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Improving condition of lawn

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 14:15

I have a lawn which is situated two thirds under the canopy of a Large oak so it doesn't get much sun, and the soil is quite sticky and heavy . I do manage to get a reasonable lawn when we get  a fairly dry spring and summer, but what can i do to it to improve the quality of it without literally digging it up and replacing with a better top soil.

What plant is this please?

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 13:44

There is an Artemisia Dracunculus that looks similar.

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 09:18

I have lavatera in the front of my garden which has different shaped leaves and woodier stems to this, but I think it must be perhaps another variety maybe, thanks for all your suggestions, as Lyn says I think it is time to pull it up now as it has not produced any nice flowers.

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 16:29

 this is all it has on its stem

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 16:27

I have looked up a mallow and it does look a little similar but I have had no flowers at all which I suppose is possible but would have expected it to have a mass of flowers, as it is in a sunny spot. Also it doesn' t seem to have any burrs on it either, still none the wiser really, but it is nice to have suggestions.

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 16:20

It is nearly 5 foot tall as well, which is why it is a little bit mysterious. Have looked up the shoo fly plant and it doesn't look the same, and even the pelargoniums look different leaves.

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 16:17

 There is a close up of the leaf if it helps

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 16:15

I have just bruised the leaves and to be honest it just smells 'leafy' with no specific odour.

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 15:14

Please could anyone identify this large plant that has grown up between my geraniums that I planted this year.I have no idea what it is, it has had no flowers on it so its a little bit of a mystery.


suitable lawnmower for lady gardener

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 16:31

I have had a look at the lawnmower on Screwfix site, and it sounds ideal. It is so much better to get advice from people who have actually had practical experience with items . Many Thanks

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