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Posted: 16/12/2013 at 16:23

Dannyboy, try to use those rocks imaginatively. An edging of them won't look right.  Maybe think of them as a rock fall.....viz., more near the top and to one side and trailing off to just a few on the other. The rocks, if skilfully arranged, should look good in their own right.  With the gravel it could look very nice.

Maybe a ribbon of identical plants, maybe a grass (like Imperata red baron) to simulate water trickling down...?  

Could you post a photo or a sketch of what you want to do?  


Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 16:08

Yes break.  Jap knotweed is unlike any other weed. And even a very small piece can become an immense problem in your garden

Sports personality

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 16:05

Well, I am soooooo disappointed.  I was told I would win.  They had an old mate of mine standing outside in the pouring rain with that trophy. Its all a con.  My mate now has a very bad cold     

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 09:12

Japanese knotweed is extremely resistant to chemicals. ,here in cormwall we have been trying to eradicate it for years.  I noticed a patch where knotweed was supposed to have been eradicated for it now to be appearing with even greater vigour.  This is on council land.  As things stand jap knotweed is winning

I well recall being shown jap knotweed being burned to a crisp yet was starting to shoot again a few months later.  

Leave it......I.e. removing shoots as,they appear......and it will take over.   

If I had any knotweed in my garden I would move.



Posted: 16/12/2013 at 00:03

Hiya dannyboy

Another project.  The important thing, I think, is to get the rocks looking right.  I mean that they should be of the same material and not just random rocks.  Ideally 

How high will the rockery be?  Do you intend it to be flat or ascending?

How much sun?  Most rockery plants need some direct sun.



Riddle me

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 23:52


Riddle me

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 22:12


Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

I think  there are some new varieties of mahonia now chicky


Posted: 15/12/2013 at 18:18

Ooooer!  Gave myself away there Sue   Its just so "convenient" there !  



Posted: 15/12/2013 at 17:54

A gal of class growing gigantea nut!  

I divided mine few weeks back.  Potted up in 3 litre pots and put half back in the ground.  (not advisable usually at this time but I get away with it). Panicum Hans Herms......have to check that spelling later.....with orangey red leaves is nice late summer too 

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