We have been working on a rockery in our garden and to prevent soil from drifting down onto the rockery from above we thought a line of evergreen shrubs would be ideal. Could you suggest a low growing shrub which doesn't need pruning for this area. It is a place that receives full sun. We would prefer something low growing because we don't want to block the view of the upper garden which is small. Marilyn and James
Not a horticultural question but still a garden question. I have a patio of indian sandstone which is now quite stained with small black circular discrete marks, almost appearing like a fungus or lichen.The marks are quite random, some stones being affected and others not at all. Despite use of a proprietary patio cleaner and power hosing the stains remain. Have you any suggestions? The run-off is onto grass.Many thanks, Paula
thank you for your response to my question on beech hedge I am helping plant pots for a restaurant courtyard. The restaurant will be opened in may I would appreciate if you could advise on possible combinations using what is currently in flower Any suggestions on unusual looking plants/flowers to include welcome.
gerry, i am looking for a plant to put on boundary wall between me& neighbours for privacy. About 12 tall, maybe 3 or 4 wide but not "deep" at all,not to take up space in my garden or grow into neighbours -ideally as if I was able to build up the wall to about 12 feet in one section! Someone said to me, bamboo? If so what type? Also my whole garden is paved, I wouldn't want something with roots that would push up the slabs. Any ideas? Many thanks. Marian
Hi Gerry, we are just starting to design a fairly large garden. We live in a fairly windy area and sometimes get a slight frost. There are a few areas I would like to grow clusters of possibly 3 trees together. I particularly like evergreen trees, some with a bit of colour, I would be most grateful if you could give me a few suggestions as to what trees would look good together. Thank you,
Do you have any suggestion, please, for the removal of blanket weed in a pond? There are fish in it. I have been doing it manually but with very limited success. Many thanks
Can you please recommend a screen to cover a high wall at the rear of a long narrow garden, overlooked at rear? Privacy is an important goal. I would like year-round interest if possible.
I am thinking of making a small rockery near the front of the house. Some people think it's a great idea, others think I'm mad because it will make more work. What do you think?
Two large glass sliders look into this from kitchen. I know nothing about gardening. The wire fence is 5ft. There is a little gap between wall and wire. Would bamboo work here and how easy keep is it?
Im completely new to this we moved into new house recently and let back garden get overrun with weeds...they were about 2 foot high..i have strimmed the whole thing and then rotavated it twice...what do i do next should i spray with weedkiller...a friend of mine told me i should lay grass seed and then lay weed and feed?? To kill the weeds and feed the grass??