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A fortnight ago I wrote about paving and terraces - thank you to all of those who commented. I am following up with another subject which has nothing at all to do with plants, but affects many of us: fences. Most people have a fence or boundary
of the year. Then, after a brief spring, there are a couple of months of tongue-swelling heat before an equally brief autumn and then, bang - the snow returns.So what to plant? Certain trees are a given - Betula pendula (birch) of course. Russia is covered
that need doing, before those little green shoots in the border suddenly crack on and need attention. It is amazing how forgiving a garden can be: if you dig foundations and make a mess now, the grass will recover and the plants will bounce back by summer
As spring finally springs and the soil warms up, we should address a very common hosta problem. You may not, I suppose, be aware that there is any sort of problem, but that may be because you are either very lucky, or that you have never grown them.The idea of wide, slightly quil...