Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 02/11/2013 at 13:09

Hi Gg... me too.. i went out , got a bit done in the GH, and had started to tidy up my runner beans and it rained. Came in, had a wash, and now the sun is streaming in the window. I'm not playing that game any more today. Rugby on soon and have prepared   an "invention test" dinner for later. 

any ideas for climbers up a fence?the fence runs east to west

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 11:18

Cotty1000.... how much wildlife do you want to encourage. Obviously there are lots of berry bearing hedge type plants, including Pyracantha ( watch out for vicious spines), cotoneaster and holly. Grown as a hedge you will get lots of birds nesting and feeding. 

If you go for clematis and roses you will be pruning and cutting back to get the max. flowerpower. However this may be at the expense of the wildlife, albeit much prettier.

If you really want a wildlife hedge plant hedgerow plants, including bramble. fruit for the birds and crumble for you.

( p.s. don't forget to think long term. will you need to trim the hedge on the fence side as well as the front, do you need to get behind it for any reason?)



Posted: 02/11/2013 at 11:07

if you want to buy grasses, SGL, why not try Knoll Gardens in Dorset, near Wimborne...they are specialists. Google and have a look?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 10:32

The problem with grasses for me is that I didn't think of them when I designed the various beds/layout. I think they need careful thought when using in your design, not just plonking them in a gap that you might have. For me I would want to clear an existing bed, or start a new one and grow grasses as part of a plan, rather than an afterthought. To do this would need a "mad" moment to get me started. 

As to Alpines, I am mulling at the moment.

Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 10:28

Pyracanthas, malus, cotoneatsters, hazel.... all heaving with fruit in my garden this year. The birds seem to have stayed in the countryside to feed for now so there is lots for them when they do decide to return. Even my feeders are being ignored.

Canadian snow

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 10:23

Is it the zig-zag at Bournemouth, with Sandbanks in the background. If it is i have parked my car on east cliff many a time and walked up and down it. Thanks for the nostalgia trip. ( you have to pay to park there now and I go elsewhere!)


Posted: 02/11/2013 at 10:19

Stacey, I would wash down that peat with a nice glass of chateau "tomorite" if I were you... great for growth and development... I'll get Verds. coat....

Leaving my garden

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 10:11

Whatever you leave behind, your new garden will more than fill the gap. 

Broad Bean Protection

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 22:12

I grew mine in small individual pots in the GH last winter and planted them out in February, when it was mild. March was cold, and they sat still. Then they took off and I had my best crop ever. Germination was near100% too.


Posted: 01/11/2013 at 21:24

I would love to have hedgehogs in my garden, dove. Sadly my only known visitor last winter was sickly and died in spite of my ministrations. I live in the countryside and when I moved in I was scared of being inundated with rabbits. So, my efforts to keep them out have come at a price??

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