Jess is in the Garden


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sedum roof for a small shed

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 19:29

I found a great site which I'm hoping to order from: http://www.enviromat.co.uk/home?gclid=CNHj9f6ChrECFaEhtAodERtMAw

...but my question is what exactly I need to buy, with a roughly 2msq roof that slopes to one side.

Will I need a water retention mat so the sedum doesn't dry out, or rather a drainage mat so the sedum doesn't get waterlogged? It is quite an enclosed garden and the roof will get plenty of sun (when it finally decides to emerge, this Summer!) 

No idea, as never had a living roof before, but it looks great for covering an ugly bit of the garden.

Thanks for your thoughts!

 

 

ROOT CONTROL GROWBAGS

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 14:25

thanks for the advice - you have a point!

 

ROOT CONTROL GROWBAGS

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 10:53

I have inherited a eucalyptus bush about a foot high, which has been living in a window box for many years! My garden is tiny though and I am reluctant to plant it directly into the lawn, ad these do turn into very large trees...which root control bags are best for planting it into the lawn and do they eventually decompose over time? I had considered planting into a large pot but my patio is already full Thanks.

best shrub rose for an east fence

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 22:12

thanks Winter - have 3 climbers on that fence already, but am about to check out your Rhapsody in Blue

 

best shrub rose for an east fence

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 16:44

I have a space in an east facing border I'd like to fill with a shrub rose. I have loads of other roses in my garden, as the soil is perfect for them - heavy, clay, free draining etc. but none in that particular bed. Ideally looking for a white variety and scented. Do any roses of that description do well in this situation? Thanks for your thoughts

crispy black edges to some of my plants' new leaves

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 21:50

does sooty mould only affect the edges or the whole leaf, Auntie?

crispy black edges to some of my plants' new leaves

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 13:47

thanks - what a relief! when the sun ever does shine again, we'll be able to see some improvement, I hope

crispy black edges to some of my plants' new leaves

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 13:28

My dwarf acer, bay tree (in pot), one clematis and a lavender all seem to have a problem with new leaves - whilst the plants are still thriving in themselves at least for the moment, most of the new leaves have developed black edges which are crispy to the touch - when you handle them, these edges of the leaf just powder away in my fingers. I should imagine this won't be great news if it continues. Help - is this possible wind damage or a disease?

good wildflowers for low Victorian garden wall?

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 10:38

What a great page - thank you! So sedums are smpervivums too then? In that case, I have a few already which I have taken cuttings from and shoved into the wall - and they seem to have taken.

good wildflowers for low Victorian garden wall?

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 10:36

thanks figrat

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