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New lawn

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 10:31
Thanks Verdun. Sorry for the delay in replying, I've been away.

New lawn

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 06:54
Ok...I can see nobodies interested in this one. If anyone knows if its been covered before, a link would be great.
Cheers

New lawn

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 06:56
Hi. We bought a house which had a front garden that had been left to nature for many years. Brambles, nettles & weeds galore. Unfortunately the elderly lady who lived there was unable to tend to the garden or had any family to help. The front garden is approx 10m x 30m with a fall of approx 2m over its 30m length. I stripped everything down to ground level last year. It's part of a much larger project...total house renovation and the gardens to the side and rear of the house are larger and were in an even worse state than the front anyway, what do I need to do to prepare the ground to lay turf over the area. There'll be borders and beds eventually. I know at some point I'll have to compact the ground but I don't fancy shuffling over such a large area by foot! What are my alternatives? I do own a 'whacker plate', is that to extreme? Many thanks

evergreen screen planting

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:21

Thanks Salino & Nutcutlet.  Even though I’d prefer something to give us privacy ASAP I’d be prepared to wait.  As for fence panels I’m planning on using chain link for security for now.  I’ve got about another 50m of face brickwork walling to pay for so I’d like to keep the cost down on this stretch of the garden.  It’s a stretch of boundary which will be around an allotment & chicken run eventually.  Like I said I’m prepared to wait for the privacy as it’s not around what will be our private (sunbathing) area…did I jus type sunbathing.  If only 

 

 

evergreen screen planting

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:53

Hi, this is my first forum entry of what will be many (based on my total lack of gardening knowledge).  We've just finished renovating our new house and the next project is the garden.  We're looking for tips on evergreen screen planting which is approx 50 metres long on one of our boundaries.  I realise plants/trees won’t follow my exact specifications.  But if they did in an ideal world we’d like:

  • Something which is fast growing
  • Will reach no greater than 1.5 to 1.8 metres when fully grown
  • Will offer total privacy all year round (evergreen)
  • Will have a narrow spread (less than a meter)
  • Will require no trimming (or very little)
  • Thorny for security
  • Edible berries would be a bonus

I realise if there was a plant/tree out there that did all of the above they’d be around everyone’s plot, but if anyone could give me an idea of something that would come close I’d really appreciate it.

Thanks

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New lawn

Prepare ground for new lawn 
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Last Post: 21/04/2013 at 10:31

evergreen screen planting

Help on evergreen screen planting choice 
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Last Post: 07/04/2013 at 21:21
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