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Talkback: How to grow sunflowers from seed

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 20:00
Mine are 2 inches high and outside in pots doing fine

Gardeners world

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 20:02
Anyone know where I can download previous seasons of gardens world. I watched last year but would like to watch previous seasons as only just got into gardening and good advice doesn't change!

Nervous Gardener

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 13:53

below is a photo of my lawn the first 3 metres or so are the bits that looked bad. I raked hard the other day and removed a mattress bag x2 worth of moss which i am now wondering what to do with!


Nervous Gardener

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 13:46

this website is really good.

Expect the lawn to look a lot worse before it gets better. I started work on mine last autumn. the section i hit hard looked so bad i stopped short of completing the whole lawn. It was basically mud! I look at it now and its the best bit all green and no moss while the rest is still bad.

I treated my 500m2 lawn today with a 4 in 1 moss killer/feed as rain is likely over next few days. I will then rake it (electric one I got cheaper long term than hire) in 2 weeks and over-seed in about 3 weeks or so.

Thats seems to be the general idea from the lawn smith guy. 


Overall my lawn is a bit lumpy and i often scrap with the ride on mower even on high setting. Only two ways to stop this are to replace the entire lawn or to lift turf and remove soil in high spots but its a big lawn and a lot of work so leave that until late spring early summer IMO.


pergola - wisteria or clematis?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 02:36
Theses look amazing.

Also groupon have a de for arches


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 19:00

try great site for lawn advice.

Is it too soon to split sedums?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 15:48
Mine are about 30cm across. At what size what you consider dividing?

Boundary hedging

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 10:53

 This is the area i'm looking at. The shrubs have been planted randomly and so i would like to rip it all out and start again. There is a cherry tree in there on a 45' angle and another tree that is reaching like mad for the light!

Might also lose the conifer and the bed is where I plan to build my Parterre.



Boundary hedging

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 21:27
Thanks. I am looking at redesigning my entire garden as although it is resonable all the the plants were pretty much just left alone and as such they are all a bit wild.

I am looking at setting a more formal design, as such my choice of a yew. I am looking at using it as a backdrop to a parterre. The Rhodies will not sit right in a formal setting.

Boundary hedging

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 20:06
I have several large rhododendrons on my boundary. They are around 4 metres deep so not only Am I losing a lot of ground but they also are such an untidy plant! I would prefer to remove the lot and plant a more formal Yew hedge. I have read that Yews might not like to be planting in a Rhoddendrum patch? Am I also being a bit silly losing 20 odd metres of mature plants to start again with a more 'neutral' plant?

Discussions started by Bluebaron

bay tree pruning

making a huge lollypop 
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pruning shrubs for growth

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What's eating my peas?

Birds,slugs, mice or who knows what? 
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sunflowers planting out

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in my seed pots 
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plant ID

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Gardeners world

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Boundary hedging

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Mondays pop quiz!

Plant ID's! 
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Last Post: 24/02/2014 at 18:24

driving on the grass

how can i fix this 
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warming of soil

should I warm the soil in my vegetable plot 
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Plant ID please

Lawn weeds? 
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Irrigation systems

Irrigation systems 
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Mulching a concrete apple tree!

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