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Posted: 06/08/2013 at 17:38

Thanks, sounds like a plan. I'll try cutting it all back then cover it. My concern was leaving the roots in, will they compost themselves under cover, or do we really need to get them out or killed?


I'm not really concerned about what is there at the moment, we haven't planted it at all yet. There are a couple of smallish sections, none of them look particularly unmanagable on their own, so we'll take it a bit at a time.


Posted: 06/08/2013 at 12:11

Hi all, sorry if this is a cross post, I'd be surprised if it hasn't been covered somewhere before, but I couldn't find it.

We have recently aquired a garden which was a bit neglected and overgrown, I am a complete newbie and would appreciate a bit of advice. There are a couple of areas which are heavily overgrown with weeds that I would like to try to reclaim to grow stuff in. Is it possible to use weedkiller to kill everything back and dig it through, or would the weeds need completely removed? I am not scared of a bit of work, but removing the weeds individually would be impractical, and I am concerned that I would need to replace a fairly large amount of topsoil if I were to dig them out.

I am in no particular rush do do anything with it this year but would be nice to have it ready for next year.

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 11:58

Thanks everyone, sounds like I've come to the right place.

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 02:12

Hi people,

Just a quick post to introduce myself, this seems the place to do it.

I'm Mark, I've just moved house with my wife and two girls, and now have a garden with the possibility to do something with. It has been a bit neglected, and we are complete newbs, but are really looking forward to learning how to get something out of our garden. Would like to have an all purpose garden the kids can use to play, we can use to relax, and would really love to grow some of our own food.

Hopefuly, we'll get lots of good advice on here and we won't annoy you too much with inane questions and you will all keep me right when I'm posting to the forums.

Looking forward to getting to know you on the forums.


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