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Planting suggestions for new path?

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 21:37

Bob - Ive only ever grown heucheras in planters, haven't tried them in the soil.

Dave - I did once dig a trench and do just that, but I'm on such heavy clay that it just fills with rain water and acts like a pond in heavy rain.

Planting suggestions for new path?

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 21:08

Im looking for suggestions please for planting up by the side of a new path Im making, It will be about 25 ft long by 3ft wide, and will the main path from the patio leading to my greenhouse, so will be used daily. My garden is south facing and is clay soil.

My first choice was lavender but it doesn't grow too well in my garden, so now I'm thinking maybe Ladys Mantle as this does tend to grow well for me, but id like to blend other plants into this. White eraniums may work well? Scent would be nice, but visual impact is more important to me.

Any ideas please?

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I've ordered my new greenhouse 😄

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 20:43

Congrats . What type/brand/size/colour etc did you buy?

Everedge steel lawn edging?

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 13:11

Well I've taken the plunge and ordered 10m of Everedge galvanised edging and one of their 900mm rings (to go around trees). I'll take some photos during installation and post them here.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 22:57

You have a beautiful garden Pam

Everedge steel lawn edging?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 10:37

My plan is to swap my mower for one with a rear roller so I can mow the edges safely. I'm going to be ordering some everedge soon for one of my paving projects. I'll post some photos as I go. 

The blue tits are house hunting!

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 23:17

Ive recently seen blue tits going into my nest box. It was a nice sight, but I have bought a camera to fit inside it and now I fear I may have left it too late as I don't want to put the tits off by taking the box down.

Everedge steel lawn edging?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 23:15

Thanks TH. Any photos?

Everedge steel lawn edging?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 15:45
Forester2 wrote (see)

It looks like an instrument of torture!

You must garden differently to me 

Lawn revival got me thinking

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 09:53

Higgy, that looks superb.

 

RD - I reckon if you want to change your weedy lawn into a really nice lawn then I bit if elbow grease is needed. Ideally remove the current turf, deal with the weeds, prepare the soil and relay new turf. But it's not everyone's choice.  

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