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Creeping ground-cver

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 20:36

Thanks so much for the suggestions, but trying to avoid grass and mowing!  Want something nice like creeping thyme or scotch moss, but happy in shade, really.

Creeping ground-cver

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 18:09

Hi - Am hoping for a wee bit of advice, please.

I have a couple of muddy paths around an outbuilding and I'd like to plant something very low and mat-forming that doesn't mind being walked on occasionally.

The paths are both mostly in the shade, one slightly moreso than the other.  Any ideas?


Help! What is this?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 17:03

Thank you all for the help!  Very much appreciated

Help! What is this?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 15:37

Thought I'd uploaded a pic.  Oops.  Here goes...


Help! What is this?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 15:30

Hi - Hope someone out there can please help me!  I've had this plant in the garden for about two years, love it a lot but have no idea what it is and I'd like to get some more of had little white flowers in the late Spring, if that helps

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 20:06

Ok - I'm wary of overwintering them outside as they're likely to be under thee feet of snow and I'm not convinced that a layer of mulch will stop the damage from that.

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:54

Thanks for the advice - unfortunately I don't have a cold frame or anything similar.  But I have been considering starting over


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:35

Hi - I planted maincrop Sante in Apring this year and a couple months later had some really beautiful, tasty potatoes.  I put them in planters, got loads, had enough to give bags of them to my neighbours, too.  No blight, no problems, no pests.  I sort of cheated and planted them in compost, with nothing else, so maybe that helped.  Best advice I got was to keep picking the flowers off the leaves, and also to cut the leaves down to soil level once they started to yellow.  Then left the potatoes alone for another three weeks or so, tipped them out and they were great.  Best advice I got is rather than use expensive containers, just buy a big trug, cut some holes in the bottom, away you go

Planting garlic

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:31

I bought some garlic from thegarlicfarm and it looks great - I'll be planting it next week, and it's my first time growing it at all.  Their site, though, is full of really useful info that makes sense to a novice like me!

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:27

Thanks - I don't think they have enough light as they are definitely slanting towards the window - will move them as close as I can get them and see what happens!

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Discussions started by Tanty

Creeping ground-cver

Need to turn a muddy path into a pretty carpet... 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 20:36

Help! What is this?

Mystery plant needs identified 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 17:41

Sweet Pea seedlings

Not sure they're meant to grow this fast... 
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Last Post: 20/03/2014 at 14:07


Something weird is growing in my garden! 
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Last Post: 24/09/2013 at 11:45


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