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Flooded garden

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 20:23
Weeping willow, but it would need to be a good way from any buildings. A willow would certainly take up excess moisture but would be large when mature.

Recommend me a tree please

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 20:22
Thanks all, would be nice to have something with nice bark, hence silver birch. I may go with a crab apple in the end though.

Recommend me a tree please

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:14
Hello can I have recommends for a suitable tree, we have heavy clay soil, not the best drainage. Garden is medium size so nothing too large. I quite like silver birch but not sure if they are suitable. Don't really want a cherry as we have one already. I also want to but the tree as a bare root. Thanks.


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:09
Get a pond and some frogs and let nature do it's thing. My hostas look great most of the year as the frogs see off any slugs that get through.
Build a good ecosystem is all that's needed. Encourage birds and insects too.

Privet Hedges

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:57
I planted a privit hedge last year, while it's grown to about 3 feet I want it to thicken out. How much would be recommended to trim it without losing too much height?

Midges/mosquito help!!!

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 20:31
Take brewers yeast tablet, eat raw garlic, use anti mossy spray or cream such as jungle. Don't let stagnant water anywhere.
I find midges worse around here than mozzies.

Lawn help required

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 20:26
Maybe time to think about making a new lawn, getting back to basics and prepare the site. There is only one way to do this and that's the right way, there are no short cuts as you have spent three years trying. Sorry to sound so bleak but this time next year you will have a lawn to be proud of.

Wood charcoal ash

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 18:10
Thanks all, i have put in my compost heap, it came out as a very fine dust from the ash can so it should be ok the mix into the compost and maybe spread over the top soil.

Wood charcoal ash

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 14:23
Is it ok to use lump wood charcoal on my soil or compost? This is lump wood and not the brickets

Getting the perfect lawn [pictures]

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 16:10
I would invest in a good spreader those cheap ones aren't very good as they do tend to drop too much feed in some places. I find the Scott's spreaders very good. About ??40
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Recommend me a tree please

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Wood charcoal ash

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ClImbing rose

No growth lower down 
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Leaves on the lawn

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Hydrangea flower heads

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Red hot pokers

What to do? 
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French beans

In pots 
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Hard pan

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Flies in compost

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Privet hedge

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