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Latest posts by kev van

Urgent help required

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 13:43

Fairygirl Exactly what i thought cheers. . JI is what the people at St Michaels mount gardens said use. i just forgot to ask what mix. 

Urgent help required

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 13:34

Just been potting up some Sempervivum calcareum,Aeonium arboreum and Faucana tuberculosa in to single terracotta pots my question is i was using 10 parts john innes No3 and 2 parts horticulrural grit is this a ok mix? as i just watered them and the water was taking about 3-4 mins to drain in to the soil should i take out and add more grit or leave it?

 

cheers guys 

weeds help me!

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 21:34

nututlet im not after instatnt results but after 3-4 weeks i should be seeing some sort of dead stuff. 

weeds help me!

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 15:44

not sure what species they are 

rootkill plus im using. just the regrowth.

welshonion i actually do! but then im on strong painkillers

 

 

weeds help me!

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 09:49

they keep coming back in my aunts garden i have used weedol but all that does is seems to feed them. did as it said on the back nothing tried double and triple strengh but nothing. they are in coming through the crazy paving just out of ideas without taking teh paving up and having a massive BBQ to burn the roots. any ideas as i know some stuff that worked is now banned for the general gardener 

shady front garden

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 20:43

have decided that the front will be a slow process as i will be buying everything either in buy 2 and 1 free ect or just reduced.  I like the idea of clumps of forget me nots and i can nick some from my neighbour! foxgloves are nice it would gove it temporary height again and so far all cheap! Helleborus orientals i like like like. Verdun woodlandy feel is what im trying to achieve.

Margaret7 Heuchera i love the coulours  another i will get cheap.

shady front garden

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 23:24

The Buddleia and rosemary do get the sun when its facing east. the house it's self is  L shape so the left side front garden sun time is blocked by the house. the holy,myrtle rosemary and buddleia are on the edge of the garden and gets it for a few hours a day.  if these were not there then the garden would still be shady. 

shady front garden

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:30

PaulaH i hate gravel! but cheers

flowering rose they are only 6-8 foot  but will give it all a trim. no one saying ferns 

shady front garden

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 19:08

I have a shady front garden to the left of my front door its currently sectioned in to 2 triangles by some stepping stone slabs. I have a few well established things like holy,myrtle rosemary and buddleia with added ivy grrrr and all this tends to kill the grass within about 2-3 feet of them and add the loads of shade caused by the house its annoying  so what could i plant instead of grass to make it look good but as cheap as possible? to the right of my door i have grass fuchsias,roses and 6  12 inch high hydrangeas. but that's coming on nicely. i wanna see what you guys say and i have an idea but im copying from my back garden

heavy duty gate post

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 21:40

gates are up and will be a refurb job as where i made them fit the old post where they were dropping and that i now have gap where people can see in and not happy with that. still cant belive how solid they are. i think decking will be next on list but shhhh i might not mention it

Discussions started by kev van

Fibreclay pots

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Echeveria lilacina

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protecting Aeonium arboreum's

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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 23:14

alpine planting

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Last Post: 28/05/2014 at 20:18

Ideas for a deep tray?

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Last Post: 29/04/2014 at 19:31

bad soil

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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 19:46

pear seeds

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Last Post: 21/11/2013 at 09:27

Ideas for 2 spare old railyway sleepers

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Last Post: 18/10/2013 at 06:45

Urgent help required

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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 21:33

weeds help me!

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Last Post: 07/09/2013 at 22:08

shady front garden

 
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Last Post: 22/07/2013 at 20:43

heavy duty gate post

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Last Post: 22/07/2013 at 14:39

Im a idiot!

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Last Post: 24/07/2013 at 22:12

Compost or soil? What size container?

white regina grape 
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Last Post: 01/06/2013 at 22:55

replicating a little of what i saw

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Last Post: 26/05/2013 at 16:47
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