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Mr Grinch's Garden

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Mr Grinch, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Mr Grinch

    Mr Grinch Total Gardener

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    Hello,

    First post on this Forum.

    Im Mr Grinch (only sometimes). Im 36, been gardening since i had bought my own place in 2002.
    Im never happy with my garden, alway's tinkering. Project for the new year is a new patio partitioned from the lawn by Box.

    I love Roses, Aquilegia and Day Lilly's. I HATE conifers :rolleyespink:

    My garden is South East facing, i garden on heavy clay.

    I really dont know much about shrubs but i need to learn as i want some :)

    Nice to meet you all.

    G
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      Spruce Buzzed off, wont be back

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      Hi

      Daylilys you have come to the right forum :yess:


      Great to have you on board

      Spruce
       
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      welcome to you!!! you will love this forum enjoy :thumbsup:
       
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      Hello Mr G, welcome to Gardeners Corner.:thumbsup::D:D As you can see already they're a very friendly bunch and are always willing to help and give advice. We have gardeners at all levels of experience and knowledge, from the beginners to the knowledgeable, experts, and specialists.
      Mentioning that you like certain plants will get you in danger of being hijacked by the specialists and collector of those plants.....like Spruce:heehee:
       
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      Welcome to Gardeners Corner:)

      You Spruce's little puppy dog now:D
       
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      cm on then , come on :heehee: fetch the daylily

      Between you and Armandii this forum could get the wrong name:help:


      Spruce
       
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        Good evening G and welcome to the site.:dbgrtmb:
         
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        Welcome to "Gardener, Cell Block H"

        :D
         
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          Welcome, Grinchy :dbgrtmb:

          If you like Aquilegia then you may want to visit our garden on Open Day :thumbsup:. We're not far from you and open for charity at the end of May each year. Much closer to the date I put an invitation on here for GC members.

          Here's a link to a preview I posted a few years ago.

          http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/events/16432-sneak-preview-open-day.html

          and here's a link to a thread I posted about propagating and growing Aquilegias

          http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/propagation-month/34690-growing-aquilegias.html
           
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            Hello Mr Grinch and welcome to the forum :)
             
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            Wow amazing garden, might well take you up on that offer ! I love Aquilegia. They are so easy to grown and the colours are amazing :dbgrtmb:
             
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            Thanks to everyone for their kind welcome. I hope to contribute lots to the forum over the coming months :dbgrtmb:
             
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            Lovely garden. I may take you up on the offer :thumbsup:
             
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            mmmmm
            Trying to reply to individual posts, pressing the qoute button then posting but they are not appearing on the thread. :what:


            help :rolleyespink:
             
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            Sorry, automatic spam filter, it thought the quotes might be links.

            Should stop happening after you've posted 10 posts.
             
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            Just a quick intro into my garden.
            We moved into our place in Oct 2005 but it was unenhabitable until the following Feb.
            The garden when we moved in.
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            The house needed fixing. The previous owners hadnt done anything to it. Water ran down the walls when it rained, doors wouldnt close, the smell of damp and mould was everywhere. So, 4 months of slog and we finally moved in. BUT i was itching to get into the garden. As our exstension was being built, i started on the garden. The West facing border was cut first, small plants were bought and by the middle of summer it looked like this.

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            The day lillies were gorgeous:
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            The East facing border had not been dug yet. There were piles of rubble and sheds that were in the way. It just had to wait. Our first baby arrived, so we just relaxed in the gorgeous dry and hot summer of 2006.

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            The lack of rain was nice in that summer but it masked a problem, that i will show you later.

            To be continued...................... :D
             
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              You've done a brilliant job of that :dbgrtmb: and, belated, congratulations on the little one. :D
               
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              Welcome from me too Mr Grinch, love the garden, fabulous well stocked borders :D
              I'm a big daylily fan too, lovely picture of 'Frans Hals' :D
               

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