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Low maintenance ideas for a large garden

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 22:05

That's the maintenance but what's established there now? If it's nettles, brambles and docks they'll need knocking back a bit before it's a wildflower meadow. Those I'd mow regularly for a few years before letting it have a whole season's growth.



Posted: 14/11/2015 at 20:56

I kept one for years, either that or it kept seeding. I think it may have been Cyperus vegetus.

Low maintenance ideas for a large garden

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 20:54

Flower meadows are low maintenance for months but then they need cutting and carting. That's high maintenance.


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 18:53

It's a cyperus but I don't know which one

Berberis Thumbergii

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 14:02

I'd do both. B. thunbergii will grow from seed, all the species will, but the fancy hybrids and cultivars won't come true,

Sow the berries when they're ripe in gritty, well drained compost, leave them outside to experience the winter weather. They'll germinate in spring. 


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 22:42

No, I've planted them much later than this and they always do OK

I haven't got bluebells but narcissi and crocus are still waiting

LEYCESTERIA FORMOSA -Himalayan Honeysuckle

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 13:48

Outside NB

Nice well draining compost with grit mixed in and more on top.

LEYCESTERIA FORMOSA -Himalayan Honeysuckle

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 10:59

In my experience this one will seed itself without help from us.

When the seeds start dropping they are ripe, collect some and sow them, fresh seed is always best. They don't need heat to germinate, I reckon to leave sown seed outside til after the worst of winter then bring into a cold GH so I can watch them germinate


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 09:36

Just bury the nut, it works for squirrels

I've never taken the shell off any nut I've sown.

Leaving them outside through winter is the really important bit

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