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Californian Poppies

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 10:34

I sowed some californian poppy seeds last month and I noticed yesterday that they've developed into little seedlings. Will these be ok to be left where they are throughout the winter or will I need to protect them?

Magnolia and blossom trees

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 19:31

Hmm, sounds like I don't have to do a lot...that's what I like to hear!  Thanks for the feedback!

Magnolia and blossom trees

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 21:02

Hello. I planted a young magnolia tree and a blossom tree in my garden in the spring. They've come on leaps and bounds and I'm pleased with their progress. Now autumn is pretty much here, I'm just wondering whether there's anything I should be doing to prepare them for winter. Do I need to prepare/protect them or can I just leave them to it?

Also, my magnolia is fairly small still and resembles a bush rather than a tree. Will I need to shape it at all? It doesn't have a trunk, it just looks like upright twigs with leaves on at the moment!

Any advice greatly appreciated.

Planting lawn from scratch

Posted: 24/03/2012 at 19:05

Due to recent building works my back lawn has been completely removed of grass and the surface is now just compacted dirt. I want to grow a lawn back but I'm not entirely sure where to start when it comes to preparing the area for sowing grass seed (we looked into turf but it's just way too expensive). I know that a layer of top soil will need to be put down but how much is needed? It seems to be expensive stuff. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Discussions started by Alko

Pretty flower - what is it please?

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Rambling Rose

Is it ok? Photos in thread 
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No blossom or magnolia flowers

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Ruined lawn with too much grass seed?

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Last Post: 05/11/2012 at 20:04

Californian Poppies

Winter protection 
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Last Post: 30/10/2012 at 22:27

Magnolia and blossom trees

Pruning and winter preparation 
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Last Post: 13/10/2012 at 19:31

Planting lawn from scratch

Where to start? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2012 at 19:05
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