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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 08:55

A shady sitting area will allow you to enjoy your outlook on very hot days, and keep safe. Avoid losing light in house?  Have you got a space for outdoor dining?


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 08:41

Hope to go to East Ruston, Beth Chatto's and perhaps Bressingham on the garden front, with a few other places too.

Off line for a bit now...................


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 08:06

Car is called "Henry" ( well past Henry V1 th.} Satnav is "Ermintrude", aged Rubber Plant is "Gwendoline" and Teddy is " Biscuit". That's me in a nutshell...

Off to Norfolk later, hope to do a couple of gardens among other stuff, will report later.

Agree Verd. re the "buffoon" perhaps he is liked in comparison with the nonentities he shares a platform with. Have we ever been governed by such a shower with the opposition just as bad? I suggest we all go out into our gardens and lose ourselves.

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 07:57

How about 2 or 3 good quality troughs? Go practical and plant vegetables or herbs. Go decorative and plant small annuals or alpines?

Try to find a home for the tools.

Couple of pots with tallish plants in front of bare wall to break it up?

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 30/09/2014 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: 29/09/2014 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

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