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  2. Arlandria
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    Arlandria's Long-Term Garden Renovation Thread

    I've bought from David Austin before and I'm pretty sure there's no way I'd have persuaded my husband to spend that on an impulse purchase 8 years ago! Pretty sure it didn't come in a branded pot...
    I've bought from David Austin before and I'm pretty sure there's no way I'd have persuaded my husband to spend that on an impulse purchase 8 years ago! Pretty sure it didn't come in a branded pot either which I know they do (these days at least). Never know though!Ooh thank you - I'll pop...
    I've bought from David Austin before and I'm pretty sure there's no way I'd have persuaded my husband to spend that on an impulse purchase 8 years ago! Pretty sure it didn't come in a branded pot either which I know they do (these days at least)....
    I've bought from David Austin before and I'm pretty sure there's no way I'd have persuaded my husband to spend that on an impulse purchase 8 years ago! Pretty sure it didn't come in a branded pot...
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  3. Lolimac
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    Rose Parterre...

    WOW...I've only just read this thread @lolimac it looks absolutely gorgeous.
    WOW...I've only just read this thread @lolimac it looks absolutely gorgeous.
    WOW...I've only just read this thread @lolimac it looks absolutely gorgeous.
    WOW...I've only just read this thread @lolimac it looks absolutely gorgeous.
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  5. Sheal
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    One year on....and beyond

    I bet that doesn't look as good when the tin's opened as Popeye's. :heehee:
    I bet that doesn't look as good when the tin's opened as Popeye's. :heehee:
    I bet that doesn't look as good when the tin's opened as Popeye's. :heehee:
    I bet that doesn't look as good when the tin's opened as Popeye's. :heehee:
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  6. SunWorshiper

    Ideas please

    Yes, that was my thinking too. I’m a fan of raised beds myself as I find them easier to manage, and are a feature in themselves, I think.
    Yes, that was my thinking too. I’m a fan of raised beds myself as I find them easier to manage, and are a feature in themselves, I think.
    Yes, that was my thinking too. I’m a fan of raised beds myself as I find them easier to manage, and are a feature in themselves, I think.
    Yes, that was my thinking too. I’m a fan of raised beds myself as I find them easier to manage, and are a feature in themselves, I think.
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  7. Gizmo

    new decking project

    new decking done just got to put some oil on it
    new decking done just got to put some oil on it
    new decking done just got to put some oil on it
    new decking done just got to put some oil on it
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  8. xf8u39

    Plant id

    Strictly a house or conservatory plant and as stated can grow to 6 ft or more (with support). Side shoots can be cut off for cuttings but only in Spring or summer. It needs fairly light conditions...
    Strictly a house or conservatory plant and as stated can grow to 6 ft or more (with support). Side shoots can be cut off for cuttings but only in Spring or summer. It needs fairly light conditions but not direct sun.
    Strictly a house or conservatory plant and as stated can grow to 6 ft or more (with support). Side shoots can be cut off for cuttings but only in Spring or summer. It needs fairly light conditions but not direct sun.
    Strictly a house or conservatory plant and as stated can grow to 6 ft or more (with support). Side shoots can be cut off for cuttings but only in Spring or summer. It needs fairly light conditions...
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  9. 2nd_bassoon
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    Starting from (almost) scratch

    I know :frown: It's a Swallow, but all the low-to-mid-range greenhouse suppliers are quoting 26-30 week lead times at the moment - I also looked at Halls, Eden and Elite. Visited a few local gardener...
    I know :frown: It's a Swallow, but all the low-to-mid-range greenhouse suppliers are quoting 26-30 week lead times at the moment - I also looked at Halls, Eden and Elite. Visited a few local gardener centres and they're in the same position, they've even sold off their display stock and now they're...
    I know :frown: It's a Swallow, but all the low-to-mid-range greenhouse suppliers are quoting 26-30 week lead times at the moment - I also looked at Halls, Eden and Elite. Visited a few local gardener centres and they're in the same position, they've...
    I know :frown: It's a Swallow, but all the low-to-mid-range greenhouse suppliers are quoting 26-30 week lead times at the moment - I also looked at Halls, Eden and Elite. Visited a few local gardener...
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  10. Gizmo

    diy decking

    thankyou for your replys we cannot use nitromores due to chest complaints , with our boards they are only single grooved still unsure if it would be safe or not for my wife to walk on , with...
    thankyou for your replys we cannot use nitromores due to chest complaints , with our boards they are only single grooved still unsure if it would be safe or not for my wife to walk on , with composite boards i find that they cost alot of pennys , so i think that the boards will be replaced and...
    thankyou for your replys we cannot use nitromores due to chest complaints , with our boards they are only single grooved still unsure if it would be safe or not for my wife to walk on , with composite boards i find that they cost alot of pennys ,...
    thankyou for your replys we cannot use nitromores due to chest complaints , with our boards they are only single grooved still unsure if it would be safe or not for my wife to walk on , with...
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  11. Gerard1983

    Greenhouse project at side of house

    There's a fence between the 2 properties and their garden is about a foot or two lower than ours.I'll try and take a couple of photos of the gap tomorrow so that it's a bit clearer.
    There's a fence between the 2 properties and their garden is about a foot or two lower than ours.I'll try and take a couple of photos of the gap tomorrow so that it's a bit clearer.
    There's a fence between the 2 properties and their garden is about a foot or two lower than ours.I'll try and take a couple of photos of the gap tomorrow so that it's a bit clearer.
    There's a fence between the 2 properties and their garden is about a foot or two lower than ours.I'll try and take a couple of photos of the gap tomorrow so that it's a bit clearer.
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  12. Joolz

    Raised Veg Beds

    Morning @Jymi riddler . Thank you for your info. I feel 60cm would be slightly too high for me to work with easily. We're looking at a height of 46 to 50cm height above ground.The willow is...
    Morning @Jymi riddler . Thank you for your info. I feel 60cm would be slightly too high for me to work with easily. We're looking at a height of 46 to 50cm height above ground.The willow is divine to sit under when the sun is out and the temp is high. I tend to do all my potting on under there...
    Morning @Jymi riddler . Thank you for your info. I feel 60cm would be slightly too high for me to work with easily. We're looking at a height of 46 to 50cm height above ground.The willow is divine to sit under when the sun is out and the temp...
    Morning @Jymi riddler . Thank you for your info. I feel 60cm would be slightly too high for me to work with easily. We're looking at a height of 46 to 50cm height above ground.The willow is...
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  13. DaveMK

    How to link raised patio and lawn?

    Thanks mazambo,So right about backache; everyone's back pain is individual to them, and mine had become life-changing in that my lower back went into excrutiating spasm with no warning and when...
    Thanks mazambo,So right about backache; everyone's back pain is individual to them, and mine had become life-changing in that my lower back went into excrutiating spasm with no warning and when doing simple normal things. I couldn't get out of the chair without that spasm occurring, when my GP...
    Thanks mazambo,So right about backache; everyone's back pain is individual to them, and mine had become life-changing in that my lower back went into excrutiating spasm with no warning and when doing simple normal things. I couldn't get out of...
    Thanks mazambo,So right about backache; everyone's back pain is individual to them, and mine had become life-changing in that my lower back went into excrutiating spasm with no warning and when...
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  14. landimad

    Got a cussing for this.....

    I doubt if this will fill to the levels of previous fill, but then there will be the fact of the new owner finding what they want to do with this area at the front. The new people may want to...
    I doubt if this will fill to the levels of previous fill, but then there will be the fact of the new owner finding what they want to do with this area at the front. The new people may want to pave over the lot and have parking for many or change it to conifers or fence it in.
    I doubt if this will fill to the levels of previous fill, but then there will be the fact of the new owner finding what they want to do with this area at the front. The new people may want to pave over the lot and have parking for many or change...
    I doubt if this will fill to the levels of previous fill, but then there will be the fact of the new owner finding what they want to do with this area at the front. The new people may want to...
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  15. MrB

    What to do with this garden?

    Another thing you can do is just walk round your neighbourhood, to see what's doing well and looking good in other people's front gardens. I've often got ideas myself that way, people are usually...
    Another thing you can do is just walk round your neighbourhood, to see what's doing well and looking good in other people's front gardens. I've often got ideas myself that way, people are usually happy to tell you what a particular plant is or if not I believe there are apps you can use to...
    Another thing you can do is just walk round your neighbourhood, to see what's doing well and looking good in other people's front gardens. I've often got ideas myself that way, people are usually happy to tell you what a particular plant is or if...
    Another thing you can do is just walk round your neighbourhood, to see what's doing well and looking good in other people's front gardens. I've often got ideas myself that way, people are usually...
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  16. Iwang

    Enough room for a small weeping willow?

    In the end I bought a 'Larix Kaempferi Pendula' - a small weeping conifer. Small enough to take its place quite nicely in that corner of the garden. Thanks for all the kind advice
    In the end I bought a 'Larix Kaempferi Pendula' - a small weeping conifer. Small enough to take its place quite nicely in that corner of the garden. Thanks for all the kind advice
    In the end I bought a 'Larix Kaempferi Pendula' - a small weeping conifer. Small enough to take its place quite nicely in that corner of the garden. Thanks for all the kind advice
    In the end I bought a 'Larix Kaempferi Pendula' - a small weeping conifer. Small enough to take its place quite nicely in that corner of the garden. Thanks for all the kind advice
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  17. Palustris

    Stumpery

    I was about to mention some of those! :doh: How about Hellebores? They're quite happy in heavy shade as well.
    I was about to mention some of those! :doh: How about Hellebores? They're quite happy in heavy shade as well.
    I was about to mention some of those! :doh: How about Hellebores? They're quite happy in heavy shade as well.
    I was about to mention some of those! :doh: How about Hellebores? They're quite happy in heavy shade as well.
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  18. sunnycusack

    Garden redesign - questions galore!

    Hi Lorna. From your photos, the bamboo doesn't look like its an invasive species. If you've been there for 3 years you should be able to judge if the type is clumping or spreading. (I'm in...
    Hi Lorna. From your photos, the bamboo doesn't look like its an invasive species. If you've been there for 3 years you should be able to judge if the type is clumping or spreading. (I'm in Aberdeen and have 14 varieties around my garden perimeter - having dug out and binned 2 types because of...
    Hi Lorna. From your photos, the bamboo doesn't look like its an invasive species. If you've been there for 3 years you should be able to judge if the type is clumping or spreading. (I'm in Aberdeen and have 14 varieties around my garden perimeter...
    Hi Lorna. From your photos, the bamboo doesn't look like its an invasive species. If you've been there for 3 years you should be able to judge if the type is clumping or spreading. (I'm in...
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  19. mazambo

    Raised beds?

    When I laid the blocks I took away most of the mortar on each join allowing water to run into the soil, with all the rain we've had recently I've only had a couple of little puddles so I'm hoping...
    When I laid the blocks I took away most of the mortar on each join allowing water to run into the soil, with all the rain we've had recently I've only had a couple of little puddles so I'm hoping that won't be a problem.
    When I laid the blocks I took away most of the mortar on each join allowing water to run into the soil, with all the rain we've had recently I've only had a couple of little puddles so I'm hoping that won't be a problem.
    When I laid the blocks I took away most of the mortar on each join allowing water to run into the soil, with all the rain we've had recently I've only had a couple of little puddles so I'm hoping...
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  20. RobB

    Raised bed problem

    Thanks NigelJ and JWK. Grass cuttings I can get when I cut the grass, good idea. The rain overnight, despite forecasts was quite light so still not wet but more to come later. Plenty of soil on a...
    Thanks NigelJ and JWK. Grass cuttings I can get when I cut the grass, good idea. The rain overnight, despite forecasts was quite light so still not wet but more to come later. Plenty of soil on a bank at the side of the garden so when the crops are gone I'll get digging. I did think of washing...
    Thanks NigelJ and JWK. Grass cuttings I can get when I cut the grass, good idea. The rain overnight, despite forecasts was quite light so still not wet but more to come later. Plenty of soil on a bank at the side of the garden so when the crops...
    Thanks NigelJ and JWK. Grass cuttings I can get when I cut the grass, good idea. The rain overnight, despite forecasts was quite light so still not wet but more to come later. Plenty of soil on a...
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  21. Sian in Belgium

    new garden - deciding how to start!

    I’ve just glanced at this thread, and been shocked at how things looked just a year ago.I will head off around the garden in the next couple of days, but here is the geranium bed (or drive bed,...
    I’ve just glanced at this thread, and been shocked at how things looked just a year ago.I will head off around the garden in the next couple of days, but here is the geranium bed (or drive bed, as we now refer to it), an overview of the pond, the herb bed, and the climbers along the side of...
    I’ve just glanced at this thread, and been shocked at how things looked just a year ago.I will head off around the garden in the next couple of days, but here is the geranium bed (or drive bed, as we now refer to it), an overview of the pond,...
    I’ve just glanced at this thread, and been shocked at how things looked just a year ago.I will head off around the garden in the next couple of days, but here is the geranium bed (or drive bed,...
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  22. Eden1

    2nd Hand Greenhouse

    Not that size, but i have just built a new timber frame to fit an old plastic greenhouse cover that I had - the old metal & plastic frame broke when i tried to dismantle it when we moved last...
    Not that size, but i have just built a new timber frame to fit an old plastic greenhouse cover that I had - the old metal & plastic frame broke when i tried to dismantle it when we moved last year. I'll try and get a photo to add on here.
    Not that size, but i have just built a new timber frame to fit an old plastic greenhouse cover that I had - the old metal & plastic frame broke when i tried to dismantle it when we moved last year. I'll try and get a photo to add on here.
    Not that size, but i have just built a new timber frame to fit an old plastic greenhouse cover that I had - the old metal & plastic frame broke when i tried to dismantle it when we moved last...
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  23. mazambo

    Inexpensive edging

    That's something I didn't think about, 4" plus mortar bed is a good height so maybe cut them in half and soldier them, extra work I know but then I can get that curve.
    That's something I didn't think about, 4" plus mortar bed is a good height so maybe cut them in half and soldier them, extra work I know but then I can get that curve.
    That's something I didn't think about, 4" plus mortar bed is a good height so maybe cut them in half and soldier them, extra work I know but then I can get that curve.
    That's something I didn't think about, 4" plus mortar bed is a good height so maybe cut them in half and soldier them, extra work I know but then I can get that curve.
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  24. mazambo

    Cement mixer breaking up soil

    Hi everyone, I'm just wondering if I throw my soil that has gravel in it into a cement mixer will it make the soil a bit finer and easier to riddle? Doing it by hand I'm getting dry clumps of soil...
    Hi everyone, I'm just wondering if I throw my soil that has gravel in it into a cement mixer will it make the soil a bit finer and easier to riddle? Doing it by hand I'm getting dry clumps of soil a bit bigger than the gravel making it harder to sort.
    Hi everyone, I'm just wondering if I throw my soil that has gravel in it into a cement mixer will it make the soil a bit finer and easier to riddle? Doing it by hand I'm getting dry clumps of soil a bit bigger than the gravel making it harder to...
    Hi everyone, I'm just wondering if I throw my soil that has gravel in it into a cement mixer will it make the soil a bit finer and easier to riddle? Doing it by hand I'm getting dry clumps of soil...
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