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What to plant...?

Discussion in 'Gardening Advice' started by Squeeze, Feb 7, 2019.


  1. Squeeze

    Squeeze PetForums VIP

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    Right... I’ll try and keep this short...
    This area was FULL of weeds...
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    I’m after some ideas of some shrubs etc that I can plant there...
    Ideally something with a bit of colour spring/summer time and maybe two or three evergreens...? Also is there anything I can plant that’ll keep the weeds at bay...? It was knee deep in ivy, brambles etc... And I know there’s still a lot of roots intact under the soil...

    The problem I have is I don’t want to spend too much money planting it up because in the future it’ll be turned into a seating area...
    I’ve already got some fuchsias in other parts that I’m planning on taking cuttings from and putting in here.
     
  2. Animallover26

    Animallover26 I am me.

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    South African daises (Osteospermum) are lovely, you can get them in many colours and are easy to look after.
     
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    Might sound odd, rhubarb?
     
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  4. Lurcherlad

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    Tbh if you’re going to turn it into a seating area why not dig up what you want to keep, level the soil, cover in weed suppressing membrane and woodchips?

    If you want some shrubs long term cut a cross and plant through membrane and replant any you saved (ensuring no weed roots are caught up).

    Hopefully, this will prevent the spring weed seeds getting going ;)

    A few seasonally planted pots (clustered in groups) will brighten the area in the meantime. Primroses, potted bulbs etc. are in the shops now for instant colour.
     
  5. Squeeze

    Squeeze PetForums VIP

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    Easy to look after is exactly what I want... :D

    Ooooh... My OH loves rhubarb... Great idea...!

    We’re currently living with my OHs gran... So anything too drastic is a no no until the future...
    But thanks for the other tips...
     
  6. Jonescat

    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

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