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Plant ID please

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:59

Is it one of the snowberry's?

planting grass seed once paving removed

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:41

Turf can be expensive, lawn seed is cheaper of course, and at the moment with the wet warm weather it will germinate very quickly. It is more work, but if you can keep off it, in a month you'll have the beginnings of a new lawn. As dove say's if you get it right in the first place it's a great way to go.

please identify

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:36

It is spirea, think it's Dart's red.

Open Plan Gardens

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:30

I'd echo Fairygirl's suggestion of berberis as a thorny barrier. Quite a few years back at the side of my house children used the raised bed at the side of my house as a walkway, parent oblivious as they trampled plants and other wildflowers growing there..

Finally I planted berberis darwinii where they climbed the wall and more several feet apart along the bed. They solved the problem almost overnight. It didn't cost that much back then but it was worth every penny. It also stopped the litter they left behind. I keep it to knee height with a trim every autumn, and in between I have other wildlife friendly shrubs especially buddleja.

I can understand your frustration, people in my experience have little consideration for others ( there are exceptions of course), but thorny barriers are fantastic deterrents. 

Plum tree

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 15:15

I think you may have a peach tree and not a plum as you thought. Can you post a picture using the green tree icon, that will confirm things.

Clearing overgrown garden of weeds and grass

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 15:04

Spray with Roundup, leave for a week, then respray. That should after another week give you fairly weed/grass free area, then cover with permeable membrane.

You can gravel and lay slabs on that. 

ladybird poppy seeds

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 11:12

Me too, not a thing.

Whats wrong with myCoxes Pippin tree

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 22:26

Could be apple scab Roselady. See link below for treatment.

Rose - Rob Scarlet - fungus question

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 22:21

The problem with fungus spores is that once you have them they are extremely difficult to get shot of. They persist in the soil and the warm wet winter means they don't die off. The recent warm weather hasn't helped either, so it's a problem you will have to cope with and hope next winter has some really cold weather. All you can do this year is spray and hope for the best.

Plant advice

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 16:27

Any chance of a pic marc, click on the green tree icon to upload one, it'll help with suggestions.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Best Thornproof Gloves

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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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Hold in invasive roots 
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