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and they're looking a bit scraggy round the edges. Usually I have no objections to a bit of scrag, but if they are cut back, the geraniums will put on some lush new growth and the salvias will flower again later in the summer. The allium seed heads look
of damage and a decent helping of pain. However, a bramble scrambling through hedgerows or the edges of woodland, where it's doing no harm is loved by everybody. The bramble is extraordinarily vigorous. It uses its thorns as grappling hooks to pull it across
an excellent hedge, a good screen and fine topiary. In this case it is on the edge of garden and countryside so I think it will do the trick nicely. All we have to do now is wait for it to get big enough.
been quite formal.I initially laid it out about ten years ago, based on a pattern I found in a picture of some pierced stonework in a palace in India. It formed a lattice of little paths around a central brick pond and fountain. But the timber edgings
socked hard round both ears with a large salami. A plant which sets my teeth on edge and sucks the joys of spring right out of my soul.I have confessed to this before and have tried to work on this character defect, but to no avail. I think that forsythia
not protect have become the inevitable slug food!With this success behind me I'm now going to explore how to protect raised beds of lettuce and salad leaves from slugs. If I begin with a slug-free bed, then attach a copper band round the timber edges, perhaps
a metal spring rake - except raking dead thatch out of evergreen grasses, like Stipa gigantea.5. A Rice Sickle, which has a really vicious cutting edge that's ideal for cutting back tall grasses. Mind your fingers.And the least useful?An ancient
shelter, under the open eaves of the roof, at the edge of the house, they become confused in the darkness, but fly up to the light of the window only to find they cannot get out. This one did though, and a handsome beast it is too.
vegetables and shrubs involve much less work than annual vegetables.The rough principle is this: imagine that you live in a clearing in a forest: on the edges of that forest there is enough light and sunshine to grow all sorts of edible plants. There should
later in the year.Next we filled in the area around the fibreglass with topsoil, logs, rocks and pot shards to give the pond edges texture, sheltering crevices and support. We landscaped the soil between the liner and sleeper frame, and filled the pond