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Surely these are slow or struggling?

Posted: Yesterday at 23:51

That looks more like dumped subsoil with builders waste mixed in. That will be job and a half to rectify.

I'd incorporate not just garden compost, but horse manure and if I'm right it won't matter if its fresh or aged and leave it for a year to recover and let the worms and micro organisms get to work. It will take that long to get anywhere. Let the light and air get to it, nature will do the rest.

Moth and Butterfly plants

Posted: Yesterday at 23:38

Try this link, plenty of stuff you can grow for butterflies.

http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/foodplants.php

This link for moths

http://www.foxleas.com/PDF/Nectar%20plants%20for%20M.pdf

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 16:52

I was a police officer in london, until stress took it's toll, then I moved away and became a gardener, and work for myself. I have never been happier in my work and stress is a thing of the past. I also teach kids to drive part time, hopefully to save a few young lives in the process.

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 16:46

My enemy, a rather ignorant neighbour, who lets his leyllandi hedge grow, forcing me to install raised beds above impoverished soil. My one victory is to have a garden with loads of colour, scent and beauty. Far superior to his rather dull and sad expanse of lawn and untended shrubs. 

Help!! - new gardener!

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 16:38

Pinkypoo, the first looks like perennial cornflower (centaurea), the last is solomons seal (polygonatum),  I can't see the rest properly as the pics wont enlarge.

grass seed not germinating

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 11:31

Some may not germinate, but again it's a case of patience to see what comes and what doesn't. Just wait and see. If you need to re sow do so, if not let the grass develop.

Is this area ready for planting

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:24

That bed may get a bit dry with that tree in it djjjuk, I'd factor that in when choosing your planting scheme. there are plenty of sun lovers which would go well there.

lavenders ...

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:19

djjjuk, you could bury that so that the bare stems at the bottom are covered. That would encourage new growth from the buried stems- result free new lavender plants. Just a thought.

What plant is this, plus pic this time!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:13

Looks more like syringa common lilac to me.

Potting up Agapanthus

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 12:43

I'd move up a size if the roots are escaping. You may want to consider splitting them when they go dormant. As you say they do like being confined but what you describe is maybe a bit too tight.

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Clematis for a dry bank

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Peach for fan traing

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Colder weather is coming!

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Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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semi-rigid-plastic-sheeting

Hold in invasive roots 
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