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What I did today

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 21:03

Lawn tractor did not come back from the services shop to spread the bark shreddings. So spent the day cutting planting the area were I had removed an old evergreen and what must  be my 40th holly as there was another identical one next to it and neither has any berries unlike the other 38 of them, Planted in there place a Camellia, a Cornus and a Hydrantha with Pulmonaria, Helleborus , Liriope  and Lily of the valley underneath them. Then spent the rest of the day cutting back the plants in the bog garden such as iris sibirica, and primulas, removing the leaves from around the rockery where the acer had finally dropped them and then wedded the rockery area as they have started to grow already here in the SW of the country. Finished of by washing 2 out of the 7 birches bark to reveal the lovely bark underneath. Hope to finish the rest tomorrow or Sunday.

Hornbeam Topiary

Posted: 26/12/2017 at 16:59

I think you can search Tendercare in Uxbride online.

Hornbeam Topiary

Posted: 22/12/2017 at 18:44

Try Tendercare in Uxbridge. They sell anyting from young trees to mature ones in all sort of topiary shapes and often supply trees to the Chelsea and Hamton Court gardens. Not if you buy mature ones they can be expensive and need a lot of watering. If you can visit the nursery it is an amazing place with hundreds of trees, shrubs and perennials in all sizes. I had never seen a nursery like it and was in complete awe. 


Posted: 22/12/2017 at 18:34

How about getting a dog. My garden had no cats or rabbits when I had my last golden retrieiver. She died in March when she was 15 years old. The cats came back and the rabbits very soon after she died so I have just got my new 9 week old golden retriever puppy who is already chasing anything that moves, including my skirt which she is being told not to. Its a bit like having a toddler as she puts everthing in her mouth. Can run upstairs but cannot get down yet and the Christmas tree has had to go on a table so she does not take the tinsel or anthing else off the tree.  She will be getting her teenage section soon and is already answering me back when I say no. I know that this will not last as they grow up very quickly. They are great with children as long as the children know how to behave with the dog and so a dog is a great learning source. In addition a child will not be frightened of dogs. My brother ran into the road to avoid a dog when he was 3 so my mother went straight out and bought a puppy. 30,000 dogs are taken in by charity after Christmas so going to Dogs Trust, Battersea dogs home etc is a good way to get a more mature dog so you do not have to go through the toddler,  teenage  answering back stage.

Plants for a wedding

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 09:23

My daughter is getting married  next year at the end of June. The reception is going to be in a Victorian conservatory. I have some very tall white pots about 70cm high and 40cm square and thought that they would look  lovely in the conservatory perhaps with lights in them. Any suggestions please.

Grass identification needed

Posted: 05/09/2017 at 18:32

Thank you and yes I think it is a Millet

Grass identification needed

Posted: 05/09/2017 at 18:12

Please can someone tell me what the grass in the attached picture is

Pemberton roses

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 12:17

Thank you Laura and Muddle up. I have sent them pictures of my roses.

Sweet peas

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 11:17

I planted them straight into the  ground about the mid to end of March. They seem to have no buds but are very green and tall. Sorry I cannot take a picture as I  am not at home until the weekend.

Sweet peas

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 22:27

Does anyone know why I have no flowers on any of my sweet peas despite them growing to over 1.2m, They are planted on the sunny side of my garden and have been well watered etc

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What I did today

A lovely day in the garden 
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Plants for a wedding

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Grass identification needed

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Sweet peas

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Pemberton roses

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Trying again for suggestions for pots on my roof

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Suggestions for large pots on 1st floor roof

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Suggestions please for plants in pots on my 1st floor roof

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On a first floor roof in very tall pots

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Narcissus I wish to buy

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Acer ID needed

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Which Viburnam is this

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Help please, forgotten whatt this shrub is

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Tulip gavota

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Pacific coast irises

Where to get them 
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