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Posted: 13/08/2013 at 20:15

On a simillar note, we have loads of vine like weeds on our lawn, almost buried in the grass. They are all criss crossing over each other and look to be putting little suckers in along the way leading to a root. We did have a fair amount of clover and dandelions this year. I cut the grass very short to help remove them and have just exposed the weeds.

Poor Lawn.

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 10:51

All help is appreciated and is helping me to decide the most suitable outcome.


Honeysuckle and Clematis Problem

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 01:20

Do Honeysuckle and Clematis plants have an average life expectancy?

We planted one of each about 4 years ago to climb up a small wall and onto our patio railings. Afer 1st year they had found their way round the railings and got better each year, but last year they both became very woody and bare and looked very sorry for themselves.

Do they need digging up or is there a way I can save them?


Posted: 15/03/2013 at 01:15

I love Hydrangeas. When I was a child we had one outside our front door. 

I think it is the nostalgia reason that I want one. 

Poor Lawn.

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 01:11

I know it's still too wintery to be worrying too much. But can anyone recommend a good fertiliser to use in the coming months to encourage a decent grass growth. the soil is very thin and has a lot of builders rubbish in it. The lawn has several decent patches each year but also each year there are large patches that look worse than previous year. 

I have tried Miracle Gro lawn food before. Do I need something stronger?


lawn improvement

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 23:40

Chainsawsal and David 25. I too am in the same boat. The lawn is so patchy and lumpy underfoot with brick etc it makes me think to either dig it all up and start again or just leave it. I have 2 very young daughters and would love them  to enjoy the garden but is it worth the expense and labour re-laying it? We have a fairly large trampoline waiting to get put up and that will put a section in the shade. I am considering  relaying most of it and putting bark down where the trampoline will go.

Small Garden Needs Ideas

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 11:48
Brilliant. Thanks again. Green fingers crossed.

Small Garden Needs Ideas

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 11:31
Is it possible to get a decent thatch on poorish soil? Any suggestions on which seed would be more suitable and harder to damage

Small Garden Needs Ideas

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 11:27
Thanks sotongeoff. Getting a good lawn is primary concern, then i can decide from there. Many thanks

Small Garden Needs Ideas

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 23:15
Not sure what I want to do with it sotongeoff. Was contemplating removing a section of grass and putting down bark chips for trampoline area. But aside from that...its a blank canvas
We have lots of fragrant herbs in raised bed so may move them into pots.
Is there a simple solution for improving a lawn?
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Honeysuckle and Clematis Problem

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Poor Lawn.

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