I have a wall at chest level height at the side of my house that gives people full view of my whole house & garden. I need to block this view fully. I know it will be expensive but I want looking for shrubs that are unusual & fragrant or something that looks beautiful & will grow to approx 2 meters. It would have to be evergreen. I live in a coastal area in Tramore. I would appreciate your suggestions.
we have adopted a patch of waste ground bordering road. measures @230sq mt. we are a charity - please advise best planting for area
I don't know if you can help have found a large amount of frogspawn on the side of the road and it is out in the open with no water any advice would help.
Can you recommend a cost effective garden edging about 12" to 18" tall that I can use to keep blackbirds digging out mulch from flower beds & scattering onto the grass. Very large area to do.
Are there any disadvantages to using a stone / slate or gravel mulch on beds to stop weeds.
Unusually for housing estate have small triangle of grass between footpath and garden wall. Not sure of ownership but trying to check with council. With advancing years have removed grass from front and back garden, leaving this as only tiny patch requiring mowing and ownership of law mower. Thinking Mypex, and trailing plants, biggest problem is slope making mulch or chippings difficult to keep in place. Suggestions of plants etc.
Have you any advice about getting rid of pigeons?? We feed our birds regularly, have lots of different species coming so put out different kinds of food, but we are now inundated with pigeons, who assemble on the roof - my husband counted 34 of them one day - and swoop down to eat, No matter how many times we clap/ stamp/bang doors etc. they come back within minutes. Any ideas? We do not want to stop feeding birds!
I have a small front garden (photo) that was not well looked after and I want to change that. This summer I would like to have lush green grass and I am prepared to do whatever you suggest. I am not a gardener but I would like to develop an interest in the garden. Where do I start?