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New raised beds, clumpy soil, advice please?

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 07:52

All fantastic replies thank you, i shall do as many of the recommendations above as I can and hopefully have a fruitful 2015! 

New raised beds, clumpy soil, advice please?

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 11:01

Hi All

I just got some raised beds built for me in order to grow a few bits of beg, salad leaves, carrots, nothing too fancy.  They are approx 3 foot high and 4ft square.

They were built on a muddy bit of land and they have been 3/4 filled with excess soil from the garden and from compost when potting up plants.  The soil is very clumpy though so should I buy top soil to fill it to the top or is there something I could be doing to the soil as it is to break it down nice and fine?  This is the first time I have had raised beds or grown veg so any help or advice would be absolutely brilliant please.

Many Thanks in advance lovely garden peeps!

Suggestions for plants to grow in pots in shade/wind please?

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 11:35

 Hi there, they are various sizes, all pretty small though, I just want something in them to add a bit of colour.  What about alpines or cacti or something? 

Suggestions for plants to grow in pots in shade/wind please?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 16:14

Hi all

I have a pathway at the side of my house that is in shade nearly all of the day and is like a wind tunnel. To brighten it up a bit I want to fill approx 20-30 small terracotta pots that I have kicking about with anything that will last for a good few years in the harsh windy/shady spot. Can I please have lots of suggestions for small plants/shrubs/alpines, whatever may last in the tough conditions.  

Thank a lot in advance chaps.

Plant ID please??

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 14:05

Thank you all for taking the time to reply, I am just popping out to dig them up!  

Plant ID please??

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:58

These are about 3 foot at the mo, growing rapidly though, should I just get rid of them?  I don't want everything else in the border to suffer.

Plant ID please??

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 12:09

Thank you Dovefromabove, yes it does look very similar.  Does anyone agree this is what it is?  Should I remove them as there are quite a few and they are getting fairly big.

Plant ID please??

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:49

Hi All

I would like help ID'ing the plant pictured below please.  It was from a pack of mixed annual seeds and is taking over my borders a little, I do not want to get rid of them before they flower though so could anyone tell me what it is please?

Many thanks in advance kind



Cox Orange Pippin tree not looking too healthy, tips please??

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 11:18

Hi pansyface, thanks again for the advice, I shall stop feeding it straight away and take a tough love approach.

Bobthegardener, thank you also for the pruning info, this should probably have been done last winter, will i need to wait until this coming winter to prune or would pruning now be of any help?


Cox Orange Pippin tree not looking too healthy, tips please??

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:16

Hi pansyface, thanks for taking the time to reply. The tree has not been sprayed for mildew, is this something that is necessary for apple trees?  How often do i need to do this and with what spray?

The tree gets plenty of sun, gets fed growmore once a week and is watered regularly, if anything it may be that the ground is too wet as we are at the bottom of a bank but the other apple tree is doing fine So that shouldnt really be the problem.

buddyboy, thanks for trying to help, I actually have a Clemantine shrub so your reply was not totally unhelpful. 

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