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Lawn problems

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 00:00

Nothing  will really work.  Stop your dog or live with what he/she does on it.  You can't watch the dog all the time and follow with buckets of water. Anyway, the damage will still be just as bad .  Sorry 


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:51

I have done this .....Leylandii last an awful,long time as trunks. ,I erected a tripod of strong galvanised rods with some mesh around the trunks.  I kept spurs around the trunks and planted Montana.  It looks superb in spring and green for most of,the year. However. I would cut trunks  to 6'.  

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:41

Hiya Cangrandmafixit the grit needs to be in the  planting hole really but I had  a gigantea in a damper spot and simply covered it with a sheet of glass suspended above it.  

Empty Space??

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:32

Ah! Busy.  I practise the Chelsea chop on mine.   And in mid summer I cut back by a third or so.  So many flowers that it isn't noticed but it makes for a sturdier late summer and autumn plant.  I disagree......not too tall and with real impact.  Mine have stood up to winds and rain without being spoiled.    Amistad has a rich quality of flower that few other salvias have .  

Very long growing season here too producing lush growth ....cutting back therefore is important 

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:21

No, I'm a meat eater .........I'll get my coat 

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:52

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:51

Never good to move any grass right now.  If needs must ........


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:48

No polytunnel will be good but I said...some fleece to hand too.  As long as they don't get wet

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:46

Not true Fairy.  I was born in September to prove it 

Empty Space??

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:43

DD, no don't think echinops would look good with Amistad.  The former would be swamped physically and outdone colourwise.  Helenium like sahins would look superb  with Amistad though or a red/orange like Hot Lava. Just those for summer...what an impact for months

Discussions started by Verdun

Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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