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Alternatives to Log Roll?

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 12:01

wow fairy girl I love your garden, I am in the same situation, my log roll has been in three years now and when getting the garden ready for winter I noticed it has started to rot.  The timber that you used for your edging fairy girl is it gravel boards, or is it fencing boards? 

Clematis Query

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 15:30

Thanks, a brilliant site, now spoiled for choice!!

Clematis Query

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 15:23

I have a 7ft gap between two honeysuckles on my fence, I would like to grow a clematis, perhaps something that keeps its leaves all winter.  Really like white and blues, not too much a fan of pinks.  I plan to put some wires up for it to grow along and also let it grow through the fence.  It is in a sunny south facing position,  Soil is poor, but will be improving it.  Anyway my question is does anyone have any suggestions of a particular type?? 

Previously grew sweet peas in the gap, but they have been disastrous for the past two years! 

Front lawn ideas

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 15:15

What about a copper beech hedge up the side on the driveway on the left, I think even if you put low shrubs in they will still cut across it! What about perhaps lavender along the front of the garden and some low growing perennials 

Improving soil

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 23:04
I live on a new build property and have worked hard in the garden since the I moved in in 2012. I grow perennials and some annuals as well as shrubs. The soil is very poor and does not hold moisture at all. I am wanting to start to improve it for next year. Unsure what to use thought. Been reading a lot about using horse manure (would need to get this from b&q etc) or a fine bark mulch or a high grade top soil. Does anyone have any recommendations on which method would be best to us? I do not grow any acid loving plants

Tree Help

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 21:42
It ihas been planted for two years. It has been very dry here and the soil is not the best. I have been watering ir every so often. I do not want to over water. Would a watering can once a week suffice? Thanks for your help!

Tree Help

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:53
All the branches are affected. However all of the branches have new growth at the very end

Tree Help

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:31

 

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 I think this is a flowering crab apple tree, the leaves are supposed to be copper, however is looks ill, and the leaves are falling off it.  There is new growth on it which is health.  

It does get sun most of the day shade late afternoon, the soil is pretty dry as it is planted in a new build garden 

Does anyone have any idea how to revive it? I did scatter some fish and bone meal in the spring under it. 

Honeysuckle Problem

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 15:14
I was not sure. Just because some of the leaves are falling off and going yellow. There is no problem with the new growth though. As it grows will it lose the leaves from the base of the plant?

globe thistle cut back..

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 14:41
I too have one and love it. So dramatic. However it does take over a bit! I do not dead head mine as the birds seem to like the dead flowers Not sure of dead heading them promotes more flowed
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Clematis Query

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Improving soil

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Tree Help

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Honeysuckle Problem

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Last Post: 07/07/2014 at 15:43

Painting of fence

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Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 19:31

Morning Glory

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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:04

Greenhouse base

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Wood based cat litter

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Greenhouse help

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Mulch or top soil ??

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Problems with sweet peas

 
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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 23:59

Cosmos problems!

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Water plants for a wildlife pond

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Over winter non hardy fuschia

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Laurel hedge

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