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by cheshirepalms
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Planting ideas for a new border.
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Re: Planting ideas for a new border.

The border has been planted with plants I already had in pots, so hopefully they will be happy despite that many of them are sun lovers in a relatively shady border. Further research of the sun and shadows has made me aware that it does get the sun after mid afternoon, so I hope that's enough. The p...
by cheshirepalms
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 12013

Re: Cheshirepalms blog - New fence and new borders.

Basjoo unwrapped today with the promise of some warm weather over the weekend, should dry out nicely now. Days off on Monday and Tuesday, so can finish the borders off and commence planting, weather permitting! icon_sunny
by cheshirepalms
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64327

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, sleeper video 2

I must have missed the garden design video :oops: , need to pay more attention to this blog icon_thumright .


Wow it was 7 months ago that I posted this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ5ZueiQ ... IZrt0ERSIA
Great video, I'm now fully aware of whats going on in there! icon_salut
by cheshirepalms
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: your arid beds
Replies: 19
Views: 1500

Re: your arid beds

The Opuntia is a Phaecantha and tough as old boots. You can see the fruit resulting from last years flowers. A mean looking plant with a softer side. That's a brilliant arid bed, I have some Opuntia to go in mine when I do it later this spring. Whats underneath the gravel on the top? Soil or a mixt...
by cheshirepalms
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64327

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, sleeper video 2

Its really coming along now! The drainage should be excellent at the top part of your garden for succulents and cacti, is that the plan? Bog type plants like gunnera at the bottom? That is exactly the plan although I'm debating whether to have the arids somewhere else..... Maybe the front garden or...
by cheshirepalms
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Planting ideas for a new border.
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Re: Planting ideas for a new border.

The problem is I have a lot of sun lovers in pots, the sun went in early afternoon today, so I need to see if its gets sun as it moves around later in the day, hopefully so, or else I will be looking at shade plants.
by cheshirepalms
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Planting ideas for a new border.
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Re: Planting ideas for a new border.

The fence is now in and work can start, however I didn't really consider the shadow the fence casts when I was thinking about planting. This photo is at solar noon today and 6 months of the year will get less sun than this.
by cheshirepalms
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 12013

Re: Cheshirepalms blog - Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Been out grafting digging the new border today and extended some of the other ones, still loads to do though! Only done up to the washing line at which point my girlfriend said we should have a semi-circular patio there, I'm weighing it up to be honest. No planting yet, didn't have time today even i...
by cheshirepalms
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play
Replies: 176
Views: 8190

Re: Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play

-0.7c here, I can live with that, although its the third air frost of the year and all have come this month. Its sunny though a great day for getting some gardening done! icon_sunny
by cheshirepalms
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64327

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, sleeper video 2

Its really coming along now! The drainage should be excellent at the top part of your garden for succulents and cacti, is that the plan? Bog type plants like gunnera at the bottom?
by cheshirepalms
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 12013

Re: Cheshirepalms blog - Its Spring time to cut the grass!

Not long got back from a weekend away in the cold northeast. Fence looks good even if its in the dark :lol: , my girlfriend took this picture from Friday and hopefully I can start on the border tomorrow.
by cheshirepalms
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 12013

Re: Cheshirepalms blog - Its Spring time to cut the grass!

could you give the back of the fence a cheeky coating of heavy duty stain? I regret not doing mine before it was fitted The new one? Its pressure treated and good for 15 years apparently. The panels should just slide out and be easy to paint if I want too. Need to see how it looks first once its up...
by cheshirepalms
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 12013

Re: Cheshirepalms blog - Its Spring time to cut the grass!

It will be fine I'm sure, the guy who came was admiring the palms and the stuff is no where near it really. It will be on the edge of the border when its finished. I'm just irritated that I'm away tomorrow till Sunday night, so can't get started till at least Monday. I want things doing straight awa...
by cheshirepalms
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64327

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, the sun came out.

Are you planting the Washingtonia in the ground? Possibly. It's not that heavy to move about yet in the pot but will need an even bigger pot next summer. It will have a limited life if/when it gets planted out though. You never know, your new garden might be very sheltered when its planted up and c...
by cheshirepalms
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1488
Views: 64327

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, the sun came out.

Are you planting the Washingtonia in the ground?