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  • Thanks, I'm painting a wall today so hoping it stays dry.

    i have got some allium and crocus bulbs in, a couple of small patches as I wanted a splash of colour in spring.

    i have also got a few climbers that have been in for years and flowered really well this summer. Type 3 clematis I think. 

    It is all quite exciting. image

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Hi Lol, welcome.  At least you will have plenty of thinking time during the winter to decide what is going to work for you, giving your back a well-needed restimage  You're right it is excitingimage

  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 5,552

    Welcome Lol, I'm sure you will get lots of good advice on here, most people are friendly and like to help.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Thanks everyone. I've been given some pallets as well now so thinking of using them as a base for decking but it's going to be a slightly awkward shape,

    my alliums and crocuses are just showing their shoots which is very exciting. I also have a front garden with some shrubs that need cutting back and crazy paving that needs repointing so it's going to be quite a bit of work.

    Until last year I could barely use the garden cos of allergies but new medication means I've been fine this summer. It's all very exciting.  image

  • Hi Lol! Welcome to the forums! image Great to hear about your garden, and sorry to hear about your back. Good luck! 


  • Recently subscribed to GW & wondered if anyone would care to comment on the Pro's & Cons of a polytunnel versus greenhouse. I am told that a polytunnel is quite long lived nowadays with improvements to the plastic & that much better to work in as can stand upright and roomier for the cost. I do notice that large greenhouses of any quality can be horrendously expensive to buy & have erected.

    Many thanks.image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I'd start a new thread with this one, It will pull in those with experience of both.

    Love the name, know it wellimage

    welcome and happy new yearimage

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Ditto image

  • FritillaryFritillary WiltshirePosts: 457

    Hi, I am new to the forum. I did post on the new years day flower count. Hoping to find inspiration and motivation to get my garden more in order.( Banish the nettles and couch grass from my borders.) Looking forward to getting to know people and make friends.


  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Hi Fritillary good to have you on board image Throw the couch grass in room 101, the new thread that Yvie has started. 

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