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I've seen that before in more exotic climates, I think that's what they are supposed to do
When I did my college course I had to do 200 plant I.D's with common and latin names, we were given the phonetic pronunciation along with the latin spelling. Once you have learnt the basics you can work out how to pronounce new words.
The water should soak through, although it may be slow. Try pouring a bucket of water on top to see how long it takes. I have membrane down in my front garden and I never water the plants there.
You need a minimum depth of 15cm of soil to grow turf
Do you water them with cold water? That will make them sulk and droop until they warm up again
Most deciduous shrubs are best moved in early autumn, you would have to water it a lot if you moved it now.
There are a whole load of different colour ones, but I'd have to google them to find out where to get them. Look for Kniphofia
I've just started my tomatoes and cosmos in a propagator at home, I did my sunflowers in April last year.
If you wait until autumn they will be dead. Plant straight away as they will probably flower, throw away any that have gone soft or mouldy
I've won once, girly pink hand tools. Also won on Grow Your Own magazine, RHS Apple book. Last year I won the prize draw for the Insiders questionnaires, £250 Amazon vouchers