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Wildflower bulb planting.

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 12:03

Hi all,i've got a few handful of bulbs to plant and wondered if they will multiply on their own or will i need to buy more?

Species include,snakes head fritilary,bluebells,wild tulips,wild daffodils,snowdrops and lesser celandine.The soil is adequate enough and i know how deep to plant them but i'm not sure about their spreading habit.Will i have to dig them up at a later stage to split and seperate them?

Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.

Mole problem.

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 20:01

Hi all,i have recently planted hedging whips around the perimeter of my garden and to my horror have woke up to mole hills!! Could these critters prove to be a real problem??

Save our bees

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 20:37

great thread,....anything to help the bee's!!

Save our bees

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 20:29

Signed up.

Trees and shrubs for peat?

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 08:44
Joe_the_Gardener wrote (see)

Is this area literally a bog, i.e. water table permanently at surface? 

 

Joe_the_Gardener wrote (see)

Is this area literally a bog, i.e. water table permanently at surface? 

Hi,the water comes and goes to suit weather condition's.Just beyond the bottom of my garden is a tiny brook so i guess it is part of a water table?? But the answer to your question is,no, the water is not always present.

 

Trees and shrubs for peat?

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 13:06

Thank you for your replies.One thing i neglected to mention is that i prefer to garden in a native fashion for the wildlife.So i keep the planting schemes very simple.Sorry about that.A lot of people think i'm boring but i personally feel that the wildlife benefit more.So,any idea's of a native theme would be great.Hope this hasn't put you guy's off!!!

Trees and shrubs for peat?

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 20:47

Hi Bunnysgarden,the soil around here is a clay/loam mix.Things that are doing well in the area are oak,beech,willow,poplar and hazel.

Trees and shrubs for peat?

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 20:35

Hi all,i'm new to this forum and will start with an immediate problem that some of you may help with.I have an area of my garden that is a peat bog.I know what you are thinking...lucky me but i want to plant some trees,shrubs and wildflowers down there and don't know where to start.I know if i plant this area i will probably damage the peat bog in the long term.Please advise if anybody can.

Thank you.

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Discussions started by natureboy838

Holly cuttings

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No balls!!!

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Wildflower bulb planting.

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Last Post: 22/03/2013 at 19:41

Mole problem.

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Last Post: 16/02/2013 at 08:42

Trees and shrubs for peat?

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