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Petunia surfina Baskets

Posted: Yesterday at 15:57

The bottom 2 are definitely not petunia. Cant tell with the top one

Candytuft or weed

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 22:44

I may well have sown something else I honestly don't know it seems really odd that they have only sprouted exactly where I put the seeds. perhaps I have sown something else. Thanks for the replys I'll leave them for now and see what they look like when they flower

Candytuft or weed

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 15:37
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I seeded a bed with candytuft in September and I thought what was growing was candytuft however I am beginning to think they may be weeds. The foliage has serrated leaves and in all the photos on the internet they have elongated plain leaves. I hope this is not the case. Any help would be appreciated

 

Clematis prob

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 20:57

They tend not grow much in the first year but will start to put on growth in the second year.

Turf and Trees

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 21:26

As for privacy I planted a lot of clematis around the fence but no trees the have covered the fence well and look better but to be honest it hasnt really increased the privacy.

Turf and Trees

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 21:24

No had already dug up the weeds I just turfed it after that. I regularly had the sprinkler on until the turf had established which is a pain when your on a water meter like me in a new build.

Turf and Trees

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 21:14

I rotavated mine with a hired rotavator as the soil was compacted due to the building of the house. My soil was full of bricks and paving slabs and allsorts too. I turfed it. It was the best option if not the cheapest and I have a good lawn now. The front was seeded by the house builder and is full of weeds and patchy. Im making it better but its not as good as the turf.

Clematis prob

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 21:01

 I think the clematis is "the president" and exactly the same happened to mine. The leaves went black then the whole thing wilted when it was in flower. At the time I thought it was wilt and cut it to the ground. I however believe it may have been either slugs damaged the stems at base level or the window cleaner damaged it climbing over the fence as when I cut it down the stems at the base had their bark stripped away.

Mine has since recovered however I am sure other people will give better advice.

Help me stop my new lawn from going patchy and brown

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 22:25

It looks like a line of brown perhaps where a path has been previously. Its almost perfectly straight. Are you sure there is not concrete or something under the soil where a path has been causing soil depth and drainage problems.

Clematis problem

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:01

It might just be sulking after the repotting

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