KT53


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Ferns

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 17:04

Do a search on Ferns for sun and you'll find some helpful sites.  To be honest I always thought ferns preferred shade until I picked one up which said "Full sun" on the label.  I can't remember the name as I was looking for ferns for shady place.

Spring bulbs lifted from pots

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 16:42

I've just lifted the tulip and daff bulbs from a couple of large pots.  The bulbs are solid, I chucked a few which were slightly mouldy or soft.

The basic question is as above.  Are they worth keeping and if so what should I do with them? (Polite answers please as I have heard they should be stored in the dark).  Can I just plant them into borders now and let them get on with it? Should they be stored? or should I just chuck them out??

Clearing a garden

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:51

It's going to be a job for a skip.  You did mention that you planned to construct some raised beds. Depending on the depth of them you may want to keep some of the rubble to reduce the amount of soil you're going to need.

Border edging

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 17:51

Anything placed along the edge of the border 15" high is going to be obtrusive.  Why don't you use stakes and string or 'Link Stakes' http://www.harrodhorticultural.com/search.html?q=link+stakes.  They would be much better.

Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:04

Parking at the NEC has always been a ripoff.  Captive audience I suppose.

Oase pond vacuum

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:00

I used to have one and it did an OK job just as long as you don't let the crud build up too much or you end up continually stopping to clean / empty the bag.  No longer have the pond so gave the pond vac away.

Professional lawn mowers

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 17:17

I absolutely am not a professional but did recently have to buy a new mower.  The place we bought from reckoned John Deer were the best they sold, but in their words "not really worth the extra expense for home use, more intended for the professionals"

Clearing a garden

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 21:32

Mr Toast.  I completely stripped my severely overgrown garden and started again.  There was a thread about it last year.  Here's the link if you are interested.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/garden-design/another-set-of-before-and-after-images/101073.html

Black polythene

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 08:30

First thing I would do is remove the black polythene and replace it with a couple of layers of weed suppressing fabric.  Water can't get through polythene and it will tend to rip if the wind gets at it and deteriorate rapidly if the sun does.  A loser either way

Clearing a garden

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 09:41

You say you're not in a rush so I would suggest leaving things much as they are through the summer and identify any plants you want to keep for the raised beds.  Then you will be in a much better position to make the changes and at the same time save yourself money by not having to buy so much for your new raised beds.

I fully appreciate why the current garden doesn't suit your requirements when you have young children and need something low maintenance.

Last year we completely gutted our garden and are starting again from scratch.  Many of the plants in our garden were very old and woody having been planted by our predecessors.

Be aware - starting from scratch is not a cheap job.  We have spent literally hundreds of pounds on plants alone so far.  Our garden is pretty big but we are enjoying the experience.

Discussions started by KT53

Clear timber preservatives

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.... what a disappointment 
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Raised bed for alpines

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I had to chuckle

New Gardeners' World Mag 
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Lily 'bulblets'

What to do with them. 
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Pruning crab apple

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Climber Jiffy plugs

Where to grow them on? 
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Laid in April 
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suggestions-for-dry-deep-shade

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