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ideas-for-an-old-path

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 12:00

To clarify, I have dug out the thin layer of grass/soil which had grown over the path along a short section, and I am thinking of removing the grass along the rest of the path. I'm just not that satisfied with the uneven stone blocks which are there (although I was expecting an even worse solid concrete path).

ideas-for-an-old-path

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 11:55

There is an old straight path running up the middle of my garden from the house to the vegetable patch at the back of the garden, approximately 50ft long. The path/garden slopes steadily away from the house.

The garden is mostly lawn at the moment (although I have started installing beds). I have only lived here a couple of years and the lawn has obviously spread over the path over the years and there is nothing visible on the surface other than a sunken walkway. Today, I dug out a short section of the path out to see what was below. The path has a concrete edge and the path itself is made up of quite uneven small blocks of stone - a bit like crazy paving. The path is lower than the surrounding lawn by about 5cm.

I am looking for ideas on what to do next. Do I dig the whole lot out and keep the uneven stone blocks, or could I possibly cover with something and install some tiles/bricks/stepping stones.

Will try to get some pictures up later.

Young cherry tree

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 17:06

I planted a morello cherry tree in autumn 2011. As expected, there was no fruit in 2012. This summer the tree fruited, but only with tiny, tart cherries. Is this normal for a 2 year old tree, and can I expect larger fruit in future years?

Thanks!

Verbena and Russian Sage

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 07:21

Yes, it is the perovskia and tall verbena. The perovskia just has twiggy branches with no signs of green. The soil is a sandy loam. I was worried as everything else seems to be getting going now, the globemaster alliums have tripled in size already!

Verbena and Russian Sage

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 07:13

Verbena and Russian Sage

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 22:11

No, most of the plants were in 2 litre pots, including the verbenas and russian sage. The verbenas have some green leaves but look exactly the same as when they arrived, and the russian sage just looks dead.

 

Verbena and Russian Sage

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 21:56

 

I am new to gardening and planted a new large mixed perennial border recently. I timed it badly just before the hard frost we had in late March (lesson learnt for next year). However, all the plants now seem to be starting to push up shoots/grow except for the Verbena Bonariensis and the Russian Sage. Are these late starters, or could the frost have got to them?

Verbena and Russian Sage

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 21:51

I am new to gardening and planted a new large mixed perennial border recently. I timed it badly just before the last hard frost we had in late March (lesson learnt for next year). However, all the plants now seem to be starting to push up shoots/grow except for the Verbena Bonariensis and the Russian Sage. Are these late starters, or could the frost have got to them?

Planting aubretia in cracks in sleepers

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 17:54

My garden is on a shallow slope away from the house and the sleepers form the 'wall' of a terrace at the back with the veggie plot behind them and beds/lawn in front. We only moved in last year, but the sleepers appear to have been there for some time (hence the gaping cracks in the top sleepers) and there was no evidence of creosote/tar last summer. I'll plan to try to squeeze the roots into the cracks then, keep well watered for a few months and hope for the best. Thanks for the advice.

Planting aubretia in cracks in sleepers

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 14:04

The cracks are fairly deep, about 20cm, but narrow. I was planning on putting in small plants rather than seeds, but a bit worried about damaging the roots, as the cracks are narrow at the top I would have to try to squeeze the plants in.

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