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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 18:10

I have no neighbours, i stamp on them.

Photographing the tulips

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 18:05

Wow! That is a beautiful garden, if i put tulips out in the open ground, i never see them again. You have every right to feel smug.

flumpy

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 08:07

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42653.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

This was when we started, next is how it is now. 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42654.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Got a strong OH to cut down and dig them out, depends how big yours are though, you dont want to wear him out. He has just said that if they are over 18inches in diameter, he would have had a machine . You may need someone with a chainsaw then either a tractor to pull the roots out or a stump grinder. May be a profesional job. It will cost a lot.

 

 

What do you do with grass clippings?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 07:49

I agree with verdun, too much nitrogen will produce more green plants than flowers and the acidity wont help the brasicca beds surely, i had to lime mine because the soil is acid.

 

We try to cut the lawns very regularly, the mower mulches and we dont pick up.  No good for first cuts though, some in compost bins, some to council tip.

 

The beauty of nature

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 07:40

Have you been watching the series on bbc4 called Botany, it is really good and exlains every thing about plant life.

Likewise the prog that followed it about the soil consruction, just shows how delicate the balance is.   

flumpy

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 07:35

Same thing, we are also building a new long border, there was a row of dreaded conifers there which we dug out, hardwork and we have been doing it for months, but it is well worth it.

I love the sedums, they will be covered in bees and butterflys later.

flumpy

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 07:21

Will you be gardening this weekend flumpy, have you any questions for us on this gardening forum?

Astilbes

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 00:13

I love them too, I have several , they divide so easily and tolerate any conditions.

Wildlife garden weeds.

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:52

I used to cut grass in a churchyard, I strimmed that hogweed, not knowing what would happen, My legs were covered in sore spots very itchy. Should have known better and worn over trousers and wellies.

when to sow seeds

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:45

I am not sure you will get the pansy growing, they dont like heat but the others are ok, if you're quick.

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