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Worm infestation in grass

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 20:44

Looking for ideas

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 20:43

Agreed.  A big border is much more impressive than a small one and, strangely, probably easier to maintain.  It's nice then to plant some things in threes, especially the smaller plants.  Aim for impact and quality with everything you plant.  Don't plant anything just to fill in.  Don't plant any rubbish In there will simply irk you 

colour scheme

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 20:36

Ok Wills.  Perennials and shrubs too or just annuals?  

I can visualise a cracking gArden with those colours of you outline roughly what you have in mind.....permanent, annual or a combination?

Worm infestation in grass

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 20:33

Ooooooo!  I see Dove has said much the same so I gotta be right 

Worm infestation in grass

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 20:32

Many years ago I used a chemical to kill the worms in my lawn...what an ignorant plonker I was.

best thing is to scatter those worm casts with a stiff besom before mowing and whenever conditions are dry.

right now you can spike the lawn to enable best drainage, aerate the lawn too and regularly mow.  A good spring feed too.

there is nothing quite like a lawn or an area of grass......the smell when grass is cut, the colour and appearance of a lawn is good for the spirit and what better to,lie on or sit on?


colour scheme

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 20:12

I love to associate all kinds of plants by colour, form,,height or foliage.

however, just limiting to 3 colours or by anything actually is not for me.  Don't grow annuals in the garden and I guess this is when colour schemes,,as such, are important.

white and lemon combo though is good for me....white hellebores and cream primroses for example in spring.

but, go for it Wills.  I'm sure others will have colour schemes in mind this year though 

Lily of the valley

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 17:54

Especially as we are now in a very cold spell. Those flowers prob will be brief outside 

How to prune this hydrangea?

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 17:52

True Wendy but I think Robert has got it sussed now .  Unless you have paniculata of course and then you prune it all back. 

What are these and how to prune?

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 15:53

Perfect advice Hostafan.

Looking for ideas

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 15:51

Perhaps for a shrubby element to align with the perennials, how about a Buddleia?  Go for Harlequin if you want glorious variegated foliage as well as the flowers but any good variety will be fine.  

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