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Grass seed

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 17:26

Thanks guys! Will give it a go and report back.  It's large areas so no chance of fleecing.  I also have grass not a lawn as have 3 large dogs and do agility on it.  As long as it looks green, that's fine by me.  

If the seed doesn't germinate now because it's too cold, will it germinate once it warms up in the spring?  Presumably that's how it works in nature? 

Grass seed

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 16:32

Hi all, do you think it's too late to sow grass seed?  Soil is still quite warm even though air temp is dropping.  Have a lot of areas still to cover and due to being away, didn't get as much done as I needed to in September

Any thoughts much appreciated 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 11:37

Thanks KEF!  My mum is torn between hating how it tries to take over, but liking it because it's one of the few plants that thrives in the harsh conditions, and it is very pretty

Like the idea of a chimenea in a naughty corner! We don't have one but we do have a massive old water tank, cut in half with holes drilled in the bottom.  It's our burning barrel and it can get rid of anything! However, I think the neighbours think we're tramps....

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 09:39

KEF - What's the yellow flower growing next to your chimenea called please?  My mum has it everywhere in her garden (on top of a mountain in deepest, darkest Wales!) and it's one of the few things that can really get going there.  In fact, it's almost like a weed!


Displaying Flowers

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 09:34

In a fit of courage, I've gone and entered a small, local country show.  In my defence I was going anyway as I show sheep, but I got carried away when reading the catalogue and entered 3 Dahlias, 3 Roses and 5 Pansies. 

It's the first year I've had a proper garden so I was a bit overexcited!

Problem is, I now have no idea at all how to display these flowers.  I've tried googling but it doesn't come up with much.  Any help gratefully received! 

Another Mystery Plant for identification.

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 09:58

One of my first posts was trying to ID this plant, about a year ago! It's growing all down our driveway at the bottom of the hedge, and I don't care if it's a weed because it looks lovely! 

Design Ideas

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 09:49

That's what I was thinking bookmonster! I was worried about how it would look next to the regulated and formal driveway area though...maybe the two contrasting styles would compliment each other? 

Design Ideas

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 10:13

Hi all

Some driveway / landscaping works I've been having done are nearly finished (exciting!) and I will post before and after pictures, but in the meantime, I have a strip of ground, about 1.5m wide (4'11") and 10m long (32"9') which runs down a neighbour's hedge, from the back of the house to the garden.  


Here are before pics:

 Looking towards the garden

 Looking towards the house


And the after pics:

House end

Garden end


I would like to connect the house and garden and have this area planted somehow. Easiest of course would be a grassy strip, maybe with some bulbs underneath? Or I was thinking some wildflower planting maybe?

Any ideas gratefully received! 

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 13:57

They are lovely.  It's only the first proper year in my garden but looking at neighbour's gardens, I do seem to have a bit of a gap in flowering between spring bulbs and summer flowers.  Some things are out (Rhodos and Azaleas look fab) but not as much as I would like ideally.  Love this thread and the pics for inspiration though! 

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 12:41
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

Testing full res 3072x2304



Not directly related to pictures but I've seen a few plants like the one above around and about where I live and would like to know what they are please!  If I've correctly ID'd it, it's usually in flower about now

Incidentally, I use Photobucket and have never had issues with zooming in pics and having them post upside down for some reason - I would suggest that as being the easiest way around and of course it can act as a 'back up' for your images as well 

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Discussions started by ShropshireLass

Grass seed

Too late? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 17:34

Displaying Flowers

Woops I've entered a show.... 
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Design Ideas

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Problem Plants

Help with diagnostics! 
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Friday picture thread

Does what it says on the tin! 
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Last Post: 21/04/2013 at 10:46

Feeding Seedlings and Plug Plants

Quick question 
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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 11:35

B&M Bulbs

Bargain or bad buy? 
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Last Post: 25/02/2013 at 14:35

Joys of Spring

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Last Post: 25/02/2013 at 15:27

Mystery plants

Help with identifying plants please! 
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Last Post: 25/02/2013 at 14:34
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