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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 23:00

Managed bog all today compared to many of you here! Jealous. Work def gets in the way of life! Did manage to do a hairy bitter cress removal patrol, oik out a good few sycamore seedlings and attack some willow herb! Noticed a lot of dandelions knocking about esp in the lawn/grassy bits.

Looking forward to digging a new bed out on Saturday. Killed the grass off. Just needs digging over, then I can get a  plantin'! Soil good underneath too... many worms! Might also get the ground levelled and prepared for the greenhouse. Will be using sleepers for the base! Might have it up and in use by Christmas! ????

 

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 17:13

I do like euphorbia for its looks. Got Martinii which is quite well behaved (so far). I have another one which looks good but has designs on invasion (dunno which variety). It should be collecting sponsors for the amount of ground it's covered

I was foolish enough to plant 'gardeners garters' in the garden. A white variegated and a yellow variegated plant. The white one has been well behaved. The yellow one looked fantastic but had covertly sent out 2 - 3 ft runners underground in all directions before I noticed it had mingled with my Crocosmia Lucifer and neighbouring plants! After many hours digging, ruttling and pulling I think I've got rid, although, at the back of mind I just know there is a piece of root down there...waiting and plotting garden domination!! Got some trapped in a pot now. Lesson learned!!

Never had Valerian....! Looks nice in flower but have not been tempted to plant in the garden as I've heard it can be a menace. Anyway, would hate for it to get mugged by my other resident garden thugs, hairy bittercress, willow herb and creeping buttercup! 

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 12:21

I suspected sweet peas were going to be contentious Perhaps I need to give one or two a go next year and see if I still feel the same way! There's just something about them that doesn't 'click' with me, though! Echoing Star Gaze Lily, it'd be boring if we all liked the same things (even if I don't always choose wisely) 

@CharlieBot...... don't worry about the Heucheras. Completely different kettle of fish! Blue lagoons and hedgehogs under there, not slugs, I'm sure 

 

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 23:07

Can't stand Bergenia. So much leaf. So little flower. Looks like the long forgotten result of an experiment between a cabbage merchant left with only gone-off leaves and a florist with a severe lack of ambition. 'Orrible with a capital 'O'! And you just know that under all those leaves it's gonna be Slug Heaven!!

..and Sweet Peas!! Really, really don't get the attraction.

Mahonia too.......yeuch!

Does Anyone Recognize this Plant?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:46

Hi Lizmac 

If its an established garden there'll likely be all sorts of nice surprises waiting to emerge. I'd thoroughly recommend putting waterproof labels down as you identify emerging plants and start planting new ones! Several times I've removed some 'weeds' only to realise later they were actually plants I'd stuck in the previous year

Rgds

Adam

intrduction

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 20:34

Hi  Alex

Welcome! I'm Nottingham also. Lived in Beeston for 7 years! Now over in Woodthorpe.

Here's to a sunny 2015

Rgds

Adam

Lawn treatment

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 21:03

Heads up on the Wilkos lawn feed and weed. Works a treat. The soluble feed is also excellent.

Mind your own business

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 10:15

We inherited MYOB when we moved into our current house. Still trying to eradicate it 9 years on. It creeps and spreads very easily and forms mats which make it difficult to pull up as it always leaves roots behind. It thrives on damp and shade and grows rapidly- virtually anywhere!

Move any soil to another part of the garden and - bingo! - any roots accidentally carried with it will establish another happy little colony of creeping, green evil. Sorry! It doesn't even look that good unless you like the 'green algae on land' look. 

Was surprised to see it featured on GW! What's coming next week..how to fill that damp, shady spot with Bindweed and Goosegrass?  

As Verdun and everyone else has said... DON'T (unless, of course, you are of a masochistic bent). And if you do want it.....come and help yourself to mine!!! All of it!

Well..... got that off my chest....(breathe and relax).

All the best

Adam

'mind your own business'

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 08:20

I agree with Verdun!! Don't do it!! We inherited this in our garden and whilst it does provide ground cover it just smothers everything with its creeping, dense mats. One part of our garden is a damp and partially shaded area and it positively thrives in these conditions. It is fairly easy to pull up from stonework and gravel although if you don't get all the roots - of which there are many! - it will certainly come back! This is an ongoing battle to control along with willowherb and hairy bittercress!!

Rgds

Adam

 

 

 

new to gardening

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:11

Hi Nigel. Got the gardening bug about seven years ago and am still learning ????. My advice would be don't be intimidated by the thought of getting started. You can always move plants or shrubs in the wrong place. There are plenty of brilliant gardening books packed with advice and online resources like this one designed to help. Decide what colours, heights and textures you want to see and then look at Garden Centre plant recommendations, books and advice from others To see if the fit your plan.

I can thoroughly recommend any of the RHS books, especially the Gardening one. Alan Titchmarsh's books have proved an excellent resource especially 'How To Be A Gardener'. Their are plenty of Garden Planning books too for inspiration as well as local gardens! Now you've got the bug you'll be forever peering at other peoples planting schemes and coveting plants!

Good luck and enjoy the fun of creating your own little bit of Garden Magic! ????

Rgds

Adam

 

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