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What does rotivation do?

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 10:12

Hi Gold1locks I think u may be my guiding light!  Hope so. Reading your comments on soil you virtually described my garden that is driving me mad. Had turf laid few years back and being a novice I didn't interfere by saying to the Gardner does it need topsoil before laying the turf! The soil if u can call it that is flinty as we're coastal. Needless to say I am paying for it now, as u described to blacknest,almost the same except not clay (  I'm waffling ) my question is as you seem to know soil. Where do I start do I rotivate it pull out weeds, topsoil then seed/turf? Is best time now or spring?

It was solid with cracks in, in the summer unlevel, bumpy and horrible. Lots of weed too. HELP please.

Talkback: How to prepare ground for a new lawn

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 08:47
Hi, my garden is very flinty not level and solid. Lots of weeds looks awful. Should I rotivate, put topsoil on and re seed? If so where is best place to get topsoil please.

Talkback: Feeding garden birds

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 08:36
Hi Kate, I have moved house and at the back of it is a farm about 10 mins walk away I have always had feeding stations love the birds but I am worried it will encourage rats? What do u think,


Who's afraid of varginia creeper

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 09:22

Hi all, just planted a Virginia creeper as I love the colour, to hide ugly expanse of side wall of house. Suddenly really worried as thought it may damage the mortar.....are my concerns justified??


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 13:45

Hi can anyone tell me why my Helenium is dying back? On G World theirs are still thriving! I have dead headed it but it is not happy! Help please.

Fence construction

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 10:21

Hi all, I've just ordered willow fence panels don't really want to fix to normal fence post as will spoil rustic look, any suggestions please?



Posted: 18/07/2014 at 09:34

Oh.....very pretty


Potted Acer

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 09:33

Than you, yes i do, did last night too!!!


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 09:06

Thank you so much for  your suggestions.

what a beautiful flower on your profile Bob, is it a clematis?

Potted Acer

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 08:47

Hi shirlsgw

oh I hope so, I've moved it round to the back garden now, more shady and sheltered!



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Fence construction

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Potted Acer

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Potted Acer

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No privacy 
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Poor soil

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What to do?

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aspiring gardener!!!

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Dark corners

reflective garden material 
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