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Weather

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 16:30

Just turned sunny here but sky is black so not sure it will last.

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 16:16

I have a hedgehog hiberanting in my bark shreddrings does anyone know when it will wake up as I am rather fed up with having dumpy bags of bark shreddings in my front garden but having found the one hedgehog and quickly covered it up with the amount of shreddings I had removed before I found it I decidded that ther may be others so don't dare emptying any of them. I took a quick peek carefully last week and it is still there. I have checked, it is alive.

Weather

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 16:10

It has just snowed in London my mother has said and here in Dorset we are having our 3rd hail storm of the day. Anyone having nice sunshine at the moment. I am not even venturing to the shed with the hail storms adn just managed to water the plants in the greenhouse before the fiirst hail storm started.

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 09:07

All the plants suggested love being planted in rotting leaves but do check the acidity as though you are on sand it may well be acidic form the pile of leaves that have been dropped over the years.

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 09:53

I do not have a walnut tree but have planted a few years ago a number of items under a cupressus leylandeii which is also supposed to be not possible and have items flowering under it through the year so its worth a try. Just make sure you just improve the soil before you start, and keep them moist (especially in the first year) and mulch annually with bark chippings or leaf mould.

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 11:31

I forgot to say visit a lot of gardens that open for the NGS etc as they will give you lots of ideas.A number will soon be opening for snowdrop and early bulbs so just checkout the NGS web site.

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 11:28

The gate is a wonderful focal point. You may want to highlight it with a rose and a clematis and have a meandering path down to it with a bed in the middle so that you can't quite see the gate which means you would have to wander down the path to find it at the end. Under the tree plant cyclamen, snowdrops, aconites, hellebores, pehaps a clematis to climb up it and a thornless rose and make the meandering path go towards this tree area first. you mayalso want perhaps a rill along the opposite side of the path with a bog garden which are easy to build. You mayalso want a gazebo or other seating area again to encourage you to venture down to the bottom of the garden. Check the soil below the tree, it maybe more acidic than the rest of the garden so you could also plant a camellia under it. Just make sure when you plant under it you give each plant plenty of leafmould or compost, water then well in their first year and add bark  or compost around them as the tree will make the area dry. Adding a gazebo would mean that you could add guttering and a water barrel. A greenhouse woukd also do the same.

Planting under cars

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 18:18

Thank you Flora rosa but I thin Sedums need full sun and mine will only get partial sun.

Planting under cars

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:55

I have to put my car in the drive between 10am and 12.01 pm Mon to Sat and would like to have a bed under the car between the wheels. My car is about 15cm from ground to the chassis and the only suggestion I can find is Lysimachia nummularia or Vinca both of which are thugs. I have tried goggling plants under cars with no luck at all. The garden is east facing so plants need to cope with part shade. Suggestion please as apart from a few geraniums, and one fern I cannot find anything.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 08:40

Hi all, cloudy rather than sunny in Dorset today. Had a great day yesterday, building a raised bed from the large branches of my oak that had to have part cut down, The tree surgeon had to cut them small so that i could move then  but still could only roll some of them and then upend into the hole I had made. Anyway it look wonderful now it is completed and I am off to the garden center to get some shade loving plants to put in it to add to the ferns I already have.

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