Muvs Dashwood

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Feather grasses

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 20:33

Thank you. It's difficult to get the feather look without using Mexican grass. I understand it is also an issue for cats and dogs as the seeds are very abundant and can go in their eyes and respiratory system. 

Cat Deterrent

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 13:50

We have a visiting fox. She doesn't seem to mind the cats. They wait together. 

Feather grasses

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 13:47

Thank you

Feather grasses

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 10:55

I am looking to create a prairie type bed this year and searching for grasses suitable. The Mexican feather grass is the height and look I would prefer but it is described as invasive so I am trying to find another very similar but not invasive. Any suggestions?

Growing conditions: Dry, frost free sheltered garden. Free draining soil close to the coast in South Devon. Will be interplanted with V. Bonariensis, Echinacea and other similar plants. 

Thank you.

Sweet peas

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 14:25

I know they are greedy plants and need good nutrients in the soil. RHS says "Grow sweet peas in fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil and in full sun or very light dappled shade. For best results, incorporate organic matter such as garden compost or well-rotted manure at least four weeks before planting and apply a general fertiliser, such as Vitax Q4 or Growmore, at the manufacturers' recommended dose. After planting, water the plants well during dry spells."

Which Hydrangea?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:08

Not Mr Buckland's though. That's pants lol 

Which Hydrangea?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 20:59

Lyn there is a very good nursery in Kenton which sells very good sized and reasonably priced hydrangeas, bought 2 there last year. I am a recent convert but only really to paniculatas 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 22:41

I have to say the bee's are. I plant for scent and bee's and this year I have all different species and in good numbers too.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 18:55

I can't say that I watch GW every week anymore. Its quite disappointing when you can't afford (either the money or the space) to plant in swathes or threes or anything other than small single plants and waiting for it to grow. I don't have space for a greenhouse and don't have any grass. I would like more visits to 'average' gardens. We all visit massive gardens but know it has no relevance to us, a bit like GW now, which is why its not a must see show.


Mad veg idea needed for small terrace house front garden

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 21:31

My youngest is growing vegetable hanging baskets this year. He's just getting keen so its a good start.

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