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  Topic: Ground Cover & Weed Control
brian.shaugh

Replies: 8
Views: 20930

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:32 am   Subject: Ground Cover & Weed Control
Cardboard - thats actually a really good idea thanks
  Topic: WINDY ACRE
brian.shaugh

Replies: 15
Views: 26066

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 9:02 am   Subject: WINDY ACRE
Go for red or yellow willow - they thrive in damp poor soil, grow rapidly, will take pruning very well and give colour all year round. Very good wind breaks without blocking out all the light. Any of ...
  Topic: Ground Cover & Weed Control
brian.shaugh

Replies: 8
Views: 20930

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 8:55 am   Subject: Ground Cover & Weed Control
would agree with other comments. Weeds will grow on top of the membrane if there is bark mulch on it. However they would be easily hand weeded out.
Secret to weeds is just to keep on top of them, do ...
  Topic: Inexpensive quick growing ground cover for very large bank
brian.shaugh

Replies: 26
Views: 56086

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 8:47 am   Subject: Don't sow that weed Leylandii!
Leylandii is a complete weed both in rural and urban areas. If you need a wind break use red or yellow willow particularly if the site is damp. They grow rapidly and will give colour all year round.
  Topic: Your Garden - Testing the Soil.
brian.shaugh

Replies: 14
Views: 36020

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 8:35 am   Subject: a bit misleading
'Both clay and silt soil types are the sign of poor drainage techniques. Sandy soil is the result of the soil not getting enough water. Loam soil is the ideal combination of the other three types of s ...
  Topic: re to lawn or not to lawn
brian.shaugh

Replies: 8
Views: 12241

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 8:21 am   Subject: re to lawn or not to lawn
Aldi or Lidl I can't remember which had wild flower seed for sale in the last week or so, I got some from there. If you broadcast some grass seed and let while flowers come naturally it is amazing how ...
  Topic: Feature tree for steep bank - any ideas?
brian.shaugh

Replies: 3
Views: 8107

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 8:15 am   Subject: Feature tree for steep bank - any ideas?
thanks for taking the time to reply.

not much bigger than 15 - 20 ft as I have a garage about the same distance away with natural slate and don't fancy trying to mend it if the tree every fell!!! ...
  Topic: Feature tree for steep bank - any ideas?
brian.shaugh

Replies: 3
Views: 8107

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 4:04 pm   Subject: Feature tree for steep bank - any ideas?
Question

I have a large steep bank with a winding path and some small dry stone walls
to help create different levels. I would really love a distinctive tree set about half way up to set it all off - ...
 
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