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david spikes

Latest posts by david spikes

Laying new turf lawn on solid builders clay

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 18:34

for a good lawn at least 6 in of topsoil. the turf will only root to the clay layer then stop. you will end up with a lawn that requires endless inputs of water and fertilizer. there are a lot of those out there.


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 17:17

internationally known star of stage, screen and television?


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 17:07

hurray for veggies-cooler temps(32 t0 35) so alls right with the world 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 17:02

 very nice verdun-liked the battle love the garden

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 04:58


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:14


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 08:02

3 days of 41C with humidity under 5%-climate change is wearing me down. dug split and planted a couple of hundred iris and am turning out a bed that is infested with ribbon wire grass-all work stops at about 11 am-still a few good things in the garden and new veg garden is growing three or four inches a day-yay.

 phygelius aequalis and a couple of eryngiums


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 17:24

envying your "sweltering" coolness. 39C here and cat is snoozing under squash-lucky guy



Posted: 12/07/2014 at 05:29

nut cutlet a friend just sent me this picture of his fasciated lily with a promise of more when it blooms


Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 21:52

this site is weird about pix sometimes

Discussions started by david spikes

what color is your garden

late bloomers 
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Last Post: 24/10/2014 at 14:44

along came a spider

i'd run away too 
Replies: 9    Views: 202
Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 16:04

autumn crocus

do you grow them 
Replies: 4    Views: 152
Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 08:27

dahlias dahling

show us your best 
Replies: 49    Views: 1628
Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 16:44

whats cooking from the garden

its all good 
Replies: 1    Views: 130
Last Post: 24/08/2014 at 15:00

sunflower seeds

and the pear tree is full of birds cooing and twittering 
Replies: 2    Views: 106
Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 18:14

phlox paniculata

would that they were mine 
Replies: 28    Views: 699
Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 13:26

clematis tie dyed

great blue variegation first of its type 
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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 17:54

what were they thinking of

Replies: 17    Views: 441
Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 18:18


great thread on underachievers. think we need to balance it. do you have something which has gone gonzo this year after fiddling about forever? 
Replies: 15    Views: 418
Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 16:33

just curious

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Last Post: 04/04/2012 at 20:47

searching for seeds

stuff i want 
Replies: 1    Views: 609
Last Post: 29/02/2012 at 23:53

Talkback: Dieback on Leyland cypress hedges

it looks like improper trimming or it could be spider mites if they are the soft evergreen curse in the uk that thet are in nev. 
Replies: 4    Views: 687
Last Post: 08/05/2012 at 10:26


all through the year 
Replies: 72    Views: 5577
Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 20:25
14 threads returned