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New to gardening

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 13:14

Yes lay a membrane before laying bark on top, which is suitable, and yes and nematodes are available and can be used.

Ribes speciosum

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 21:30

It's pruning group 2 Nut so I'd prune like any spring flowering shrub. If your'e in doubt why not ask the RHS team.


Posted: 10/03/2015 at 21:23

Thats where your'e going wrong Verdun, they are desert plants and should be left totally alone being baked by the sun. They don't like good soil or water.

Azalea & Rhododendron

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 21:16

Micheal have a look a the website link below. It tells you which plants are poisonous.

To be honest, my kids were let loose in the garden and ate, chewed, sucked and generally misbehaved with everything there. They all survived and are now bigger than me and my OH and healthy as anything. It's extremely rare for any child to be poisoned in a garden, they are more likely to be admitted to hospital from what we keep in the house, which we as adults are supposed to control. 

Let them get dirty and let them explore, they'll grow up healthier for it. You made it didn't you, so did your parents and their parents before you.

Raised bed wood preservation

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 22:41

Scaffold boards will last 10 years without treatment. I wouldn't waste the time or money.

Pond plant help

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 10:41

Yes it's normal, and yes you can trim the roots back, but I wouldn't, just sink it into the pond it'll be fine.

Where do i start?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 20:31

As Bob says design first. Then hard landscape ie the path to the shed. Whilst your'e doing the hard landscape strim the grass area down then spray with a glyphosate based weedkiller(It's easier than digging). Then the patio needs to go down. By the time that's done, the weed killer will have had time to work(about 2 - 4weeks).

Once the hard landscape is finished you dig or rotovate  area and prepare the surface for the lawn. Seed or turf is up to your budget. It should be April by then, perfect for either seed or turf. 

If your'e having a veg patch consider a greenhouse for more growing options.

By May you could be sowing your first seed and it should be plant selection time.

Mail Order Plants - Where from?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 15:23

If you have a look on the thread above there are recommended suppliers there. They have all been used by forum members who have personally used them. Very good thread.

Rose pruning question

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 12:23

Prune back to leave 4/5 stems by two thirds and prune to outward facing buds. The harder you prune the more and stronger growth you'll get. Feed after pruning and mulch it. It may be in shadow which is why you'll lose the lower leaves. Keep it well watered as it's too close to the wall. It should be at least a foot from the wall, if not more.


Posted: 07/03/2015 at 14:21

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