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Under trampoline

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 14:36

You can see which option we chose!!  What a lot of work.  I'm waiting till spring to plant grass on that rather attractive mud mound :)

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 11:57

Done.  Also complained to BBC

Plant identification

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 18:26

I remember it was on offer, so at least I didn't pay too much for it 

Plant identification

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 09:50

It must just be coincidence that it self seeded and the honeysuckle died  I learn as I go along.  It is definitely quick growing!

Plant identification

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 09:35

That will be why it is so tall then!!  Oh dear, that's going to be a brute to get out  Not sure where the honeysuckle went then!


Thanks for all the help



Plant identification

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:22

Hi all.  I thought I'd planted a honeysuckle here, but this doesn't seem right,  Can anyone help identify what it actually is please  Sorry it was a bit dark when I took the pic.


Thank you!





Ground Elder for a beginner

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 09:39

This is a two year old thread now, so I've been tackling this stuff for two years.  Not so much a beginner now!  It's tricky as a busy mum I don't have the time to do this organically, I'm struggling just to stop it going to seed etc.  Both my neighbours have it and one doesn't tackle it at all, so I'm fighting a losing battle really.  I've also discovered bush vetch, brambles, nettles and many many more.  I'm definitely in a weed war!  Thanks for all the tips.

Under trampoline

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:20

Thanks for the tips.  I will ponder a little longer

Under trampoline

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 19:06

Hi all,

I've been pondering for over a year now what to put under our trampoline.  It is 14ft and not moveable due to my excellent garden design 


Anyway, due to our lovely clay soil and being a bit shady where it is anyway and further added to by the trampoline, the grass underneath is a mixture of vigorous grass in places and bald weedy patches in others.  It's a pig to mow (fine if you're 1ft tall, but rather tricky otherwise) and really I need a new solution.  I've considered

1) Digging a big hole (would be a massive job due to our clay soil and hubby not keen because of rats)

2) Artificial grass (would probably work but at 16m2 I could have bought a much better quality trampoline for that price!)

3) Wild flowers (I'm thinking they would have trouble growing due to the shade and I don't want them seeding round the rest of the garden - ground elder is enough of a problem!)


So I'm thinking perhaps some sort of low growing shade loving plant that likes clay soil.  Is there such a plant and how would I go about doing it?  Would I need to remove the turf, kill it off with weed-killer, cover it for a while or put weed preventative fabric?  Any tips/ experience would be thankfully received.  

Thanks.  Emma

Shrub identification please

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 19:45

Thanks all.  Sorry for the late response, I've been out gardening   yay for a bit of sun.  Yes the edging was a very hard frost.  I went and looked at all the photinias at the garden centre (they had just red robin I think) and they weren't a patch on the colours this one got.  It really was vibrant and mainly purple but almost orange in places.  My photinia and the ones opposite are rather dull at the moment with very little colour at all.  I will take a look at the above suggestions a bit later though (when I've demudded myself

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