Hi Ladies and gents, I need some advice on a couple of things.
Firstly, I'm getting my front garden done (New brick fence, new limestone foothpath and blue slate in the rest of the garden). I'm wondering what to plant in the new flower bed/border along the new brick fence.
I'm in west London and the front garden is pretty small. It's only about 5m wide and about 4m long. The brick wall is about 90cm tall and 4m wide. So the border is about 4m long and 50cm wide. It's North facing but I doubt it gets a huge amount of sunlight due to other trees in the vicinity. Regarding the plants I was thinking 4 medium size evergreen plants (max height of 1.5m or so) , 4,5 small plants to go in between and some bulbs as well. So I've come up with these so far:
medium sized plants -
choisya ternata white dazzler or choisya ternata sundance
A couple of Azalea/Dwarf Rhododendrons
Small plants/shurbs -
Some lavender, Hebe and Dianthus
Various narcissus and crocus bulbs
What do you think of this list? Do you have any suggestions?
Also is it OK to plan them now? I see that this week it's not going to be so cold (minimum temps over 2C)
The other thing I am after help is on the weed bulbs growing in my new lawn in the backgarden. I want to get rid of them/kill them.
I had my back garden landscaped last year (turf laid in February). Prior to that, the back garden was in a jungle like state with lots of bulbs (but didn't really see any flowers on them unless I'm mistaken). I think the landscape gardener didn't use a weedkiller when he cleared the garden so the bulbs remained and they started growing through the newly laid turf. I tried to dig some of them out without damaging the lawn too much and also cut the tops off them.
Annoyingly, they are starting to grow through the lawn again. They have quite hard leaves and when I walked on them it felt crunchy. I tried cutting the tops off them using a trowel.There must have been about a hundred of them.
Digging them out is not an option as I don't want holes in the lawn. Can you please suggest another solution? If I apply round up gel on them, will they die?
Last edited: 08 January 2018 12:00:04