Hilary P

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lawn improvement

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 13:23

Small, shaded lawns can be hard work. I also think that you might consider taking the lawn up and turning it into a defined area, topped with gravel or bark. You could underplant as others suggest, or retain a border around the 'central area' and plant this up with an assortment of shade loving small shrubs and perennials, adding bulbs for spring interest.

Golden leylandi

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 13:07

Hi Roses2 , Lots of good ideas fron folk on the Forum. Good luck with everything.

Golden leylandi

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 18:02

The best thing of all would be to see if a friend or neighbour could help take them out, roots and all. If you can cut them down take them as low as you can and remove side branches too; as everyone is suggesting, back to bare trunks. You might then be able to disguise the stumps with some tough little shrubs, roses or perennials, though if the roots remain you may need to improve the soil around them. 

Suggestions for suitable shrub on a cliff please

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 17:58

The idea of looking at what wild plants are growing there and looking for cultivated varieties of them is a very good tip. I might consider species roses in this location, some are very tough. Have a peek at a website like Peter Beales or David Austin for rose ideas. Good luck.  

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