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Grass cuttings

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 11:02

Thank you. However time is an issue too. We have very mixed results with seed. We have raked the area and it looks heaps better but no where near good enough for laying grass seed and it is requiring a lot of work to get it to the standard required to sowing grass seed. I am hoping that by raking all the old fallen leaves and twigs it will help the ground get some light.

Grass cuttings

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 09:37

We have got quite a shaded area in our garden next to trees on our neighbouring property but the grass obviously isn't great. It is such a large area to re turf or seed is there any way of trying to encourage growth there? I have read that leaving your grass cutting on the lawn encourages growth and gives nutrients to the lawn. If we scatter grass cutting in that area from the mower is this likely to encourage growth? I know that In the past if I have strimmed next to the flower beds and not cleared any of the grass up it tends to germinate creating weeding!! Being a shaded area which once the trees are blossoming in the Spring Summer it will get even more shady, so spending money on this area is a bit of a waste.

Watering whilst on holiday

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 09:48

Many thanks for your ideas. The first one I have done was the water bottle one, as this seems the most popular on the internet. However even with the tiniest of hole it leaks a steady stream of water from the lid, and that was using a tiny tiny needle into the cap. Am I doing something wrong?

Watering whilst on holiday

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 11:10

Can anyone send me a good link for watering capilary systems please? I am looking for something simple (even home made suggestions) and or a cheap setup that I can stick into 4 wooden planters? I cannot attach them to my timer watering system as they are housing wall climbers and cannot be moved. They will need to be watered over 10 days, however when I am at home I only tend to water them every 3 days or so.

Laurel

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 19:24

Thank you. I think you are right. I am not sure though how people manage to get their Laurel hedges so neat! Even with clippers I think I am capable of making a right pigs ear of it! At least it is easier to clear up, cutting small pieces at a time

Laurel

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 18:47

We have a huge laurel hedge in our garden, and being July it is getting very overgrown. I certainly need to cut a few of the upper branches, and it is also filling out quite considerably too. I don't think using a hedgecutter on it is the answer as it is too fierce and seems to hack away at it. Any recommendations please. I don't think it has flowered at all. Sorry, not sure on the type of Laurel. It is mixed in with conifers and other hedge plants.

Shadey shrubs for a planter

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 18:44

Many thanks. Sounds like it's a good choice, providing our garden centre has them in stock!

Shadey shrubs for a planter

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 18:08

I was wanting to put some lavender in some planters on our driveway, but that side of the house is in full shade. I am not sure they will do particularly well there. Is there anything else that is year round, and that thrives in full shade please?

Shady area

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 12:02

OK thanks. The Nelly Moser looks like it may require full or partial sun. We get neither of that there unfortunately.  The Pachysandra terminalis looks more of a coverage for a large expanse of area. It may do in one small area (if we have ongoing problems trying to grow grass seed there), but for tubs I am not so sure, Thanks for your advice,

Shady area

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 09:56

Our driveway in front of the house doesn't get any sun what so ever, but we want to soften up the driveway tarmac area with some pots and maybe some window boxes. Are there many flowers of trailers that are suitable for full shade, and also are OK in window boxes? I know shrubs seem to tollerate shade better, but we really don't have soil there to house shrubbery, only pots and window boxes. It needs softening up really. I have done a bt of research on the web about this, but alot of the plants suitable for this are not available at regular garden centres.

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Discussions started by emma lou

Grass cuttings

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Watering whilst on holiday

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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 11:20

Laurel

Hedge cutting 
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Last Post: 09/07/2014 at 19:30

Shadey shrubs for a planter

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Last Post: 03/05/2014 at 18:51

Shady area

Plants for a window box 
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Last Post: 20/04/2014 at 12:02

Grass seed

How long should it take to grow?? 
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Dracaena marginata

Droopy stems 
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