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Overgrown garden - please help

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 18:09

First thing that I would do is cut the grass to see what the land is like and if there are any problem areas. I would then take stock of what plants are worth keeping and those to remove.

What would eat Lupins?

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 13:31

Overnight would make me think large Snails or Caterpillars.

What are the benefits of spreading compost before laying new turf?

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 12:57

To give grass roots something to root into and to level the ground for the turf. Horticultural sand is the more commonly used material for laying turf onto. As it is easier to level and is less messy.

Twisted Willow

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 21:16

Just keep watering it. The pot needs to be big as it is a Willow, which is naturally found on riverbanks. I would not feed it - best not to feed a sick plant. Mine is in the ground and suffers windburn at times and during dry periods I do need to water it a lot, even in the ground. Long term a pot is slow death.

What is this plant?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 16:55

Epiphyllum...so not a hardy plant.

Lawn imaging

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 15:20

The lawn is likely to be built of rotavated soils with sand on top of that to level it. If it is lumpy then you can cut open the turf and flatten it and or raise the level of the dips by adding soil then re-seeding.

What is this plant?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 15:17

My guess would be an Alpine, Austria being in the Alps. Sedum or Ragwort can have yellow flowers. I would search Alpine plants with yellow flowers to check online. I would be interested to know what it is.

I doubt Cestrum as Austria gets really cold in winter, esp mountains.

Garden newbie....can you recommend pretty plants for garden privacy?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:41

I would put up a fence. 6ft wooden slats cost less than 99p each. They will also provide shelter and lessen the wind in your garden. Plant wise depends on the aspect of your garden.

Moggie deterrent - humane suggestions please!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 08:48
Jess is in the Garden wrote (see)
Best solution I've found is obstruction: I cut a length of bamboo cane into 6" lengths and sink them into the soil at regular intervals so they can't get in amongst them and start scratching around.

Cheap, very effective and humane.

 

That gets my vote - still get the odd cat poop near the kids swing where it is just bark though but nothing in borders.

 

should be an arisaema

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:23
nutcutlet wrote (see)

 

Lovely site blairs and I think you're right. Thank you very much. I do like to know what I'm growing

Mine did not smell and they change over the year, putting out leaf (a curious thing) then flower then another leaf (which dies back before Oct), then lots of bulblets and seed.

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