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  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

    Notifications don't seem to be working for me and I saw in another thread that quite a few people have this problem. That's why I wanted to just add some to my followed threads list so I can find them easily.
  • LizyannLizyann Posts: 35

    image Hi I am another new lady to join so just want to say hello and happy gardening.  I have a smallish cottage type garden which I am trying to keep in some sort of order with the help of TV and gardening magazines all I want now is the gardeners themselves and their expertise.image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 61,434

    Welcome Lizyann image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,537

    Hi lizyann and welcome image

    I too have a cottage garden and look forward to hearing about yours and maybe sharing pics if you have some image


  • LizyannLizyann Posts: 35

    Hi and thank you for your welcome Beaus mum.  I shall have a new bed to plant up now I hope because my next door neighbour is having the conifer hedge that is up one side of my garden out today and a fence put up yipeeeee it was not worth putting anything good in before because my neighbour had to come round to trim it and trample all over it so now I have got some work and planning to do.

  • LizyannLizyann Posts: 35

    Thank you for your welcome as we'll Dovefromabove 

  • Hi, I'm new ish too, though I have posted on a couple of boards. I'm renovating a garden that was all buddleia and bramble six months ago. It also has a huge amount of concrete and an old pond so it's all new territory for me. 

    I'm hoping to make a garden in keeping with my 1930s house. I've put in a hellebore, some lavenders and was given a laurel. Currently working on some structural things like a pergola and repairing border edges, although A stiff back is slowing me down today.

    I look forward to getting to know people and plants here.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 61,434

    Welcome Lol image

    Looking forward to following the progress of your garden image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 20,465

    Welcome.   Sounds like you've got your priorities right - structure first.   Newt is soil preparation which is best done thoroughly so you only have to do it once.

    One tip once you have your edges done is to pile on lots of compost and/or well rotted manure and let the worms and weather work it in over wnter.   Easier than digging, especially for your back.   In spring you can then simply fork it over, removing any weeds and stones as you go then rake it over and plant in spring.  This way you have all winter for playing with layouts and plant lists.

    Get some bulbs in now if you can though as they need all winter to grow their roots to be ready to put up shoots and flowers next spring.  

    New shrubs and roses are best planted in autumn as they then have all winter to grow new roots, especially the feeding roots and shoudn't need extra watering next year.   However, if you haven't yet got the soil ready or haven't yet decided what to grow, you can also plant container grown specimens at any time of year as long as soak the roots before planting and you keep them well watered till the autumn rains come.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845

    Nice to meet you Lol

    we did a similar thing here 8 years ago. I think patience was the biggest lessonimage

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
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