Latest posts by pokhim

New turf already dying?

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 14:45

It looks ok to me!! 

direct sowing

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 11:53

oh gosh... i did my sowing on the weekend. I hope it works out well!! I scattered them in nice lines across some of the borders covered them in a little bit of MP compost.. I scattered hundreds of seeds..and so if only 10% take hold then I will have a good flourish of flowers.. 

Are Green Thumb right about this lawn?

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 10:23

Your garden is sooo stunning!! WOW!!!  I would love love for my garden to look like that!!..

Festuca Blue

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 12:50

Mine is green too and it's just in my border. I was hoping it would turn blue later in spring?.

Getting paving slabs cut to measure

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 14:45

DIY it. Cutting paving slabs isn't that difficult to do. 

Hire an angle grinder or borrow one from your neighbor, make sure the blade is for stone and get a friend to dribble water onto the stone as you cut to keep it cool. 

What material are the slabs? Concrete, sandstone..? What thickness are they?

Gro-Sure Farmyard Manure

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 15:42

oh dear!!! Well i bought 20 bags of the same stuff last week and it was all fine! That is not a good batch!..

Flower ID

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 09:44

What are these flowers? The wife really likes them..

Hardy Annuals

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 13:27

ok, yep. can just remove bits of mulch where i want them to grow.

I think i might do a bunch of trays though. I could get 30/40 plants going which would be nice

Hardy Annuals

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 12:43

Hi there,

I want to direct sow some hardy annuals around the garden in the little nooks and crannies and among the perennials. 

I had a look at thompson and morgan and there are hundreds!! Are there any firm favorites that you could recommend?

Also, as I understand it. They need to be sown in light compost, as the seedlings will struggle in the heavy composted manure mulch. Will it be okay to just sow them on top of the mulch and then run a sprinkle of compost over the top and press them down slightly...?

Is buying plugs cheating?

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 13:00

ok.. well the wife will be pleased. She just wanted me to buy the plugs and get them into ground to make the garden look more instant!

I have a few things in pots now anyway and will sow some hardy annuals. I will do a mix of buying plugs and sowing seeds.

Discussions started by pokhim

What to do at this time of year?

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strawberries baskets first season

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Flower ID

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Hardy Annuals

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Is buying plugs cheating?

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Hanging Baskets

Strawberry, tomato + more 
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Trees, malus, prunus or dogwood?

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Plant list for new border..

Please tell me what you think! 
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Sanguisorba alba

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Obelisk planting

Plant selection 
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Erigeron Karvinskianus

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New border, espalier plants

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Big Dreams Small Spaces 
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Fun house plants - ideas

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Big Dreams Small Spaces

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