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I am so excited, at last have saved the money to have eight 30ft leylandii removed which will give me at least 8ft more garden to play with. Have found a reputable local tree surgeon to do the job at a very reasonable price and my head is now all of a whirl planning how to fill the space. he has advised not to plant in the said area for a few months but cant wait!!!!!!!

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How lovely for you millie, maybe over the winter you could put a load of horse manure or compost on the bare soil and encourage the worms to do their work

15 Sep, 2012


You will be so pleased you did this and yes I agree dont rush it, the soil desperately needs improving and time to settle, dig it over roughly and let the frosts break up the soil. It may also be water logged for a bit?
It might be worth doing a soil test? you can add things like spent mushroom compost if its too alkaline to get a better Ph balance. Also the planning is part of the fun and things will grow away better in the spring.

15 Sep, 2012


That's great. It must be nice to have some more space to fill with plants :o)

15 Sep, 2012


Oh it will be great - make it like a different garden. Why not put lots of cheap spring bulbs in that won't mind if the soil is still poor? I'm doing just than in a spot where we've just had a big juniper removed.

15 Sep, 2012


I remember when we did that at my daughters, it completely altered the whole garden and by the next spring everything was growing very well even where the trees had been, we even discovered a rose bush that had been completely hidden which also thrived, can understand your excitement, have fun with the planning...

15 Sep, 2012

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