How Green is your Garden?

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Sue G

How Green is your Garden?

After two weeks of rain, garden is looking quite green.
I have filled up 4 big drums of rain water, should be enough to water the few veg that are growing. (very slowly)

Cherry trees are in full bloom, (i did think 3 were dead when we first moved in.) Apple & Pear trees have just started to blossom.

I have bulbs springing up every where. Rose bushes that i thought i had killed have come back to life.

Only bit missing is grass in the garden at the back of the house. Not sure what is growing, but it isn't nice green grass.
It is as tall as grass but looks red now that it has rained. A friend in the village told us, the old couple had someone in with their tractor to turn over the ground (about one acre) and plant grass, but it never took. Did take a photo and searched different grass on the net, but so far not found out what it is.
Also have far to many nettles, not found anything that will kill them yet.

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sam from worthing

How green is your garden?

Not very.

after cutting the grass - first cut its had in about 18 months - it looked awful, then we had first rain (for down here) a week later and it did look better - but since then not another drop of rain has landed in my garden.

I have no colour either, except for a forsythia (or as i call it the easter tree) am wishing my life away as i can;t wait for autumn to buy tulips and daff bulbs.

and am willing the weatehr to warm up a tad so i can create some flower borders - and a semi veg patch off the ground and under way.

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sam from worthing

Sue

is it defo red grass - and not wild clover - which spreads like wild fire, once the flower seeds have popped and spluttered everywhere?

what i would be tempted to do - is if you have a local nursery rather than "branded" garden centre - take a clump of it to them - for investigation and naming. sounds most extraordinary - i have googled too and not come across anything.

It may even be an old crop of somekind - that has sprung to life following the rotavation the previous owners did? you know like the dormant poppies in the battlefields - only re-stirred after the ground was bombarded.

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Expat Badger

How Green is your Garden?

it's not...still all brown and dead and sad looking

the lilac has big buds on it - that will be the first thing to spring into life

roll on June!

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Dottie May

How Green is your Garden?

Nice and green - although we had that spell of hot weather a little while ago, OH mowed the grass but didn't take it down too low. Since then we've had intermittent rain and everything appears to be flourishing. Had a good show of Spring flowers and the Polyanthus are very colourful. Four Acers have been transferred to another border and pleased to say the new leaves have unfurled so look as if they are ok. The Camelia Donation has been fabulous even though the first flush of buds suffered in the frosts. Haven't got a veggie patch now but have cleaned out the greenhouse ready for the tomatoes and will also get six or seven different coloured geraniums which I will be able to see from the kitchen window. Unfortunately the local rivers are quite low but the reservoirs are 90% full so Birmingham should be ok for water! Let's hope fish will be able to make their spawning grounds this year.

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Expat Badger

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went out for an inspection last night and there is just a tinge of green about the edge of the lawn!

raining today and we are due a really warm weekend so that should help things along....

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SonyaK

How Green is your Garden?

Not at all, at the end of summer the grass is mainly brown!! We didn't have a very hot summer but have only had about 2 inches of rain so far this year!

It's supposed to rain a bit next week, so fingers crossed!
We get most of our rain in winter and the grass grows lush and green again.

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Pauline W

How green is your garden?

Ours is doing Ok. Lawn has been cut a couple of times and the weeds are flourishing. Another thing doing well is the bluebell patch. Each year OH digs up loads of the bulbs, as they are in one place and have so many leaves, in the hope of thinning them out a bit. But lo, each year just as many new ones grow. Any tips on removing them. I do put some in a vase indoors but they lose colour v fast.

 
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