rip out anything you don't like, even if it looks as if it hasn't been there long. It's your's now and needs your stamp of authority.Don't be led by other's ideas. Your " blank canvas" is in fact quite a structured layout. Why not sit down and draw out your ideal garden, as if there was nothing there.However if you like the current structure go with that. 

Alan Titchmarsh said a garden design should be a journey, with surprises along the way.Possibly divide your space into "rooms' each with its distinctive character.  And he talked about the rhythm of planting, i.e. repeat things rather than have a multitude of different things.  Less is definitely more in this sort of space.


Posted: Today at 07:13

Jack Dixon was a bobby, plain and simple, wore a bobby's uniform. "Evening all"...( dum de dum de dum de..) I'll get Verd's coat. Does anyone remember PC 49?

Chicky, our telly was more various shades of grey ( oops) than black and white.

Lovely day here and planting will ensue, before shift on the tills at the shop. 


Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 21:12

Lovely to put faces to nom de plumes.

Tomato Blight

Posted: Yesterday at 18:37

No, Steve, the flies were common or garden houseflies, attracted by the smell of the toms, I think. No Toms this year, few flies.


Posted: Yesterday at 18:34

Hi went to GC today for supplies and found 5 yellow echinaceas to overwinter for new bed. Also placed out my phlox and sedums, and in another bed the Roseanne geraniums. Will plant soon.  Bought Gaura seeds,which will be grown in spring to go with the Roseanne, under pink roses. Also salvaged some bits and pieces, geranium phaeums, pulmonarias, penstemon, echinacea... as we renovate all the remaining borders. All in pots for returning to beds later.


Posted: Yesterday at 09:06

Go for it .


Posted: Yesterday at 08:37

Hi Verd. I sometimes lose my gaillardias over winter and prefer to buy in Spring. Your milder winters (Dec to Feb only) should help however. 

Deferring purchase also allows me to decide how many I need for that year. 


Posted: Yesterday at 08:09

Winter is December to end of February, although in a good year Spring starts on Valentines Day for some, so they say...

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Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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They are much better microwaved for about 3 mins., turned over, mw for 3 more mins. Lot less bother than boiling . Keep flavour and scrunch. 
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