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Hello there I have an neglected roughly 20ft square patch in my back garden covered with ? weed. I wou ld welcome any advice on something easy growing for this year thanks Marie
Hi Marie, firstly, it depends whether you want to grow, fruit, veg, herbs, flowers or shrubs?
hello Ryan, thanks for your Quick reply We have tons of snow here in Belfast SOMETHING THAT I
CAN PLANT LATER IN THE YEAR AM EASY ABOUT WHAT I WANT BUT HOPEFULLY A COLOURFUL PLANT WHICH WOULD THRIVE UNDER A PEAR TREE PERHAPS MARIE
How big is the pear tree? That'll give us a bit of an idea about how big the roots are
TA VERDUN COULD BE THE BEST OPTION BUT I WAS HOPING NOT TO SPRAY AS I HAVE YOUNG GRANDWEANS MARIE
IT'S ABOUT OMG I DONT KNOW BUT IT IS 20 YEARS AGROWING MAYBE 30ft M
Ok, so it's a mature tree Do you get lovely pears ?
Thanks folks I will go with the annuals Now why didnt I think of that? marie
Does the pear tree cast much shade? A lot of annuals prefer to grow in sun. Busy-Lizzies (Impatiens) and bedding begonias are OK with shade. They are quite slow to grow from seed so probably best to buy small plants and plant out after frosts are over.
Hardy annuals, like love-in-a mist, calendulas etc you can just sow the seeds in your prepared soil. Certain half-hardy annuals, like cosmos, nasturtiums you can sow when it's warmer.
Otherwise, if budget allows, just buy trays of what you like the look of in local garden centre to plant when weather is warmer.