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grass and weeds under fence

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 22:57

My neighbours don't look after their garden and the grass and weeds are growing under my fence and making it difficult to keep on top of. The fence is 120ft long. Any ideas how I can make this easier to maintain? Thankyou! 

Propagating sterile buddleia

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 23:23

Hi Sean, did you have any luck? Was thinking of trying it too.

clematis armandii in a pot?

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 22:06

Thanks v much

clematis armandii in a pot?

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 15:57

I made the mistake of buying this to grow along the big fence near my kitchen. However, in this new house of mine there is a patio with several slabs removed. These gaps have pebbles, which I thought would be on soil, but they are on the old patio underneath! Should have checked first.

Can I grew the c.armandii in a large pot? I am in Devon.


Caterpillars galore!

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 17:18

Your garden sounds like mine! Lots of stones/pebbles (we are close to the sea). I tried too, daily squashing, but they got the better of me, the little blighters...

Caterpillars galore!

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 16:34

I'm never growing veg in the flower border ever again!

Caterpillars galore!

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 13:45

Oh good, thanks for that 

Loving having a garden!

Caterpillars galore!

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 13:29

There are 3 different types of caterpillars 

Honeysuckle, hardy geraniums/johnsons blue and some other more established plants that I don't know the name of sorry - I am a real novice!

Have you experienced a lot of caterpillars this year?

Caterpillars galore!

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 13:10

I'm fairly new to gardening, and when we moved into our new house in June I made a huge mistake and planted Kale... and although I tried to keep on top of the caterpillars I lost the battle and pulled the whole lot out. Now the caterpillars that I missed have been chomping their way through all my border plants.... I just don't know what to do.

My question is, will they come back again next year - will there still be the scent of kale in my garden? Help!

clematis montsna freda

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 13:06

Thanks for the replies. Just went and had another look and found a handful of small snails (no more than that... but it is bright sunshine, so maybe they all come out at night!) 

Its feet are in the shade.. and it gets a lot of sun from about 11am. The whole thing has collapsed, so its hard to say where it starts. Can't see any stripping. I'll try slug pellets and see what happens. And it could be I damaged the stems when planting. 

I won't give up on it just yet!

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grass and weeds under fence

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clematis armandii in a pot?

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Caterpillars galore!

All my plants are being chomped 
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clematis montsna freda

clematis collapse 
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