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New build house, new build lawn - help to start off the right way.

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 14:13
Your garden doesn't look any where near as bad as I expected. I think your right to give yourselves a year to decide. In that time you can doodle sketches of how you might want it to look.

New build house, new build lawn - help to start off the right way.

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 17:00

Rich, this may sound extreme but...

You could consider starting off from scratch and ripping the whole thing out. By that I mean strip off the lawn, dig out some of the clay, add drainage and then dump a load of new top soil ontop. This could be heavy work and may need a mini digger and a couple of skips. And would require you to be on the lookout for someone wanting rid of their top soil. But then you would be starting from the beginning with a good usable garden for the future.

If your garden is bad now, then chances are future plants might not thrive and in years to come you may end up digging it all out anyway. Obviously Ive not seen your garden and you may not need to go to such measures. Perhaps you could just dig out the clay soil in your borders and leave the rest? But I guess the lawn wont thank you in the future. 

 Any chance of a photo showing the whole garden?

Too late to plant Tulip/Daff bulbs?

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 13:53

That would be good dave. Ill post udates as and when they flower.

Bird box v bird feeding

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 13:45

I would fix your nest box and leave it for the birds to decide if they like its position. Its better than not putting it up and never knowing. Give it a couple of years before expecting any birds to nest in it though.

Too late to plant Tulip/Daff bulbs?

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 13:43

Thought I'd update this thread. The daff & tulip bulbs I planted in pots in January are just beginning to show through the soil. They are about 2-3 weeks behind the identical bulbs I planted last autumn. Im glad I planted them now, just hope they flower.

Thanks for everyones help

Tomato Growpots, any good?

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 16:13

I just wonder why good they can be if they are clearing them out?

Tomato Growpots, any good?

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 15:48

I see The Greenhouse People are selling off their Growpots. Has anyone tried these? Are they any good?


Gardeners World new season

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 23:42

Bunny, it was Antiques Roadshow. And they weren't plants, they were antiques. 



Trees that provide cover for a small garden please!!

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 20:16

Crab apple is an excellent choice. Or perhaps go for an eating apple tree on a small rootstock?

Sunflower recommendation?

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 19:59

Very nice 

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