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Ideas for a very shady difficult area.

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 10:01
HHopefully you can see them.

The link if it shows is a drop box of the same. ..

Ideas for a very shady difficult area.

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:51


Hello all,


I might be using this bit of the forum wrong, but I'll continue till I get shouted at!

We're stuck with what to do with a bit of the garden.  After about 3 years in the house, we're finally getting control of what was a very neglected 60ish metres of pretty thin garden - spending very little money and with no real hard landscaping.


The bit we're struggling with is the last 10 metres - it's under some very high trees, has apple trees in it, and previously obviously used as a dump of the garden - it sort of bulges up with something - whether it's just years of dumped soil or hardcore - it's also got the remains of very heavy flag stones buried, and loads of weeds - basically, very difficult to work on.

I've cleared it down, and spray it to keep it less jungle like, but now I'm stuck for a cheap thing to do down there, until we save up to get it landscaped somehow.


What do you think?  I've enclosed some low res pics I hope will work!


weeds in beds

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 08:09
Fairygirl, specifically, what kind of evergreen ground cover do you mean?

The other problem is that at about 30 cms down its Rubble, so roots really struggle

weeds in beds

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:54
Ahh Thanks guys.
It looks like we've been digging too much then to try to remove all trace. The clip tells you to leave the seedlings to dry up.

Thanks for this, I'll give ita go.

weeds in beds

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 07:23
Hello all. We have a largish bed in the centre of a long garden. It tends to flood in the winter (keeps the water off the lawn so I don't mind too much, so we struggle to put anything nice in there, and lay bedding plants in spring. It gets pretty weedy normally, and we struggle to keep on top of it, but pledged to give it a weekly go this year. However after an hour or two at it yesterday ( a sunny day) there are already small seedlings of weeds cropping up all over. . In literally a few hours. There's are no heavy weeds, it's just infested with these small weeds. What is the best way to deal with this? We don't really have the time, not withstanding bad weather at the weekends, to deal with it all the time.


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 19:23

Thanks!  Odd isn't it.  Do you pull the old flowers out or snip them off the stem?

i was just out pulling the old ones out before, and there's so many, I got bored. 

Ahh well, this is obviously the draw back!


Posted: 28/07/2013 at 10:42

Hi all,

i know they're not the most sophisticated or popular amongst proper gardeners, but I like to plant out petunias in hanging baskets, I find they're pretty much instant gratification, and look great from young till midlife.

I've noticed though that they seem to completely fall off a cliff as regards their look.  

Mine looked amazing last week, absolutely massive from only a few plants, but this week thstart all starting to look a bit straggly, and aren't producing many flowers.

I'm looking after them, water them every day, used good soil with a slow release feed, and try to pull the dead heads off, although I fall behind at this a bit.

is there any way I can keep them going another month?  It'd be nice to take them through August. I'm almost tempted to snip them right down?

Purple Plant

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 16:24

Thanks guys! 

Sorry for the delay, didn't realise you'd replied!

Purple Plant

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 16:11

Hello all,


Could someone help me in identifying this purple plant?  We got it with a mixed bunch of plants, and it didn't say the name.


Weird red things...

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 15:30

Ahh - found looking up galls - thanks for that.

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