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Wasteland garden.....please help

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 21:07

I would start by glyphosating the whole lot now.  In two weeks you will be able to rake off the dead grass and weeds and see what is underneath.  A spray pack that goes over your shoulder shpuld do it.  You can hire one.  As the weeds return glyphosate again.  Then think aout covering an area for the children with membrane and a, sandpit, playhouse etc.  Why not mke it all portable so that when their feet have levelled every part of their play area you move ot all so they can level another bit.  a bit like having a pig to fertilise an area like the gardeners have at Hidcote in their large veg garden.

Can anybody name this?

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 16:39

Here are native violets last week in the Bristol University botanic Garden by some primroses which like the same conditions.

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Can anybody name this?

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 16:33

I forgot to say native orchids in flower are usually seen end of June in south of England.  It is useful to say whereabouts your garden is and when the picture was taken when you wish a plant identified, as well as a pic of flower and leaves.

 

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 09:54

Sometimes it is the cheap and cheerful plants you are so happy, at least I am, in my large garden, to see again in the spring. They are a bit late this year, my bluebells but beginning now.  You can see the first peeping behind these Anemone de Caen.  Grape hyacinths are great for bulking up, like wise Euphoria robbiae which puts te zing into the pink of the heather and the flowering currant.

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Can anybody name this?

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 20:46

I took some pics of some os our native orchids at Westonbirt Arboretum last year.  I'

'll see if that helps.

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circular formal raised bed what centre piece

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 19:20

I would lighten the formality with an amelanchier.  I will post a picture of the one in blossom in the Bristol Univ. Botanic Garden this week and a close-up of its blossom which gives lovely little edible fruit in the autumn when the colour of the leaves is spectacular.

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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 15:17

It is a primula. hollie lock, it comes up year fter year and i marvel at its huge flowers.  hoping to divide it this year after it flowers.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 14:39

Rain stopped play in my Bristol garden todaybut not efore I had taken some pictures.

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picture difficulties

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 22:19

Many people have lovely spring flowers they are trying to share photos of on several threads but the site is not working properly.  It reduces the photos drastically and you cannot enlarge with a click.  it also defeats the object of having an rdit button as this removes your pictures.  Revision is needed urgently.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 17:00

YEs, I have banned myself from editing.

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