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by ConcreteJungle
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Coddy's Blog - Some pics as promised....first ever video
Replies: 308
Views: 17523

Re: Coddy's Blog - Some pics as promised....first ever video

Page 10 shows some excellent changes - your lawn edging is the best i have seen so far, gives me some ideas on what i could potentially do. Landscaping really sets the scene for a good garden, nicely laid out areas, for both relaxing & playing are for kids.. Ideal located sitting area to view the wh...
by ConcreteJungle
Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: First time buyer house, with a second rate garden!
Replies: 36
Views: 2522

Re: First time buyer house, with a second rate garden!

It's not too bad, winter didn't help anyone's grass, just needs a good scarify and overseeding when gets warmer.
by ConcreteJungle
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: First time buyer house, with a second rate garden!
Replies: 36
Views: 2522

Re: First time buyer house, with a second rate garden!

Kata - when applying grass seed - ensure you have lots of grooves in the lawn soil and top off with top soil on top. Fern Rob - i think applying gypsum to the lawn helps drainage.... aswell as spiking in spring & hollowtining in autumn. Well that's what i did anyways! Codfather - cant find your blog...
by ConcreteJungle
Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: First time buyer house, with a second rate garden!
Replies: 36
Views: 2522

Re: First time buyer house, with a second rate garden!

Lawn I can do, but plants I'm very new at! I thought what I did was enough, I guess, next time, if survives I'll really wrap it up.
by ConcreteJungle
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Cheshirepalms blog - Planning for a new arid bed.
Replies: 193
Views: 11633

Re: Its Spring time to cut the grass!

I second or third that Bosch lawnmower as the next one to buy, i have the Rotak 40. And i team that up with the Bosch Verticutter AVR 1100 twice a year, when over seeding and aerating the lawn. Another recommendation to improve the quality of the lawn. I went from white dead grass & bare patches thr...
by ConcreteJungle
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: First time buyer house, with a second rate garden!
Replies: 36
Views: 2522

Re: First time buyer house, with a second rate garden!

Oops! Has this pygmy date palm survived??? In the growing point there is emerging fronds of both green and some brown aswell :( .... I love the spot for it in full sun in summer until mid afternoon. Due to spikes cudnt keep it indoors over winter. Was my first naive buy in homebase. One key point to...
by ConcreteJungle
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: HTUK Member Blogs
Topic: Yorkshire Kris blog: Cow protection
Replies: 1487
Views: 63453

Re: Yorkshire Kris blog March gardening, the sun came out.

Love the hard winter graft. Definitely inspires me.
by ConcreteJungle
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Planting ideas for a new border.
Replies: 25
Views: 1622

Re: Planting ideas for a new border.

Some bamboo screening for the right side to hide the two tier fence?
by ConcreteJungle
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: This Saturday is looking very promising indeed! 14*c
Replies: 52
Views: 2006

Re: This Saturday is looking very promising indeed! 14*c

Was 14c today, got some serious weeding done.
by ConcreteJungle
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: how to keep slugs & snails out & the cats alive
Replies: 22
Views: 1116

Re: how to keep slugs & snails out & the cats alive

This product was effective for me around cannas... resulted in 2-3 areas of cemeteries for snails & slugs... and no more leaf damage... i dont have a cat, so couldnt say if it harms them or not... http://i.ebayimg.com/t/New-Doff-350g-Slug-Killer-Mini-Blue-Pellets-/00/s/MjI1WDMwMA==/z/~CQAAOxyhSBR97a...
by ConcreteJungle
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Design Advice - Creating a Jungle/Tropical Garden
Replies: 14
Views: 1165

Re: Design Advice - Creating a Jungle/Tropical Garden

I am looking for an evergreen climber too for my big shed wall..
http://media.growsonyou.com/photos/phot ... noides.jpg
Pileostegia Viburnoides any good? I like the fact its self clinging.
by ConcreteJungle
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: A debate
Replies: 45
Views: 1997

Re: A debate

This thread is good news to me.. (a novice!)
by ConcreteJungle
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Palms (including Cycads and Cordyline)
Topic: Phoenix roebelini at local GC
Replies: 18
Views: 1619

Re: Phoenix roebelini at local GC

That size was half price at £25 all 2013 at Homebase.... might be same this year when the garden section gets going again...
by ConcreteJungle
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: First time buyer house, with a second rate garden!
Replies: 36
Views: 2522

Re: First time buyer house, with a second rate garden!

P.s the grass seed if anyone interested was from homebase. Qualcast premium grass seed. They do shade variety too.
by ConcreteJungle
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: First time buyer house, with a second rate garden!
Replies: 36
Views: 2522

Re: First time buyer house, with a second rate garden!

Thanks, needed grass for my little one, bosch verticutter made the difference... early to buy but already got some 4x fatsia, asian wonder bamboo, robusta palm, Trachycarpus, mule palm, sikki and 2x ensete, cordy burgandy spire. Trying to get some big plants out the way. Then fill in the gaps. On my...