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#332471 - 28th Jun 2009 8:44am is there anyone who can give gardening advice *****
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Hi peeps, i need advice as to what to do with a bank in my garden[ not the money kind]. Its not the best soil its full of bricks and the more we dig the more bricks we get.All that seems to grow on it is weeds which we poision or dig out.
If there are any keen gardeners here on wiki who could give me any ideas as to the best way to do the bank to make it more maintainable, that would be great. SUE.

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#332484 - 28th Jun 2009 11:10am Re: is there anyone who can give gardening advice [Re: SUExx]
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what do you mean by "do the bank" ?
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#332493 - 28th Jun 2009 12:22pm Re: is there anyone who can give gardening advice [Re: Sanchez]
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You can have a real day of pleasure and fun by hiring one of those mini-diggers.

Seriously though, if the weeds are that repetitive a problem, systemic weedkill the whole bank and repeat after 4 weeks, it will be a bit messy but best to start from scratch, after that get a good hardy grass (if thats what you want), like that canadian mix. Don't get impatient with systemic weedkillers (like I do!!!), they do a lot of unseen damage sometimes, if second application is too soon it kill too much of the plant before killing all the roots.

Alternatively, get loads of cottage garden mixed seeds, cover the bank and watch the amazing display of colours as everthing battles it out - only proviso to this is to make some sort of break between the bank and the rest of your garden.

If there are particular hardy weeds that cause problems (mare's tail, bindweed) then rub them a bit to cause some open wounds and put some systemic on them and a plastic bag (with systemic in it) round them to feed the systemic to the plant.

Ground elder though is just a persistant nuisance, you can try the bag trick but if there are a lot of different root systems (usually because it has been dug up in the past) then it is a constatnt battle. Sometimes a steam cleaner can sterilise ground elder out, but my experience is that the route systems are at two levels, top level is easy to sort out, bottom level always wins.

What I call Sticky weed (actually stickywilly omg , catchweed, bedstraw, cleavers, goosegrass) is not a problem, just pull it up, it gets weak and gives up.

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#332542 - 28th Jun 2009 5:32pm Re: is there anyone who can give gardening advice [Re: Sanchez]
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what do you mean by "do the bank" ?


some advice as to what to do with the bank such as dd has given.

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#332543 - 28th Jun 2009 5:50pm Re: is there anyone who can give gardening advice [Re: SUExx]
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hmmmm, level it.
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#332545 - 28th Jun 2009 5:58pm Re: is there anyone who can give gardening advice [Re: Sanchez]
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hmmmm, level it.


tried that but as i said the more we turn the soil over the more bricks we get, its just endless so we thought about leaving it and try to do the best we can with it, which is what advice we wanted.

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#332548 - 28th Jun 2009 6:11pm Re: is there anyone who can give gardening advice [Re: SUExx]
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DD has got it pretty right I think but........... be very careful that the bank is not being held together by the weeds you want to kill. You may well find that it will all move / land slide when there are no roots left to hold it together.

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#332553 - 28th Jun 2009 6:52pm Re: is there anyone who can give gardening advice [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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hmm, then i'd suggest more hard work, or the digger ! they are pretty good for jobs like that, skip hire aint cheap though frown
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#332558 - 28th Jun 2009 7:11pm Re: is there anyone who can give gardening advice [Re: Sanchez]
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have you considered the wiki wirral dig team ??

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#332559 - 28th Jun 2009 7:13pm Re: is there anyone who can give gardening advice [Re: pacef8]
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now thats an great idea

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#332561 - 28th Jun 2009 7:17pm Re: is there anyone who can give gardening advice [Re: SUExx]
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#332580 - 28th Jun 2009 7:55pm Re: is there anyone who can give gardening advice [Re: pacef8]
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Originally Posted By: pacef8
have you considered the wiki wirral dig team ??



ye but is there a tunnel think









if not we could always make one tease

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#332585 - 28th Jun 2009 8:09pm Re: is there anyone who can give gardening advice [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: _jase_
Originally Posted By: pacef8
have you considered the wiki wirral dig team ??



ye but is there a tunnel think










if not we could always make one tease


withthat raftl sorry sue hope someone can help you! smile
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#332608 - 28th Jun 2009 9:45pm Re: is there anyone who can give gardening advice [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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#332652 - 28th Jun 2009 11:24pm Re: is there anyone who can give gardening advice [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Originally Posted By: TRANCENTRAL
Originally Posted By: _jase_
Originally Posted By: pacef8
have you considered the wiki wirral dig team ??



ye but is there a tunnel think


they'd have to dig it to see if there is a tunnel underneath









if not we could always make one tease


withthat raftl sorry sue hope someone can help you! smile

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