David 25

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lawn improvement

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 12:17

chainsawsal. I have the same problem as you. I moved into a newbuild house two years ago. I asked for them to put a lawn down as a sweetner(not all houses had a lawn). Now i wish i never had. Both my neighbours laid there own. They riddled out so many stones/bricks and rubbish and put quality top soil down before laying a lawn. There lawns grow so much better than mine. I have tried fertiliser, scarifying and all manner of things bar digging it up and starting again. Nothing has really worked as well as i'd like.

advice for newbie

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 12:03

thats good as its snowing again here today. I am thinking about widening the border. Maybe a crescent shape from one point to the other or two crescents(each half way down the fence if that makes sense but Im going to wait a while longer and see how quickly the plants start growing when spring/summer arrives. Dove I live in nuneaton so i tend to use dobbies atherstone but i also like hilltop nr shilton if you know where that is.

attaching a trellis

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 11:54

Hi all thanks for the responses. I am putting trellis's on two lengths of fencing. One length with the horizontal pieces, the other without. I will take the battens idea on board. Looks like i may be waiting a little while longer than i wanted to with this cold weather as i planned to paint the trellis the same colour as my fence before attaching it.

attaching a trellis

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 14:57


Im installing a trellis to my back fence, i have looked on the internet but all i can find is how to put it on the top of the fence. I was planning to run it up from the ground to the top of the fence. due to the lack of stuff on the internet is this not a common way to install a trellis. My most important concern is do i need to consider things like depth for the plant to get between the trellis and fence? its a framed trellis so there is few mm of gap.


advice regarding strawberries for newbie

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 13:47

I now have two hanging brackets out the front of my house so plenty of room for more strawbs if they do well hehe

advice regarding strawberries for newbie

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 13:00

sorry mmp. never saw your post. My strawberry plants outside the front dont appear to have grown at all. is this usual? i thought i may have seen a little growth by now?


advice for newbie

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 10:43

Hi all, thanks for all the suggestions. I have put a clemitis in place of the escolina red carpet and i have moved the plant to the right of the olive tree(i did suggest repotting to my fiancee who was not keen) and made room for another climber in the middle.

I will post pictures hopefully in the summer with the results.

p.s it has just started snowing where i am. will the clemitis in the ground be ok?


advice for newbie

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 12:27
Hi all. U have given something to think about. Thanks for the suggestions. I will let you know if I go ahead with it.

Lavender query

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 06:20

ok that sounds fine, i thought it may have been something bad. There starting to poke there heads through so i look forward to posting some updates soon.

thanks for the tip.

Lavender query

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 03:16

Hi all

Im growing lavender for my garden, im raising them from seed. Im pleased to say quite a few are starting to germinate. I read somewhere that lavender doesnt grow true from seed. what does this mean?

any tips too to make my lavender sucessful


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