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Do you want to recreate your favourite place, holiday destination, era or theme on your own patch of land? Or anything else exciting and beautiful?
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I have tried parrafin, bone meal, deep planting sharp grit, but still the squirrels get my tulip bulbs. i read that they do not like daffodil bulbs, so would it work if i deep plant a tulip and then put a few miniture daffodils higher up, would the smell of the daffodil hide the tulip?
well i started to enter my first bed. turned the ruler on. i expected the numbers on the ruler to correspond to the measurements showing up on the pop up window on the right. I have tried changing the grid size but that did not work. the box on the right shows the correct measurements for my bed, but the ruler does not. How do i get them to match?
I have a section in the garden that contains two trees, so the ground itself gets some rare sunshine in the day (no more than 2 hours), but equally the ground is dry.
I'm looking for a nice climber for privacy and one that flowers in summer. But of course has to cope with the shady, dry conditions.
I have attached some pictures for anyone to help.
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I love this site and am glad I subscribed BUT Im having a nightmare with the Garden Design programme. I created my garden shape to scale etc but it doesn't seem to zoom to screen size. I find myself fiddling about with a tiny rectangle and that's no good to me. Any ideas????
I have area in my garden that is a bit of a mess. full of weeds in bare earth (fairly heavy and moist but drys out a lot in dry times). No matter how much i spray with weed killer i cant control it. The area is shaded by 3 apple trees but does get a fair amount of sun early on (its facing east so catches sun in the morning to about 3pm on a good day) I did put two raised beds in the shadiest part of the area last year and grew carrots, courgettes, peas, lettuce, parsnips and cabbages> I also planted potatoes in the bare earth and had some success despite it flooding (see picture). I would like some suggestions for things that would provide colour throughout the year and attract some wild life. also howt o prepare the area
I have already created an allotment design and would now like to create a design for my garden. I also want to change the name of my allotment design but cannot see how to do this. Can anyone tell me how to do this please?
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We are based in High Wycombe and have a rather tired back garden on a relatively steep slope. Are there any student landscapers out there who fancy seeing what they can make of it? We have a young child so it would need to be a relatively child-friendly garden, but otherwise we're open to your ideas and would be happy to be guinea pigs!
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I am currently working on a garden design where I am considering using an alternative to a grass lawn.. am really excited by the idea of using either Chamaemelum nobile 'Treneague' or Thymus serpyllum 'minor'. I understand that the Chamomile can be bought and laid as turfs and that the creeping Thyme can be planted as plants. We (clients and I) may well decide to go with a combination of both conventional lawn and do some inter-planting with these alternative ground cover plants.
The space available for planting lawn is 30 square metres. The garden has a south-west aspect and the current quality of the soil needs improving, still has small bits of builders rubble from landscaping work recently carried out.
Has anyone any experiences they can share with me please? Successes and challenges..
I look forward to hearing from you.
I am new to shoot and gardening so might ask daft questions ! i would like a fast growing attractive plant to cover unsightly pointing on the front of the house .It will need to be grown in a pot please also advise on feeding and maintainance of climbing plants .i have planted whisteria in a pot but it is a bit weedy i would like to form a deep bed in the ground but can't get hubby to agree to dig up the concrete.Thanks