South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I would just like to say a very big thank you to everyone who has given advice - much appreciated! I'm afraid although i love pottering in the garden i am rather a novice, but since moving to our new home (with the laburnum tree!) i am trying to make a big effort to keep it tidy and make my 'mark' on it. Sadly, my parents died last year and i had to sell their house but my dad loved his garden and i brought some plants with me to plant at my home and help remember him by. These are the plants i were hoping to put next to the laburnum but i would hate them to die so after all your suggestions i think i will experiment with other plants before i risk it! Two of the plants i brought from dads garden i think are a member of the crysanth family?? - one is pink and one is purple - smaller flowers, very pretty and long lasting, seems to spread quickly, low growing, bushy type spreads outwards. I may try a cutting and see what happens!Im afraid i dont understand soil type - how do i determine that? One suggestion was to mulch -can you tell me with what medium? (I told you i was a novice!)
Thanks again to everyone who has helped. I have never done anything on the internet like this before and im amazed that people want to help!
- 1 Nov, 2011