Pdid`s garden blog (Bin sump in action)

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Tom2006
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Re: Pdid`s garden blog (Cyathea's out for breather)

Post by Tom2006 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:35 pm

Good job there...I bet you have muscles you didn't know existed after moving that lot! icon_thumleft
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

pdid

Re: Pdid`s garden blog (Cyathea's out for breather)

Post by pdid » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:41 pm

Now I was going to seed but it wasn't a good option with 2 kids so I took advantage of B&Q's bogof on turf and for £35 re-turfed. The part I haven't re-turfed is already at the correct level so I will wait for the old grass to grow through.
New lawn
New lawn
New lawn 2
New lawn 2
New lawn 3
New lawn 3
New lawn 4
New lawn 4
Bin sump approx 6 inches below lawn level.
Bin sump approx 6 inches below lawn level.
Unfortunately I'm not going to be buying much for the garden this year as we are just completing a two storey extension on the house so spare cash is being channeled into that for the time being. I'm sure I'll manage to sneak a few bits and bobs in though icon_thumright

pdid

Re: Pdid`s garden blog (Cyathea's out for breather)

Post by pdid » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:46 pm

Tom2006 wrote:Good job there...I bet you have muscles you didn't know existed after moving that lot! icon_thumleft
Cheers Tom, it was a heavy day but I've had a heavy 4 months with the house. There were a few extra aches and pains though :lol:

GoggleboxUK

Re: Pdid`s garden blog (Busy few days)

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:55 pm

Wow, that looks like a tough graft there Phil but it looks as if you've improved the lawn already.

waggy1

Re: Pdid`s garden blog (Busy few days)

Post by waggy1 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:38 pm

You've obviously put plenty of work into your lawn transformation and when the grass grows through from the old lawn it will look even better. Garden looks right good.

fern Rob

Re: Pdid`s garden blog (Busy few days)

Post by fern Rob » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:02 pm

I will have to improve my lawns drainage before I put a new one down, I just have not to the room for a bin so I will have to scale it down. :)

pdid

Re: Pdid`s garden blog (Busy few days)

Post by pdid » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:57 pm

Thanks for the kind replies. The garden has a long way to go but it's still early in the year and I'm hoping the canna's I left out will Spring into life soon. Unfortunately I lost 4 out of 5 echiums and the one left is looking scruffy. I also lost 3 ensete maurelii and 1 ventricosum as a result of too much water too soon (I think). At least these won't be too expensive to replace and fortunately the 'Montbeliardii' looks to be ok.

I'm considering planting out my Buita, Jubaea and linearifolia as I haven't really got space indoors for overwintering next year. We shall see :D

My t-rex is looking a little ropey too so if anyone has any pups going spare send me a pm.

Cheers icon_thumleft

dorothy

Re: Pdid`s garden blog (Busy few days)

Post by dorothy » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:10 am

Wow garden looks great. You have done a great job there. :D

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Re: Pdid`s garden blog (Cyathea's out for breather)

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:10 am

pdid wrote:
it was a heavy day but I've had a heavy 4 months with the house. There were a few extra aches and pains though :lol:
Mann up Mann........................ :lol:

Trudytropics

Re: Pdid`s garden blog (Busy few days)

Post by Trudytropics » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:36 am

Good job done Pdid icon_thumleft , after your disastrously wet soggy garden last year, lets hope your hard work pays off.

tropicalwon

Re: Pdid`s garden blog (Busy few days)

Post by tropicalwon » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:25 pm

Trudytropics wrote:Good job done Pdid icon_thumleft , after your disastrously wet soggy garden last year, lets hope your hard work pays off.
Agree......

cordyman

Re: Pdid`s garden blog (Busy few days)

Post by cordyman » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:11 pm

cracking job on the new grass laying!

did you put anything under the surface, or was it literally scrape up old stuff, stick down new stuff?

pdid

Re: Pdid`s garden blog (Busy few days)

Post by pdid » Thu May 30, 2013 7:02 pm

[quote="cordyman"]cracking job on the new grass laying!

did you put anything under the surface, or was it literally scrape up old stuff, stick down new stuff?[/
quote]

Sorry Cordy only just seen this. Some of the 2 tonnes of topsoil went underneath but yeah pretty much.

pdid

Re: Pdid`s garden blog (Crug 2013)

Post by pdid » Thu May 30, 2013 7:07 pm

I visited Crug today with the intention of picking up a few bits, namely a couple of scheffies and an aralia. I took some (phone) pics so you can see how things are doing. Sorry about the quality.

Firstly the woodland garden
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pdid

Re: Pdid`s garden blog (Crug 2013)

Post by pdid » Thu May 30, 2013 7:15 pm

And on into the walled garden, no sign of their schefflera macrophylla unfortunately.
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