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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813

    Get a note book from Tescos


    Write down what you will do

    Do it

    Write down what you did

    Make mistakes like we all do every day

    Tell us what you did

    Learn from your mistakes

    If you get stuff wrong the Authorities will come round and take you away....Of course they wont

    ENJOY.......ENJOY......ENJOY    image


    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • my advice would be to take some photos, so you have a before and after record.I did this when I started gardening on this,my second garden,but first garden that I completely re did.

    I too was nervous, and all the neighbours overlooked my plot,but I just had a go,some things I was growing were probably weeds!!but it was great fun,and now I have 6 books of photos which is a great record of what ive done. read magazines,gardeners weekly is only £1 and packed full of good advice,and try charity shops too.

    good luck and post some pics soon!!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,735

    I've been procrastinating for over a year about creating a wildlife pond in this garden - where to put it; under the trees isn't ideal, but neither is the centre of the garden - and then, how big, how deep, what about the tree roots under this garden???????

    And then we just went for it, OH started digging it so that I couldn't worry about it some more and then wimp out.  image

    When the tree roots became a problem our Lovely Builder and his mate took over and are finishing it off, and I'm absolutely enthralled by it already - we could have done it that way, or the other way, but we've done it this way and it's fine!!! 

    We all get anxious about doing stuff, but look at it this way, if you don't tell people how it's going to be, how are they going to know that it's turned out different to the way you planned it? image

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

  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087

    I've been gardening  many years and it never surprises me what will grow and what will not grow in my garden. My main problem is that I have many clematis that will grow to their mature size. But there is one area of my garden that will not allow me to grow a clematis even though I know it is an a ideal position. I have taken soil test, excavated the soil within that area and replenished the soil. I have done everything possible but to avail the. That is gardening. It throws these negatives in to your path that Mother Nature will not uncover

    In the end I planted a honeysuckle there and it grew and grew

    Enjoy your garden and your will get more satisfaction than disappointment



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,152

    Totally agree Verd, only difference is,  ponds are a bit harder to alter once you do them! image

    Plants can easily be moved and altered on a whim and although there might be the odd casualty, it's an opportunity to try something else as you found recently with your Acer. I think most of us have tried something, then looked at it at a later date and thought - nope, don't like that, and have changed it- sometimes quite radically.

    I like to plan properly, but I'm also capable of altering that plan once I've started to implement it. It's part of the fun image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813


    Please let us know how you get on as you may teach US something !!!!!

    The vicar said to a gardener " How nice Gods garden looks today "

    The gardener said with a smile. " Yes but you should have seen it when he had it all to himself "

    Not meant to offend anyone friends

    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    DON'T PANIC...DON'T PANIC... The government can no longer afford the Gardening Policeimage It will be fine... you have prepared the are intelligent enough to follow the instructions on the seed packets/plants that you have bought...the weather is out of your handsimage


  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Newboy2 that was one saying my Dad used to use, love it, thanks for memory imageimageDid anyone hear about the guy in prison charged with murder/ no body found/  who on the phone told his father that under no circumstances should he allow the cops to dig in the back garden? Next call to Dad, "soz I couldn't dig your veg bed but think you've had it done " image

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