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Latest posts by Singy

Mulch or top soil ??

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 18:40

Maybe get some good organic matter into the ground (compost/manure) and if the soil is really poor some top soil as well.  Compost is not expensive, find decent stuff is, but if you are just looking to improve large areas then the cheap stuff will.  keep an eye out at b&q, my local one was selling the 125L (mega heavy) for £2.50, they are very difficult to shift around.

Top soil is very expensive from the big sheds, you are looking at £12 for 4 small bags - 25L - i add compost to the ground everytime i plant anything new.

Starting from Scratch - Shrubs Recommendations

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 17:57

This might help when selecting shrubs depending on what you want.

This search has summer flowering shrubs for shaded areas


Devastated Canary Creeper

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 14:51

My nasturtium is crawling with them and i believe this is fairly normal, the canary creeper is a relative of the nasturtium so probably why.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 14:47

Couple of things that are still going well.

Gazania's dont know when to give up.



 And the sweet peas climbing up a trellis and the neighbours conifer



 The leaves on them are looking fairly sorry for themselves now, but it keeps flowering

potted acer

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 14:16

No i wasnt saying that,i just wondered why you couldnt move it.  I have 3 acers in pots (very small at the moment) mine are also on decking but i move them around, i had a similar problem with leaves shriveling and dying on my red acer, so i just moved it,its slightly more sheltered from the wind now and in dappled shade.

The other acers dont have an issue so far with direct sun and the breeze, they are different types, pink and green and green and white respectively.

Bug Hotel

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 13:50

I read about placing it east facing, so the bugs can get warmed up in the morning sun.

potted acer

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 13:45

Why is in a pot if you cant move it?

Starting from Scratch - Shrubs Recommendations

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 13:39

Also how much shade, total? or partial etc?

Starting from Scratch - Shrubs Recommendations

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 13:38

For full sun i would recommend a hibiscus, i recently bought one and although small at the moment, will eventually be a nice size.

I bought Hibiscus Baby Blue, cost about £10, its currently in a pot until i decide where it will finally end up.  Pic below



Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:30

I got about 60 in the bag i bought this week, the tulip bulbs around 50 per bag, they seem to be good quality and decent size.

Range are also doing bags of daffs, 3KG for £4 I think.

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