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Good combination to go with tulips

Question from Kayla Telford

Hi there, I have a few gardens which I have planted tulips and other spring bulbs in mass to give a brilliant display of colour in the spring. I quite like tulips as they have very neat and tidy foliage. What is a another tidy plant to go with these that will look neat for the rest of the year?

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  • Posted: Mon. 1st April 2019 09:44

Lyme grass to plant or not to plant?

General post from Sheryll jerred

I’ve bought a dozen Lyme Grass, Leymus Arearius, I have since read varying articles on its spreading nature , we have poor chalky soil , south facing, it gets very hot, so I was looking to plant this with tall perennials for a prairie look garden. We have just built a contemporary barn style home. I was thinking this would be easy low maintenance, just mow once a year and enjoy for the rest! Is it likely to become a nuisance?
Thank you in advance

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  • Posted: Sun. 17th March 2019 21:24

What tree/bush to choose

Tip from Tamara

Hi, I have a very small garden (4x5 meters) and want a tree or a bush in one corner. I was thinking a white multi stem tree like Jacquemontii but it is to high. I don't want anything taller than 2.5 meters. The space is partly shaded, and new top soil will be put down. Alternatively I'm looking into a shrub like Syringa Meyeri 'Palibin' (a dwarf lilac) but have my heart set on a tree. Is there a good middle-ground or another plant that I haven't encountered yet that I should considered? Any advise is much appreciated.

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  • Posted: Wed. 6th February 2019 15:10

Help Needed

Question from Roy Warrender

I have a very Small Boarder At the rear of my retirement bungalow its 3 fence panels wide about 18ft by about 30 in wide sloaping north to south about 18 in., each panel has an upside down trianguler trellis on it
this year due to the Hot weather its been a failure I am hoping the shrubs will suvive, the soils not to good & the other side of the fence is scrub land with brambles unfortunatley I have no access to clear them
I am looking for all year colour Plants should be evergreen with seasonal bedding.
To keep to the rules no plant can exeed 2 mtrs in height, I would like to keep shrubs about 1 to 1.5 mtrs, my preferance is not to over crowd plants

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  • Posted: Wed. 8th August 2018 13:35

I have a plan... but need help

Question from Nic Christie

I’m in really need of help and advice.
I’ve designed and started to build my rear garden (see attached) the garden is SSW facing . I can't use those 3D design things so will have to put up with my sketch. LOL
The trouble is I want to plant it based on ferns, grasses, hostas, acer, palms type plants but have absolutely no idea what will work where layout etc . Please please can you or anyone help out.

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  • Posted: Tue. 3rd July 2018 12:25

Cotoneaster tree for a very small garden

Question from marguerite mcmullin

Hi. I am wanting to add a small semievergreen to my small garden. If I plant it close to my neighbours fence will it be easy to prune it so that it doesn't intrude too much over their side of the garden? You can see the fence next to where my partner is holding a tape measure showing height of 3 metres. The other photos are of a man next to a cotoneaster in a 30 ltr pot and a 7-8 foot cotoneaster in a 12 litre pot. The tree in the 12ltr pot is significantly cheaper and has a 2 year guarantee. Does the pot size make much difference?

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  • Posted: Sat. 31st March 2018 22:23
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Plant location

General post from Vivienne

How do I delete a plant from a garden?

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  • Posted: Wed. 11th October 2017 14:05
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design planner help

Question from John Collins

I'm finding it difficult to use the planner. I've printed out the planner help menu but at the moment haven't progressed beyond setting grid size

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  • Posted: Sun. 27th August 2017 08:10
  • Last reply: Sun. 27th August 2017 08:47

Drought tolerant species for Turkish garden

Comment from Simon

Hi all, I would love any suggestions from members on drought tolerant species that I could consider for my garden based in Turkey.

You can see my Turkish garden in progress here.

Thanks so much, Simon

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  • Posted: Tue. 15th August 2017 12:27
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What can I put around my arbor/bench+pergola?

Tip from Tamara

Hi, I'm a new gardener and have decided to transform my front garden. It's south facing and I think it would be lovely to have a seating area to enjoy the weather. The space is small and I want to make the most of it. If I place a bench+pergola or arbor in my garden nook, what can I plant around it? Should I let the grass continue under the bench or can I continue my plant bed underneath it? At the moment the border is a sleeping vegetable bed. I welcome alternative ideas.

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  • Posted: Sun. 5th March 2017 10:32
  • Last reply: Fri. 22nd September 2017 11:28