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New Lawn

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 18:47

Have you laid turf or sown seed?

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 17:56

It's been a glorious day in Essex today. Cut the grass - well, picked up more leaves than grass.. and then did the edges.Took in about 6" from the grass to make the flower beds a bit bigger and definitely planning to take even more from around my conifers where the grass won't grow - then I'll have to buy some more plants/bulbs! 

Can you tell me what this is

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 17:49

Oops, didn't read the bit about cuttings. You can break a bit off, let it dry out for a day or two and then then put it in sandy or gritty compost and it will root easily. These plants need to be kept on the dry side esp. over winter. If repotting mix lots of grit or sand in with the compost. They should flower for you if you let them bake(hopefully) next summer in full sun in a sheltered position.

Can you tell me what this is

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 17:45

Looks like an aeonium - house leek. Will need brought in or put somewhere very sheltered as wet or cold will kill it.

Talkback: Growing camellias

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 14:29

Somerset steve, the rust you speak of on your flowers is not rust. It is damage caused to the petals by either wind/frost or both. What situation is your camellia sited in - facing east? windy site? frost pocket - what part of the country are you in? 

 

evergreen climber

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 14:04

Those two plants would have been suggestions I would have made. I feel any newly planted climber may have the same problem until they get established. Any chance of breaking the funnelled wind with a piece of strategically placed trellis or screening?Maybe adjoining the corner of the shed to make a sheltered L shaped sitting area where these scented plants climb - maybe not practical but without a picture it's just a suggestion...

New house, new lawn, mushroom hell!!!!

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 13:58

Did you lay the lawn or did you buy it already laid? Is it seeded or turfed?

How to get rid of excess soil?

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 13:37

Recycle - I would advertise it on your local freegle site - someone will be grateful and come and take it away for you.

Front Garden

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 13:35

Good ideas above - interplant with spring/autumn bulbs to add colour and interest

Bird seed falling in pond

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 22:24

Is there no where you could move the feeder to - it wouldn't have to be too far from the pond - just enough. Is it a push into the ground spike or concreted in? I am afraid I wouldn't go with the previous suggestion as you would have not only seed but fat in the filter too - ugh but you are going to have to move the feeder.

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