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Lawn turf or beds

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 19:22

Turf not seed?  Preparation is the same.  Seed sown lawn will look just as good in 6 months as your turf at a fraction of the price.....?

You can then lay out your lawn and borders.....when nice and level draw out with a cane where you think your lawn should be and where your borders should be.  Draw, erase, re draw, erase, etc., and look at it from all angles and practicability.  You can then separate the two soils by raking back on to your borders leaving 4 to 6" "ditch". This way you can plant some of your borders and sow grass seed.  When lawn is growing well you can still make alterations to lawn edges and design.


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 19:13

Then the hellebores of spring, then another blistering summer then my boat,coming in.........

Best value cloches

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 19:07

Bigolob, I do exactly the same except I made metal loops with horizontal wire bases.  The corrugated sheets then push through.  Great minds I think!

Outdoor girl

Yes, I use blue alkathene piping cutting to 8' long.  I push 30 cm or so canes into each end to push Imto the soil.  Over winter I find this a useful additional protection for my plants.  


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 19:04

I will......Ahhhhhhh

next years carrot

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 18:58

Hiya red dahlia

Just a passionate plantsman.  Like to grow,things as well as possible.  Used to propagate and sell plants as a hobby though.

So, you're in competition with your mum.,!!

Italophile is the tomato guru here.  To assist ripening I do remove leaves,progressively  throughout the summer until almost every leaf had gone two weeks ago. ,just tomatoes ripening very fast on bare stems now.  Any yellowing leaves should be removed...they no longer perform,any function. Thereafter I remove leaves covering any trusses and then any,leaves below trusses.  I keep foliage absolutely dry ...except for the occasional feed or tonic spray.  and I try not to overwater too

Shrub id i think

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 18:21

Coys.    There are loads of simliar hebes with little between them.  However these dome varieties are treated just the same.  Leave til next spring....wait until last frosts in your area.

Your Rose doesn't look too big.  I would move in few weeks' time....try to get a reasonable rootball and prune half way back.  Then prune in spring to outward facing buds. .....trying to create a nice open balanced vase shaped bush.  Nice mulch too when you move it and a good feed next spring.

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 18:15

Did I say I'm growing Wild swan?      ,snigger, snigger snigger

mock orange

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 18:09

Berghill is spot on.  Bigolob  too. Why prune?  Not much growth to,produce flowers on amyway.  Whatever variety ??ou have, Carole, plant it in the garden.  Don't prune before you do this....why would you?  Plant, feed with,balanced fertiliser, water and leave it alone.  It is unlikely to flower next year too so wait for year after for flowers.  It will not flower on wood made next spring.

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 16:15

Hee hee hee


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 16:14

Mrs garden, glad your songs doing well.  That's great.

That rudbeckia reminds me somewhat of heleniums.  If you have a good moisture retentive spot I recommend heleniums.....sahins early flowerer just goes on and on amd on and on and..............

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