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overgown leylandii hedge

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 00:30

If you cut it back that much it will never ever recover, you can lower it but not cut the width.

If you plant in front of it to hide the bareness, the plants may be starved of water and light.

Oh eck

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 00:17
Clarington wrote (see)
Wow!! Really? That's awesome! Means less of the great unwashed will be at the seaside. Yay peace and quiet for us holiday makers!

Nice comment!  I dont think so.

planting on verge.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 00:13

I reallly feel for you there. I would not like neighbours, our nearest is 1-5 miles away, and i havent a clue what they even look like!.

grass and weeds under fence

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 00:03

Make a barrier with plastic, old compost bags cut down would do. Dig them in about 8 inches deep should stop weed travel.

I have done this in a few places around the garden where i havent had time to finish weeding.

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 00:52

I sowed a packet of seeds last week, everyone germinated.  I once saw someone on the tv say it was so quick and easy to grow that they just  treated it as an annual. Anyone else tried this?

 

Kill Grass and Weeds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 00:23

Thats the one Nut, i had a dyslexic moment there!.

Kill Grass and Weeds

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:38

Glysophate?

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:33

Water feature at Trewithan gardens.

The rhodos, magnolias, pieris and camelia were fantastic, Cornwall is known for these.

It was quite foggy but  created a wonderful atmosphere.

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39562.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39563.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39564.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

greenhouse advice

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:12
Luubear wrote (see)

Thanks for all your feedback! It seems that it may be a lot of hassle as our garden gets a fair bit of wind and all the locations I can put it aren't entirely sheltered.

so after reading all your replies I have seen a secondhand 6x4 polycarb steel frame greenhouse for sale and going to pick it up Saturday. The zip ups ones seemed to all be around £30-£40 and this secondhand polycarb I'm picking up is costing me £40... It seemed a reasonable enough gamble, plus it's a lot heavier. The place where I'm planning to put it is to slot over a raised bed, do you think this will work? Sorry for changing the subject! 

 

Here's a picture of my proposed sight:

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39042.jpg?width=350

Placing it over here will mean the raised bed frame is on the inside so the soil won't touch the greenhouse. I will put a slab down in the middle where I've trodden it down. Also, the front two length of wood will come off so I'm not stepping over them to get in!

It will still need a solid base of some sort and be screwed to it, poly ones blow over as well. Maybe cement some bricks in around the edge to bolt it down on.

To prune or not to prune

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 18:40

I do the same as Dave, remove some middle branches right out.

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