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17 Jul 2017 23:15
No idea why it's posting sideways!
I do wish it was something nicer, and I don't want to lose the height by replacing it with something else that will take a decade to grow large.
Last edited: 17 July 2017 23:17:08
17 Jul 2017 23:02
I still don't know what this tree is but I have some better pictures of leaves now...can anyone help?
28 May 2017 13:26
It's normal though stonier than I'd say ideal.
Last edited: 28 May 2017 13:27:31
25 May 2017 18:45
Lawn weeds, including ground elder, are so easy to spray and treat that if the customer wants the turf done now I'd have no qualms doing it, with a scheduled weed spray later in the summer. Of course, the lawn MUST be watered every night if it's hot and dry.
25 May 2017 17:14
I suggest a weed and feed because householders often dose lawn weedkillers wrongly and kill off patches of their lawns. With a spreader it's hard to get a granular product wrong. But personally I use mainly granular feeds, and if a client wants the weeds killed it's done with a liquid product with a knapsack.
At 3 months, this well-watered lawn will cope fine with an all in one granular product.
This time next year I'm sure it'll be much better anyway, whatever the cause.
24 May 2017 22:53
Mushrooms don't do well in nutrient rush soils, so a lawn feed will help. An all in one will also help reduce the weeds.
New lawns often get patchy because the soil is a mixture of materials, dry zones, rocks, clay lumps etc..
I'd go with a lawn feed. I also wouldn't cut it super low because there's dry weather ahead. Summer lawns should be cut mid height. Early spring and autumn in5happy cutting shorter. But remember, grass plants don't want to be cut super short as it reduces their ability to photosynthesise.
24 May 2017 21:23
Thanks, I got the pole pruner out and snipped a twig, any use?
23 May 2017 20:57
Ok, I don't have a leaf as they're all rather high up, but thought I'd ask if anyone can help identify this please? The neighbour is under the impression it's a Tree of Heaven, but reading the description doesn't sound like this at all (no suckering, no smell).
15 May 2017 18:26
Lindsay that's just what I was going to say. Nothing smells more like honey apart from actual honey. Alyssum are good.
14 May 2017 22:52
Cut them to the ground and mulch thickly. You'll likely have lovely fresh plants again before long. No flowers till next year or the year after though.
12 May 2017 21:48
Can you run a hose from the other side of the house?
12 May 2017 06:47
There's no point leaving it dry. It starts working once it dissolves. Water it right in.
12 May 2017 06:42
Splandy STOP! Don't go digging out soil.
I assume you've a good depth of topsoil. Just rake it all out A bit, level it, remove all stones and maybe add a small amount of extra topsoil then put turf down. Get an outside tap fitted (£50), buy a hose and sprinkler (£30) and do the job any time you like.
I do this for a living. Trust me, it'll work fine.
08 May 2017 07:42
A lot of things in our garden are quite new so not a huge amount of stupendous things to look at yet, but I do love the acers.
Last edited: 08 May 2017 07:46:15
08 May 2017 07:35
Sorbus aria and pyrus chanticleer would be great.
30 Apr 2017 22:06
I guess the bare in winter thing isn't really such a big deal as they won't be out playing much anyway, but the raised bed IS right by the conservatory which we use as our main dining room almost all the time so it'd be good to have something nice to look out onto.
I'll probably go for a mix of alpines, flowers from seed, play items such as a tub of bark or stone chips/sand etc. I'll see how things go.
29 Apr 2017 13:12
Can anyone offer ideas for this small area please? It's around 2m2 on a raised bed. It's in the kids area of the garden and is shaded by a conservatory directly to the south. It'll get a little direct summer sun, and is generally bright, but not a lot of direct sun.
My thoughts were wild flowers, or a full bed of scented bedding plants, but these leave it bare in winter. What else would be interesting for kids, attract wildlife or have some physical interest for them to play with? I've got the log round table, a bird feeder on the old washing pole and that's it so far
19 Apr 2017 12:39
Pics didn't quite work but you can still click the links as far as I can see!
19 Apr 2017 12:07
Looking at a couple of plants and trying to find out what they are to buy more, can anyone help? The shrub is highly fragrant. Thanks! Sorbus for the tree?
18 Mar 2017 22:10
It's definitely installed drains that are needed, scarifying won't help the soil drain better sadly.