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    Any garden on here?

    I've just moved in to my first house and dug the whole garden up from weeds and nasty nasty soil.I'm not really a garder but i do like a nice garden that doesn't need that much care week in week out.

    So i was just wondering are they're any plants/Seeds that you could insert in to the soil that will just grow themselves?

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    I think most plants and seeds will grow themselves

    Did you mean low maintenance? - If so, Dak is the guy you want to speak to Gardening genius that bloke!
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    Very nice of you to say so Agent

    Ok need a few pics chap, an idea of how much space you need to cover.

    For a low look after garden then your looking at shrubs that are low maintanence and ground cover plants, also a woodchip mulch is a good idea to keep weeds down...Get a few pics up and we can go from there

    Also and idea of areas that are 1. full sun all day. 2. full shade all day and 3. bit of both

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    Mr & Mrs Dak are the uber gardening guru's

    At worst, grow Lavender, it loves poor soil.
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    Sorry about the delay had to find someone with a camera,Pictures below 56k beware







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    You can try sweet william, grows anywhwere, lavender (as stated above), Rosemary, Curry plant (but beware the strong curry odour). You could try some herbs, I've found Mint(it will take over if you let it), Sage & Thyme soil tolerent if you water them regularly and go for common verieties.

    Bulbs are good too, Daffs, Tulips, Chrysanthemums (ok, not bulbs), Crocus.

    Remember to dig in some good well rotted manure, as it will fertilise & help to hold moisture. Apart from that it's a lot of trial & error tbh, look at seed packets & plant labels when you're nosing round the garden centre.
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    Mint is best planted still in its pot to contain it .

    Do you have friends/family with gardens? If so, take cuttings, ask them to split their perennials and share with you (done in autumn or spring). Look around at your neighbours gardens and take note of what grows well in the area, make friends with gardeners and allotment holders, they always have spare plants to give. Most of all enjoy your garden!

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    Most of my plants come from mi mum's
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    I can definitley say that Mint is good for low maintenance!

    I've got some in the pot with my Wiggly Tree and it's grown like wildfire... good job I like mint really.

    Another one I've found that is good is Passiflora, gorgoeus flowers and works well up trellises and fences (i'm training mine to cover my balcony railings as I face directly onto the road) it doesn't take much looking after at all.

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    Here's a good site for newbie gardeners. Lists of different plant types, hardiness etc, also lists of plants to suit the type of soil you have.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/htbg/...our_plot.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerai View Post
    I've got some in the pot with my Wiggly Tree and it's grown like wildfire...
    Mine (wiggly tree) is now taller than the house, it's mahoosive
    It's too big now for me to manage & blocks out a lot of light from my litle garden. Still, it looks nice
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    I've used bits of wiggly tree on the allotment this year. Looks lovely as it is, should be smashing once the sweet peas take off :-)

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    May I quickly hijack this thread?.....

    I have some tree roots (laurel) which I can't get out of the ground very easily. If I can to grow grass 'over' them, can you please tell me roughly how much soil I need to cover the roots with so the grass will take?

    TIA

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    Rights went to bbq today and got me some bulbs and seeds-I got

    Iris Gypsy beauty
    Lily of the valley
    Snap Dragon

    Only problem is some say to plate them in spring So does they mean if i plate the bulbs in the garden they won't come up no matter how much sun we get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEN View Post
    May I quickly hijack this thread?.....

    I have some tree roots (laurel) which I can't get out of the ground very easily. If I can to grow grass 'over' them, can you please tell me roughly how much soil I need to cover the roots with so the grass will take?

    TIA

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    Dig round the root. Buy a cheap pickaxe, sharpen the edge nicely & hack away at it. Dangerous but fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRiband View Post
    Rights went to bbq today and got me some bulbs and seeds-I got

    Iris Gypsy beauty
    Lily of the valley
    Snap Dragon

    Only problem is some say to plate them in spring So does they mean if i plate the bulbs in the garden they won't come up no matter how much sun we get?
    Bump,Son has gone and put them in the garden so i hope they don't die?

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