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Front lawn ideas

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 14:23

Marbeck, I'd dig out a border, about a foot wide, and plant a variety of low growing shrubs. Often people take short cuts when there is no barrier in place, even a low barrier of shrubs gives the trespasser fewer options. The shrubs needn't be thorny or large, a low set of shrubs makes a psychological difference when viewed by the human eye.

Buying now at your local Garden Centre or DIY stores shouldn't be expensive. When choosing look for shrubs that get to 2 -3ft tall with the same spread. Even just planting the very front of the lawn will have an effect. It's a natural instinct to avoid a barrier however small so it probably won't cost the earth either as there are plenty of bargains to be had at this time of year.

What's causing this?

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 14:10

It's probably white rust NG.See the link below to the rhs.

Bramley apples

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:46

Bramleys make the best scrumpy cider. An apple press.

Problem with rose flower

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:24

Edd I was referring  to James' initial comment on him using a fungal control spray, when it's perfectly healthy, nothing you said or suggested.

Problem with rose flower

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 19:24

James that looks like plain old weather/rain damage. The cool and wet period we had in august has done similar damage to emerging buds in some of my customers gardens. I can't see any mildew damage on the second pictures, so I wouldn't worry too much. Cut the stem back by 6-9 inches and you may get another flower before the frosts come. It doesn't need spraying.

Pruning Cherry laurel

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 23:06

Tough plants, they'll come back stronger than ever, I've pruned them throughout the year and it's made no difference.

swede that grow on their side

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 23:03

Wouldn't worry too much marksman, they'll still grow and taste the same so unless you want prize veg let them get on with it, They look the same in the pan and on the plate when you've chopped them up.

Sub-soil nasties?

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 14:37

I wouldn't worry about the fungi, but I would be worried about planting anything in that soil!. It's full of sand and cement. Nothing will take root in that it will just burn the roots of anything you plant, so I'd remove it all or as much as humanly possible and get fresh topsoil and manure in there before planting anything.

Weed or honeysuckle please!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 14:30

Link doesn't work Trish, try uploading to this site by clicking on the green tree icon above the dialogue box.

autumn planting

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 16:41

You can plant raspberries,strawberries most fruit now for a crop next year, spring cabbage can go in now as well, onions,garlic as well. All will crop next year.

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