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Posted: 15/04/2015 at 17:50

Sagina Subulata, not seaweed  And yes, moss and walking do compute.  Not heavy traffic, just the occasional wander.  

Cleaning patio and paths.

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 17:47

I clean my patio (tiled) with soapy water, hot or cold, and a good scrub with a brush.  Works a treat and doesn't affect anything with the run off.  Also, it doesn't leave any manky residue


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 15:47

Hi all

I'm thinking of planting Irish Moss to make walkable paths rather than gravel, but I wondered if anyone knows what feeds on Irish Moss, cos I'm sure there'll be something

Rhodendron bed

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 12:58

Hi all

I am about to create a bed of rhododendrons and I'd like some advice about what to put on top of the geotextile once it's all planted up.  I don't want to use mulch or gravel or bark chips but I'd like something quite decorative as these are dwarf rhodies and the ground will intentionally be visible between them.  The bed is 15m long and about 2m wide, btw.  Thanks!

Rhodie Renewal

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 18:50

Hi - I would be very grateful for some advice.

I have a bed 18m long by 2m wide which is planted with dwarf azalea and rhododendrons.  Unfortunately, the bed wasn't prepared properly and after much deliberation I've decided to lift the young, small plants, scrape away the old straw mulch, weed and weedkill the whole bed, add plenty ericaceous topsoil and some good weed membrane then replant everything.  Can anyone give me an idea of the best order to lay it all down?  Membrane above or below new topsoil?  Plan is to eventually top the whole lot off with bark chips that I have 3 spare tonnes of (don't ask!).  Thanks for any help!

Creeping Dogwood

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 20:26

Thanks both for the advice, it's much appreciated!  They will get plenty of sun and moisture in their new home, and not have to put up with living in a corner that was a dumping ground for shattered roof tiles, broken bricks and bits of glass!  Think I'll wait till the weather's a bit warmer mind you

Creeping Dogwood

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 17:46

Hi - I have half a dozen creeping dogwood plants which were only planted last summer in a partially shaded rockery and seem to have settled in quite happily and are growing slowly and look healthy.  Unfortunately, I have to move them.  Does anyone have any experience of transplanting them?  Will they forgive me?!  If not, I'll rethink my plans...Thanks

A little privacy...

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 11:47


I'd like to grow something above my garden wall to encourage a little privacy.  It needs to grow to about 6ft tall (ideally a little more) and be happy to live in a container because the ground at that point is almost solid rock.  I don't mind if it's flowering or scented or colour changing with the seasons, I just want to create a screen above the top of the wall.  I had thought about trellises and climbers but feel that would spill into my neighbour's garden and may not be what they want, but if it was something pretty, maybe they'd love it!

Any suggestions would be amazing, thank you.  The troughs in question are about a metre long and 0.4m deep and high.

Thank you

Too much gravel!

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:54

Thanks all for the suggestions, I really appreciate it!

Too much gravel!

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:19

Thanks Verdun, appreciate the input.  I bought amazing grass seed recently for another part of the garden and it looks lovely, but I was thinking of something different just to break up the look of the place.  I was thinking about Irish Moss, maybe...

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Too much gravel!

time for a change 
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Bits in the Marmalade... 
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Vinca to spare

Moving Vinca Minor Gertrude Jekyll to a new home 
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evil looking thing... 
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Brown patches 
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Something is very hungry. And very fussy

Plants being munched into oblivion... 
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Something is shredding the leaves... 
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Creeping ground-cver

Need to turn a muddy path into a pretty carpet... 
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Help! What is this?

Mystery plant needs identified 
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