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Instant Colour needed

Posted: Today at 08:27

Thanks very much, both.I will try and get some today..


Instant Colour needed

Posted: Yesterday at 21:56

Hi there

I'm probably  asking for the impossible, but here goes..

'Instant colour from flowers and flowering plants needed'

I have recently had my lawn renewed by a professional gardener who also added a 'natural pond' to our garden -whose plants are now blooming and look great -

The problem is, this is the only colour within our garden and so I'm looking for some ideas for planting flowers in an area of dappled shade at the back, and some plants to overhang our wooden log edging up to which the lawn is laid.

This area is 'built up' from the lawn and has some established trees at the back - hence the dappled shade.

I know it is late in the day, but the lawn was only laid at the end of June and it's only now I have been able to walk on it to get at the area concerned !

Any help would be gratefully appreciated !


Planting in Dappled shade

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:21

Please could I get some ideas on which type of flowers/evergreen flowering shrubs that like dappled shade?

Many thanks


Weedkiller on new lawn

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:19

Thank you

It was Roundup weedkiller - if that makes a difference?

Weedkiller on new lawn

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 10:35

Many thanks both.

Weedkiller on new lawn

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 07:54

I have recently had turf laid ( now due for its first cut ) and earlier this week I sprayed weedkiller on weeds on the driveway that abuts the lawn - now notice a small patch of grass at the lawn edge has turned brown.

Would grass seed be the solution or just leave it and see what happens?

Grateful of any help

Many thanks


Uneven lawn

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 21:38

Thanks All.


Yes, Fairy girl I think I was duped by the company I paid...Very impressive initially, but alas, no follow up service !!

I will try filling with soil and see how it goes.


thanks again..

Uneven lawn

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 20:05

Pleae could I get some advice on the best and most effective way to 'level out ' my lawn. 

I had it laid about two years ago, and mow it regularly but even after all this time. it is still  lumpy and uneven.

I have considered hiring a  manual roller but wonder if it would be better to hire an electronic version.

Please help

Many thanks


Evergreen Flowering climber

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 16:07

Thank very much all for the suggestions --- I'll be back in touch when I buy some for some more tips !! (if you dont mind)


Evergreen Flowering climber

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:33

Thank you to you all for your suggestions, - the hydrangea or pyracantha seem to be the plants that could do the trick...I will let update you on the results.

Thanks again.

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Discussions started by Labradouble

Instant Colour needed

Planting flowers in Juy 
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Planting in Dappled shade

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Weedkiller on new lawn

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Uneven lawn

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Evergreen Flowering climber

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Wooden log edging

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Replacing Wooden log roll 2-2.5ft logs around Garden as retaining border -n

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Climbing Ivy

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Successful Compost

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Challenging clay

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