yvonne parsons2

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By hand or machine?

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 00:06
Thank you Derek, I'm really looking for personal opinions though as I've read a few books and been on a few sites and they all just say one way or the other. As you guys have some fantastic knowledge I thought there maybe someone out there who has tried both methods and for one reason or another prefers one of them.....always good to get advice from people who have tried a certain way and won the battle..as such

What Type of Garden is Yours.

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 23:48
Quite big lawn (well it is for me) that can only be described as organised chaos.....oh and full of moss due to natural springs underneath it and a lack of lawn care knowledge..on the plus side I have lots of ideas of what to do but could do with a lottery win to allow me to full fill my dream. I have however in the past week watched my first daffodil open so spring is on its way and hopefully will bring some much needed dry weather to allow my lawn to start to recover.

Happy gardening everyone

Where is everybody from...

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 23:39
Anthony Turner, I'm also on the edge of the Marlborough Downs....small world eh?

By hand or machine?

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 23:35
help! My lawn is covered in moss, from a distance it looks green and normal but as you get nearer you can see its just covered with dense moss. When you walk on it it's like walking on sponge. Now I know I need to aerate it and scarify it but wondered what people thought about which was the better method. I don't want to put anything on the lawn to kill the moss as such ( don't want black patches) so wondered if anyone could advise on what they have found to be the easiest/quickest/more effective method. Thanks everyone

which Rose

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 23:35
Oh thank you Rosa

which Rose

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 23:19
Thanks everyone some great advice...think im gonna give zephirine drouhin and long john silver a go...will let you know how things progress

which Rose

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 21:21
Hi everyone, I want to plant a rambling/climbing rose that will grow along my fence. is there a rose that grows quickly and spreads a lot and ideally has a strong scent? Thanks all Yvonne

Fully Shaded Border, need help please

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 23:19
My mother in law had the same problem and she, in the end decided to get rid of her lawn completely and have raised borders so the dog couldn't access them. She laid a large central patio where the grass had been and put a stone bird bath in the centre for the dog to cock its legs on and each night she just goes out and hoses it all down and it always looks immaculate. As for the planting, my lavender does well and I have it in a shaded area, also what about ferns, they grow in woods so they should be okay too.....I'm very new to gardening though so don't take my word for it. I'm sure you'll get the device you need on here, there are some very talented people out there....good luck

Opinions wanted

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 23:07
How very sad.....all that hard work and it comes to this. Surely if the landlord was aware what was happening and he allowed it to continue then how can he do this to them now and not only that he has no way of knowing what the next tenants would like to do with the garden, he could charge more for the property with the beautiful surroundings that they have created.....a terribly sad story and they have my totall sympathy.....I wish what time they have left together is peaceful and that some happiness can be brought back into their lives.....

Really need some help, badly!!!!

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 22:40
Would love to know how your getting on. I hope that you have managed to recover some of your items...terrible what some people do xx

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