- Just moved into a new house with a garden! Strange shape - very shallow but wide and goes round the corner. Has lots of shrubs but needs redesigning to make it look less oblong. Will be a long process....
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12 Oct 2017 17:41
Brill - thanks for this. I'll try out a plastic one and see what happens....
Looking forward to getting some fresh salad in the grim months - fingers crossed!
12 Oct 2017 17:13
Thanks Philippa. I'm in south London so normally we don't have mad winters. Will fleece get soggy if it's wet and/or frozen regularly?
I also wondered if getting plastic means that I'll be constantly watering by hand?
10 Oct 2017 17:51
I want to grow winter salad leaves on my veg patch and thought a mini polytunnel (about 50cm high) would help protect the plants. But which type is best? I have found clear plastic, fleece and netting options.
Does anyone have any advice about which type is best? Thanks!
08 May 2014 17:17
It's not a natural pond.
I was wondering about chopping down/back/moving the plants as I can't face digging a new pond!
08 May 2014 16:57
I've moved into a new house and just found a small pond under a yew tree and camellia bush. It was sludgy and green, and I have pulled out what must be years of fallen branches, leaves and flowers. The water seems clearer now, but very empty. Could the yew have poisoned the water for plant and wildlife? Should I try to empty it and start again? I'd love to create something that actually helps wildlife come and live with me!
03 Mar 2014 09:31
Thanks so much for all your replies. The trees were around 10m high and about 60cm across. There might be room for a stump grinder - will need to get advice I guess. I'm off to the garden centre tomorrow to get a soil tester to see what kind of soil the garden has in general. Although the garden is very sunny, the area where the trees were only gets sun later in the afternoon - but I haven't been here long enough to see if that changes in summer (higher sun might provide a longer period out of shade).
I will get my husband to see if he can dig them out - I see my role as more in a planning capacity! And invest in lots of new compost too....
Thanks for all your advice fellow conifer widows!!
28 Feb 2014 11:25
I moved into a new house last week and had to take down 4 big connifers that were too close to us. Have big stumps left now and gaps with lots of visibility into neighbours.
I'd like to replace them with something that won't destroy the fences but will provide some screening and preferably attract birds. What will grow where connifers were, and what's the best way to get rid of the enormous stumps?