This revolting slimy algae is forming on gravel/stone surfaces ~ pathways, carparks, cobbles. We think it's Nostoc. First (modest) appearance was in 2010; now it's widespread, sometimes in carpets up to 1.5cm thick (and counting).. Thrives on rain, even in this cold weather. Very unsightly, dangerously slippery underfoot. Can you suggest a chemical for control / elimination? (Drainage not an option) . (These Photos is from web; not my own.
Do you know a source of acid topsoil ?
i have a large garden 323 ft long by 106 ft wide whats the best way to plant it i'm no good at drawing, my minds plan is small veg plots ornamental trees and shrubs fruit bushes with gravel paths in between and a poly tunnel the tunnel i bought is 48 ft long and 18ft wide my garden is south facing so gets sun all day but is very exposed to winter winds 50/60 miles an hour whats the best shelter belt other then trees i was thinking whitethorn and pyrachanta i have sheep wire and barbed wire fence. ..
New home shortly, east facing garden, gentle slope away from house. in grass mainly with border all round, not deep border. am disabled and would like to know how you feel i could approach this, avid gardener, but beginner really!
I am starting to build my patio and want to dot some plants within it as it is quite large. I would love to plant a Clematis over a large rock in a squared off area covered with chippings. I have several clematis is mind as I would like a strong grower and perhaps one that blooms twice a year. My collection at the moment that I can use are,Sunset, Henryi, Piliu, Nelly Moser or the President. There might be some better ones but you would you recommend either of the above.
My back garden is just so wet, i cannot now walk on it at all, as my feet are sinking down into the mud/swamp and its only September. We have 3 children and we cant let them out to play as its just too swampy-would we better to just pave it all, or is there something we could do - I do know once when we had good weather, that when it did dry out, we had cracks in teh ground big enough to put your hands into - We did put extra topsoil etc on it, but doesnt seem to have made any difference
I really want to learn how to grow, so i got a 3/4 acre field rented, not using all though that would be madness. Its covered in scutch grass and i want to grow flowers and veg and just create a beautiful space. Do not want to spray anything. Am i right in saying i need to plough Oct/Nov, cover as heavily as i can with horse manure and cover with plastic until spring?? Is there anything else i could be doing?
I have a mother hedgehog and two babies in my garden. I've read that the babies are ready to move on and find their own patch after 6 weeks. The young ones in my garden are almost that now but seem very small to have to leave their mother. Do you have any idea how far apart the hedgehog territories need to be. Do you think I can encourage more than one to stay in my garden?
I am a novice gardener. I have a large mature neglected garden.115I would really love to take care of my garden. where do I begin. I feel overwhelmed.
We have a footpath outside our sliding doors. We want to lay a patio. Is it possible to pave over the footpath and continuing paving onto the "grass" area to make the patio larger? Is it likely the slabs on the "grass" area would move over time causing cracking between the slabs set on the "grass" and the footpath?
I need some planting advice. I have a west facing border about 25ft long. Depth varies between 2ft and 5ft. There is a standard garden block wall behind, with wicker screens. I'm looking to plant a range of plants with different height/colour/texture. Where do I start?
I have just moved and only grass in garden. Am a complete gardening beginner. Is there anything I can plant this time of year to add some colour to the garden. Shrubs or flower, preferably something that will come back yearly.
I am bringing my mother to Ireland October 7-18th and we will be in Co. Kerry and then Dublin for two days. She loves gardens and we would like to visit a few. Will there be flowers that late in the season? I am thinking of Bantry, Ilnacullen, Muckross and a couple of gardens in Dublin. Do you have any suggestions as to which gardens will show best at that time of year? I have been in Ireland in March and June previously and saw amazing plant beauty. Will fall offer anything comparable?
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