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Old 27-06-2013, 07:32
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Hi all, any updates on our coastal gardens? How are you're plants coping? Any you would recommend or not recommend? My grasses are still looking good, although they are still quite small, the golden brown grass seems to be the toughest. I've created more shelter from the harsh wind and sweltering sun () by using some arty shapes using driftwood.
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we have kept most of our planting in pots... cause of the bunnies.. the ones in pots near the front.. are not real plants.. its the only way ... it was becoming expensive to feed the little bu........s
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we planted a few things last time we went to the van but we haven't been to the van for about 4 weeks so I hope the new plants are ok...
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What are the plants people are finding a success? (and NOT just feeding the bunnies!)
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What are the plants people are finding a success? (and NOT just feeding the bunnies!)
mini conifers in big pots.. ( are they a plant?, they look nice.. we have 3 of them and we planted them when we first got the van, September 2010, so they are doing great.....)

we took a hydrangea up with us and planted it in our little rockery area and that is doing fine too.....

we always plants a few yellow flowers ( primulas./pansies?) a few other colour plants..not sure of name of them....
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I spotted this link about 'Coastal Gardens' from our Twitter feed today. Some interesting info for us coastal Gardeners!


http://www.vanmeuwen.com/coastal-gardens

Hope you find some useful info in it
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I havent a clue about gardening either at home or at the coast but I wanted some tubs on my decking to add a bit of colour.
I asked a friend to help me with the tubs which she did but unfortunately due to virtually no drainage the plants have become waterlogged and most of them have died
Last time we were at the van Mark made a few drainage holes but I think its too late to save the poor plants.

I quite like your idea of just having mini conifers Tia but Im worried now that if I do, they will go the same way as the plants. I do hate to think Ive killed the poor things so perhaps I should just forget the idea!
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I havent a clue about gardening either at home or at the coast but I wanted some tubs on my decking to add a bit of colour.
I asked a friend to help me with the tubs which she did but unfortunately due to virtually no drainage the plants have become waterlogged and most of them have died
Last time we were at the van Mark made a few drainage holes but I think its too late to save the poor plants.

I quite like your idea of just having mini conifers Tia but Im worried now that if I do, they will go the same way as the plants. I do hate to think Ive killed the poor things so perhaps I should just forget the idea!


I don't think there is actually anything you have to do with them apart from plant them... we water them when we are there( not often at mo) and the rest of the time they have to fend for themselves... they do ok though
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I will only be planting in the ground, as there is sometimes a few weeks between visits, so I wouldn't be able to water them.
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I will only be planting in the ground, as there is sometimes a few weeks between visits, so I wouldn't be able to water them.
we bought those water globe things, you fill them up and pop them into your pot..... at one time we filled up pop bottles and put some tiny holes in them.... seemed to work fine....
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