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Planting Lawn From Seed

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 17:50

You could do with digging a test hole to see how compacted the soil is before adding top soil.

If it's badly compacted dumping topsoil on top will leave you with a solid pan underneath which will just hold water and you will be throwing money down the drain.

I don't know whats caused the compacting but in my opinion you'll need to go down at least a foot to break the top layer up. If you do rotavate  to that depth you won't need topsoil.

Breaking the top layer up and leaving the sun and wind to dry it for a week will leave you with an almost perfect base to sow seed and after the seed has taken you can top dress to level any bumps or holes.

It just seems an expensive way to do it. 

Plant ID please

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 15:18

Picture would help foxglove, click the green tree icon on the toolbar and follow the instructions. \you'll get plenty of help once it's posted.


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 15:16

Slugs, at this time of year they attack most things, if it's green they try to eat it.


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:10

Give it time it will grow back, they're tougher than they look.

Victorian Plum Trees

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 19:29

Clear the ground around them, start a foot away from the trunk if you get too much resistance below ground go to 18 inches and try again. Dig any planting hole first and take as much root ball as you can. They aren't too big yet so you may be lucky. I'd add some mychorrizal fungi to the root system in the new hole to help it establish and keep it well watered until it settles down.


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 19:21

Two seeds to a cell, pick the strongest seedling take anymore out, leave one strong seedling to a cell, plant out when large enough.


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 19:19

Can you post a pic geek, it'll give us a better idea, and advice will flood in. Use the tree icon to post the pic.

Human irrigation system

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:25

Good luck mike. I had skin cancer, but it was caught in time (too much sun whilst gardening). Never give up no matter how bad things seem, and always look to the future, re plan your garden and give yourself purpose, the human body can heal itself. Even in the bad moments be determined you can beat cancer.

Clematis for a dry bank

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 15:20

I forgot to say obelixx, the bottom of the pot has been cut out, the soil has been improved, the pot is there to allow feeding before it can dry out and the leyllandi can soak up all the moisture.


Sucker or not?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 11:40

Rose sucker develop from below ground level normally, so it doesn't sound as that is the problem. Maybe someone else has an explanation, I've not noticed what you are describing before although someone here might.

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