LeadFarmer


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I have a very dead lawn

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 14:30

You could mow it down, and then hire a turf stripping machine, strip the turf and lay a new lawn. Autumn would be a better time to do it when the new lawn isn't so likely to dry out in the sun.

please help make this border better!

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 10:39

To improve the soil, could you perhaps remove all the plants, dig over the soil to loosen it, add compost/topsoil/grit, then replace the plants? Maybe not the best time of year to do it, maybe worth waiting until next spring which will give you time to decide which new plants you want.

Greenhouse setup

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 10:34

Brick base would last longer than a wooden base.


Just search online for local glass suppliers, take a samples of glass with you so you can get the right sizes. Probably only cost 4 or 5 quid for a typical size piece of horticultural glass. Or gradually replace each panel with toughened glass as and when they break, which costs a bit more.


Im sure aluminium can be painted but you might need to apply a suitable etching coat to the aluminium before painting?

Last edited: 26 June 2016 10:36:29

Is this comfrey?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 19:35

Thanks, I plan to plant some comfrey one day.

Is this comfrey?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 16:05

My local park has developed a new wildlife area which is attracting lots of bees, particularly this plant, is it comfrey?


Last edited: 25 June 2016 16:07:53

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 14:27

As for the rear garden, sunshine, blue skies and a garden full of bees thanks to the geraniums, scabius and foxgloves. I was going to Chelsea chop the geraniums but due to the number of bees I don't know if I have the heart to to do it?


Last edited: 24 June 2016 14:28:22

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 14:10

I have a small quadrant shaped border on my front driveway, as its seen by everyone who walks past my house I try and keep it presentable. I have hydrangea underplanted with box balls, crocosmia, foxgloves, lupins and salvia.


 

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Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 22:04

The gardens at Chelsea Flower Show are usually quite ridiculous and unrealistic. There were only a couple of gardens that I actually liked this year.

Last edited: 20 June 2016 22:04:30

Curling tomatoes

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 20:21

Could it be related to the temperature, perhaps at night time?

Water Butt Overflowing

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 17:40
 

 Where the pipe comes out of the downpipe, this needs to be no higher than the top of the water butt. If it is higher then water will still flow into the butt. However, if its lower than the top of the water then it will be impossible for the butt to overflow. Water will fill the but only to the height of where the pipe comes out of the down pipe.


You can see from the line I've drawn on your photo that where the pipe originally came out of your down pipe, it was slightly higher than the top of your water butt.


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