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moss in flowerbeds

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 13:55

Great, thanks both will hopefully do that at weekend!

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 13:54

I choose each rose individually, my most recent DA one is Olivia Rose Austin, still looking healthy, flowers were perfection, and gorgeous fragrance, though Alan Titchmarsh has been disappointing so far in it's habit,(flowers all hang their faces in the soil!) hope this summer it will improve, Gertrude Jekyll is just wonderful,even though I have treated mine appallingly ( before I learned more I moved it 3 times and never fed itor pruned it!) I'd love to visit DA but think I may have to enter without means of payment!

moss in flowerbeds

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 08:44

I've noticed moss in the front garden on the flowerbeds, the soil is a bit compacted it's clay and west facing, how should I treat this? I have some organic moss killer ( hasn't done much on mud patch(lawn) in the back though!) Do I need to give it a bit of a fork over? Can't do too much as there's loads of bulbs and perennials lurking under ti though I'm so disorganised I can't remember what's where!

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 08:40

xisytxis I 'm sure I have some garderners deloight tom seeds, will check, will do a list of what I have asap, I know I have quite a lot spare, if anyone has any really strongly scented sweet peas, any pink scabious, any pink or white cosmos and any nigella ( blue or pink) I'd love them!

artificial grass

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 08:36

thanks Pansy Tigrah and Treehugger, I have used seed for shady areas and still didn't take, though we never stay off it fotr more than a week so I know it's my fault really, we have clay soil, so it won't collapse, I'm going to get some quotes for the artificial stuff, maybe just do half garden fake and new turf half and see how it looks and feels through summer

artificial grass

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 13:11

I would LOVE to have the trampoline sunk, is this possible with a normal trampoline? I've dug in loads of grit over the past year, it feels really grainy when you dig in it, but it still feels soggy when heavy rain falls, I'm desperate to find a really goos gardener here in Sheffield, I've had 2 and I wouldn't have either back, either I have really way out ideas ( er.. attaching wires along a walll to tie in a rose? didn't think it was that hard but last gardener fixed wire over the rose-probably couldn't be bothered to get behind it and thought I wouldn't notice...) Has anyone used a good fake grass cupplier/specialist?

artificial grass

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 09:56

after lots of work and following advice from helpful people on the forum ( apart from staying off the lawn.. impossible with a 3 & 5 year old) our lawn is not working. I reseeded  3 times last year after forking, aerating, moss killing,I think as it's east facing, heavily used and very small it may be time to give in... we have some samples of fake grass, they look ok, wondering wether to have it just under the tramploine and give our mud patch ine last summer or just admit defeat and have a fake lawn, any thoughts welcome, thanks in advance 

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 09:51

yes our house is heavy on the shabby and light on the chic! Have painted wardrobe, chest of drawers and fireplace in my son'd room, all just b&q any surface paint and they all look fab! next on the list is our scruffy hallway, orange monks bench will be duck egg blue by the weekend!

stepover fruit trees

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 09:49

ok, all ready to plany... now I've read in a gw article and a rhs book to plant fruit trees in pots in John Innes no.3...however my local gc said no.2...any advice welcome thanks in advance again

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 09:59

lovely thanks, got a local shop who sell it, am going to get duck egg for some furniture in the dining room and living room, i actually did get a pot of b&q any surface paint in'fog' grey which worked great!

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moss in flowerbeds

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better luck this year 
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dames violet

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when I can finally dig it 
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where are they? 
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