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Ground Cover Options?

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 20:30

View in the pic is looking south west....  Does get pretty baked... 

Ground Cover Options?

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 20:25

 Did cross my mind! Was looking at a grass and wildflower mix but... thought I'd check on here to see if anyone thought of anything better...

Ground Cover Options?

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 20:20

Hello All, 

After a few suggestions for groundcover options... Have just cleared an resonably large area at the bottom of the garden of weeds and general detritus... soil is really poor, a layer of dust covering soil thats like concrete... 

Not sure what I really want to do with the area, so want something to grow that will keep weeds down, until I get decide what to do... but also something thats not going to be a total nightmare to get rid of once I do get round to cultivating it... 

Any suggestions?



Name that plant/Weed?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 20:53

Thanks cutlet - thats it!

Hee hee I'd only made it to 'D' on the A-Z of weeds site before thinking about just posting on here

Getting rid of Bindweed

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 20:45

With the bindweed I'd just stick to zapping it with Glyphosate... If you dig yout just going to break up the root and help it to multiply!

Name that plant/Weed?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 20:36

Hello All, 

Was wondering whether anyone recognises this plant/weed?...Am guessing it might have been planted by previous owner as an ornamental type plant? But it seems to spreading like wildfire I have got it coming up everywhere... Doesn't seem to flower, has a large tap-root and to me smells onion-like when I pull it up (although my other half doesnt agree)  

Know I am going to have to keep just pulling it up but wanted to put a name to what  I am doing battle with  



Advice on Pruning Mock Orange

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 19:50

Hello All, 

Have a Mock Orange shrub that's about 3ft wide and 10/12 foot high... understand that this is the right time to prune - flowers are just fading - looked online and advice suggests removing about 1/3 of the old growth.... I started to do this but am finding that its pretty much all old growth 10ft of woody stem with a few pairs of leaves at the end... 

Have had a reasonable chop at it - being what I thought was quite conservative - but partner says it now looks silly (am in some agreement) and wants me to cut it all down to about 4/5 ft.... Just wondered if anyone had any advice... Am I likley to kill it by doing that? Will it re-sprout from the older growth? 

Hornbeam Help

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 20:04

Thanks Obelixx - had pretty much arrived at the same conclusion - but reassuring to get a second opinion. Thanks again!

Hornbeam Help

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 13:47
Hello All I planted a new hornbeam hedge last November and the plants have just stared to come in leaf... Am wondering if I should be pruning the new plants to encourage 'bushy' growth or just leave them? Advice on the web seem to be 50/50 on cutting vs leaving... Plants are between 4-12 inches tall.. Any thoughts?

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Posted: 24/03/2012 at 23:53
Didn't work for me either - kept saying basket was empty even when view basket said I had selected the subscription - another wine induced sale lost
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Ground Cover Options?

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Name that plant/Weed?

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Advice on Pruning Mock Orange

Pruning Mock Orange 
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Hornbeam Help

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Bracked Mulch

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