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Steep slope gardening

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 11:08
Has anyone got some recommendations for suitable plants that would help stabilise the soil too, thanks

Has anyone got buds on there apple tree yet

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 19:26
Buds are there ready to open when the weather and the soil warm up, West Yorkshire

Have you put your potatoes in yet?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 19:24
Our tatties are not in yet, soil in Yorkshire is still cold about 6inches down, some parts the snow has just gone. Onion sets should be ok if you put them in now, we have ours in cell trays till the soil is a bit better. I think they should all be in by the end of the week though.

Bare rooted aquilegia

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 19:18
Hope you guys get your aqualegias going well, this time next year they will be all over your garden, they spread seed very easily.

Steep slope gardening

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 19:10
Hi Chris, thank you for that advice, I had thought of that but it seems a lot of hard work but maybe the only answer

New bed is on a layer of paving about 12-18 inches deep -help!

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 13:38
Hi, a lot depends on what you want to grow in that area and whether the soil in there is light or heavy. If the soil is heavy, clay type then the drainage will be bad unless you want to grow plants that like boggy conditions. If it were mine and I hadn't planted yet I would either try and get at least some of the paving out or break them up. Hope it works out well for you.

Bare rooted aquilegia

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 13:22
If you have potted them up only a week ago, I would say that they are ok at the moment. Let them develop a good root system in the pot and then they will be able to produce some new leaves, everything is so behind schedule this year anyway, good luck.

Help identifying rose

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 13:18
From the Google pic it does look like the same variety,it also looks like a sheltered position with the walls to give out extra heat so it maybe you are right. There are lots of other very fragrant roses that would make good wine too.

Steep slope gardening

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 10:55
Hi, I would like some help with growing on a steep slope, about 1:3. The soil is sandy with lots of large rocks, so not a great soil depth there,
. The site is south facing and open to all the elements, being in North Yorkshire it has very cold winters and a fair amount of rain. There are mountain ash and silver birch already established. The problem being that the soil is eroding with the weather, I don't have any problem with the lower levels of the slope,
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