Register with us or sign in
Pebbles provide a beach for insects, frogs, birds, hedgehogs etc to exit/enter, drink and is always a good idea. They also cover a multitude of sins and provide a pleasing look. Only one question, is it a new liner?
As long as you keep them frost free and watered wendy they should be ok.
I think your'e putting too much top dressing on. The grass wont come up if you add 2 inches of top soil too it. You'll need to reseed it if you put that much on. Better to do it gradually, as for the maths I'm rubbish, but someone will know.
Try this link to the RHS chippy.
I make raised beds out of old pallets, I get them free so do lots of things with them. It's basic carpentry and they are just as good and just as strong as scaffolding boards. All it costs is time and a box of 2 inch screws.
It's takes one inch of water to drown in welshonion. It's better to be safe than sorry.
If your'e going to reuse the compost, spread it thinly before using to allow the birds to feast on any eggs or bugs in the compost.
It may be a rather bushy salix, it's very difficult to see even using the magnifier.
You can build the pond very easily. The trick with kids and keeping them out is to nail a good grade chicken wire to the top of it with staples, all from your local builders merchant. You leave a fist shaped hole at the top of the ramp which allows frogs in and out. The chicken wire allows access to all the insects which will visit the pond.
It's secure and very effective.
You could try a rhododendron/azalea's or one of the skimmia's as a small shrub, geranium, epimedium. polygonatum, i'ts a difficult spot for sure.