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Posted: 26/09/2014 at 21:18

Hi, no worries, travelled up today, will go to show tomorrow.Will possibly go to Picton Gardens/nursery on Sunday which is on my bucket list. 

Macmillan coffee morning well supported. Now have dish pan hands, but got to eat compensatory cake Cheese scones particularly good.

Great work in the Station Gg  amazing progress in just one season.

Verd, 24 hour professional care and oversight plus nice environment and good food is to be valued, without counting all the advantages for you and yours knowing that Mum is in good hands. Could come to any of us in due course. Hope someone cares for me with as much love and thoughtfulness.

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 12:15

Onwards and upwards..... I will do my best gardening tomorrow....

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 12:08

The Budd. will fill the space left by your Rhoddi. lots of colours to choose from. Have a look before your plunge for the bog standard colour.

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 08:25

Yes, in ericaceous potting compost. Water only or mostly with rainwater. Keep moist and water especially in late summer /autumn when flower buds being formed. Large square pot. Round ones blow over more easily in wind. 


Posted: 26/09/2014 at 07:00

Hi Chicky, Spring show is the main one with gardens etc. Autumn one is shorter and has giant vegetables!!. Both great.

Overwintering Potted Buxus

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 06:38

I have box in pots and might water occasionally in winter if very dry. Don't stand in saucers. Mine are on gravel. They are very difficult to kill.


Posted: 26/09/2014 at 06:20

Up early as my "man" arrives early. Then Macmillan coffee morning in Shop. I get to do the washing up.... and taste a few cakes.

Then of to the Malvern show.... Lots of goodies for spring.

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 06:16

Good to think of wildlife... single flowers better than fancy doubles. 

2 words of warning on your plant choices. nothing will grow under a Rhodi ( it basically poisons the ground for other plants) and choose a stool forming Bamboo, not one that spreads underground, Words like "stoloniferous" give the clue as to what is OK. Otherwise ask at the garden centre.

Sounds great so far.

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 14:19

In a garden of this size I would try not to go for a planting scheme which appears"busy" to the eye. Some simple guidelines:-

Have a few, say 3 or 4  very eye catching trees/shrubs in key positions. Some height in the garden is good. Think about the eventual size before you plant, especially if you need to get behind them when bigger.

Colour themes of pinks with mauves and white i.e. the "cool" colours; or the "hot" colours of yellow, reds, oranges are good. However blue always looks good with yellow and I am a sucker for orange and mauve. So think colour combinations, that generally compliment each other.

Plant in drifts of a single flower.Odd numbers of 3, 5, 7s. Planting randomly in a dotty pattern rarely works.Let drifts "bleed" into one another to get the transition from one to another. Colour "rythmn" works i.e repeat a colour from time to time, without spacing them exact distances apart. Think how nature works.

Think seasonally. Underplant with Spring bulbs now to get a flying start next year ( wait to November for tulips) How about groups of alliums?

Then think of you summer stars, followed by autumn colour.

Your patio/decking gives you the opportunity of adding some stunning planters,with bulbs and annuals, and winter effects.

Finally have a look at other gardens to give you some ideas.

As I can't see a greenhouse I am assuming you won't be propagating a lot yourself. This gives you the opportunity to go to the garden centres to see what looks good with what, and a what times, seek advice, and buy instant results.

Bash on...

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 12:51

Hi, what are the basic dimensions of your plot?

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