Dovefromabove


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Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 11:29

I hear what you're saying Emma lou, but if they walk they're in breach of contract and you should take them to the Small Claims Court (very simple). 

The work is being done for the price quoted - if they made a mistake in their calculations that's their problem and not yours - they'll be more careful in future, but you should not be the loser. 

The soil should be suitable for the purpose (it very obviously is not) and the plants should be of a similar size to those in the illustration unless there was a written proviso that smaller plants would be used. 

Stick to your guns! We're behind you

Problem bush

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 10:55

It doesn't look promising - as part of it has died off it's an inelegant shape and it can only get worse.  I'd get rid of it, replenish the soil by digging in some well-rotted farmyard manure and homemade compost, and choose a replacement -  what about a Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'?

Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 10:52

When filling raised beds in this garden we used two-thirds good quality sieved topsoil and one-third well-rotted organic farmyard manure - if I was paying someone to do the job that is what I would expect.

Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 10:50

A mulch won't change the fact that the soil is unsuitable - I'd be furious!

What is this?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 10:45

Agree - it's either Astilbe or the wild British Native version known as Meadow Sweet -used as a sweetly scented strewing herb on floors before carpets came along

Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 08:52

  Sorry - Frances Reynolds  - I mixed you up with Dave

Friend or foe?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 08:49

Let us know what happens

Knotweed or Bindweed?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 08:41

Think you're right Nut

Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 08:38

@ Frances Morgan - have a look here http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/creative-projects/how-to-repot-jasmine/172.html

Please don't use netting around plants - birds will become entangled and die slow and painful deaths.   You could put some horticultural grit on top of the soil if the birds are rootling around in it.

In future it's best to start a new thread with the name of the plant in the title (Create New Thread button) for a new question.

Good luck

 

Knotweed or Bindweed?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 08:27
Verdun wrote (see)

It does look like Japanese knotweed to me folks.  Hope I'm wrong 

Think you are wrong, on this very rare occasion Verdun  - that looks like a sturdy shoot of Hedge Bindweed - with the base of the shoot having been underground it's blanched - there'll be a rhizome down below.

Bruise the leaves and treat with glyphosate and leave until the whole plant is brown and dead - that means that the active ingredients have travelled back to the roots and killed them.  If you pull the plants up too soon the roots will not have been killed and will grow again.

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