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Posted: 15/06/2013 at 20:28


Just purchased a small piece of land by my house. Been digging the over grown grass and weeds out but as quick as I'm clearing an area the weeds are shooting up again.  What is the best way to get rid of them and not damage the soil?

Help clearing land

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 20:21

Hi Everyone

Brought a piece of land to make my garden bigger.The problem I have now is that we have come to turn the soil over and its got bricks which have been dumped by the builders. We have been doing it with a garden fork but its back breaking. Is there an easier way to complete this job. (Can't get a mini digger to the land area)Would a Rotavator be OK with the bricks or have the bricks got to come out first?


New piece of land for garden extension

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 16:26
Thanks for the feedback.
Do you recommend adding grit to the mix to prevent a waterlogged lawn?

New piece of land for garden extension

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 11:38
Hi everyone Just purchased a new piece of land to extend my original garden. The land at the moment is grass and weeds with a few bricks on clay soil. what is the best plan of action after all the debre has been shifted to get the most out of the soil? The plot is going to have a pond area, lawn, patio and borders. Any advice will be great to get the most out of this piece of land.

Cupressus Macrocarpa 'Wilma'

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 18:46

Thanks thats great.


Cupressus Macrocarpa 'Wilma'

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 12:06

Hi Everyone

Just purchased a  cupressus macrocarpa 'wilma'.  Would like to put in a large planter but unsure what soil/compost to put in the planter.  Also what can i put in the bottom of the planter to give it some weight so it wont blow over in the wind.

Any advice will be great!

Clearing overgrown area

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 18:45

Hi Everyone

Bought a piece of land to make my garden bigger the only problem is it overgrown and full of weeds.  What would you recommend would be the best way to clear it .  Cant get a mini digger there.  The only way i could think of was the hard way with a garden fork, but is there an easier way?

Any ideas will be really useful.

Making new section of garden private

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 12:40

Thanks Marshmellow for the diagrams.  This has given me another avenue to investigate.  Do you recommend any particular shrubs to divide the sections?

Making new section of garden private

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 18:35

Thanks Daintiness for your help, you have given me a lot to think about and research now.  Thanks again,

Making new section of garden private

Posted: 14/04/2012 at 19:07

Hi everyone

Just in process of purchasing more land to make my garden longer.  The idea is to separate the new part from the old (like rooms) my problem is i dont know what to separate it with.  Needs to be at least 6ft high to give privacy. Looked at trellis but painting it is a pain (already have it in the garden) then thought about a laurel hedge but a friend has said its quite invasive.  So now i dont know what would look the best.

Any design ideas would be great.

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