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Posted: 06/12/2015 at 23:34

DONT USE SAND it'll combine with the clay and make it worse. You'll end up with concrete! Grit yes, its just cheaper using pea shingle.

Help ID Plant

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 15:46

That could be a rather unhealthy photinia.

What kind of disease on Gladiolus

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 14:07

I'd guess you planted them late and they haven't got to the flowering stage yet. That looks like normal progression and now they're dying back.

Fruit trees

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 12:12

Now is one of the best times to plant Misselong. The ground although wet is still relatively warm. However the weather will turn come January. So if you aren't moved yet I'd wait a while.

Mushrooms on Lawn - What Are They - How Can I Prevent Them

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 09:18

You have perfect conditions for fungi. Nothing you can really do about it. As for pets I'd seriously doubt they would deliberately eat a mushroom. From the PIC you really can't tell which species it is you need a real close up. I really wouldn't be concerned.

Yellowing Portuguese Laurels!?

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 09:09

Stuart you say new topsoil, you aren't on a new build house are you?

Soggy lawn on a slope

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 09:44

Mick it's the usual solution for drainage so yes, although you have to get the layering right. The drainage pipe sits on a bed of gravel, then it's covered with more gravel, no sand as it will end up blocking the pipe. It's not a hard job, but it's best to get a professional in to do it as long term you'll save yourself money if it's done properly in the first place. 

Talkback: How to plant a bare-root rose

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 17:21

Rholda you move rose's when dormant. So do it now and as rosemummy say's use the fungi.

What type of currant/fruit bush are these?

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 17:14

Yes currants, although you'll have to wait as to colour they'll be.

Is it ok to use fallen pine needles as mulch

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 19:34

I'm sorry to disagree with some of the other contributors, but unless you have several tons of the stuff a mulch won't significantly increase the acidity of the soil. And even if it did worry you an application of lime would reduce any build up of acidity. 

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Shrub ID please

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Shrub/Tree ID please

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Uploading pics

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Any idea's as to what this is?

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Plant ID please

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plant ID

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Cut down Perennial Poppy?

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