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Backfilling hole for laying lawn

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 21:07
Beefmandu wrote (see)
Great! Thanks for your help. Now I just need to work out how to get two tonne bags of material through the flat!

Have it delivered to your drive, then keep nipping outside to fill your trouser pockets with some of the soil, then go into the garden and scatter it out of your trouser leg. Just like they did in The Great Escape.

Buddleia Buzz cuttings

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 16:26

I hack mine back at the beginning of spring, then at the beginning of Autumn I cut the plant back by about half to prevent any long stems getting bashed in the winter winds. Then in spring I cut then right back again. They are tough plants, just look at any wasteland in city centres and they are growing everywhere.

What would you do

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:22

Thanks Sam. 

Cost of bird food

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:16

In winter I make my own bird cake. Large pan, melted lard, oats, breadcrumbs, sultanas, put into containers and freeze.

What is hapenning to my lawn in the winter

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:14

Do you have a pet dog? Often they walk around the perimeter of a lawn and in winter turn it into a boggy mess.

Overgrown Montana Clematis

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:07

CharleyD, yes its a Hosta, but not sure which type. The orange plant is an Azalea. No idea what variety though as it was here when we moved in. Theres also a red one to its left, and a short variety in front. They all flower very well each summer. Im on clay acidic soil so they grow well, along with the Rhododendrons...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsbbc726d7.jpg

 

 

 

Overgrown Montana Clematis

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 16:44

Just come across another photo of my clematis, you can see how its growing nicely along the boundary between me and my neighbour. I don't prune it much in this area as I'm happy for it to keep growing along the boundary (click photo to make bigger)...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps3f5dbd0a.jpg

 

 

Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 18:15

I paid £185 which I thought was a good price for the 17" model. Its been serviced every year and seems to be in great condition. Its just a shame I've got to wait for the summer before I can use it properly!

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/_57_zps85e08bcc.jpg

 My Everedge lawn edging strips arrive tomorrow so I can at least make a start on the new path, then I can concentrate on starting the new lawn.

Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 14:27

Thanks David. I think winter is definately the best time to buy a used mower. Come summer they will be selling for much higher prices. 

Ornamental grass seed?

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 23:45

Thanks Verdun. Maybe I should consider a lawn like yours, less ornamental but still looking great. My initial plan was to turf it, I've laid Rowlawn turf before with good results. Like I mentioned, I'm doing my research now before I start the ground prep. 

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