For the Best Gardeners in the Cardiff Area

   Mar 30

Your Questions About Gardening

Thomas asks…

Gardening tips?

I am recently moved to Adelaide Australia & would like some suggestions as to what grows best here.I came from Ireland where the climate was drastically different.I am planning a new garden as the existing one was very run down

GardenersCardiff answers:

I have been to Adelaide & noticed the beautiful gardens but have no recollection of the types of flowers I saw. However, their climate is much the same as ours here in NSW, so I suggest you go for lots of natives such as grevillias, banksias, etc. Also roses hydrangeas, agapanthus, any kind of annual or perennial you see in the plant nurseries.Also, take note of what’s growing well in your neighbourhood.

Donald asks…

gardening tips?

i have just moved into a new flat with a small garden that does not look like its been touched for years, it has potential to be a nice area, but i need some advice i have never done anything more than a bit of weeding to a garden before so where do i start, any tips will be brillaint, i want to either lay grass seeds or a lawn, i don’t have loads of moneys as everything has gone into the flat, but i would like to make it good for the summer
if i’m putting grass seeds down then when do i need to have then down by for it to be green by summer??

GardenersCardiff answers:

Check out my answer to John T about planting a lawn from scratch:
(I need to plant grass for my entire yard from scratch, Can you please step me through the process?)

The timing will depend on what type of see you choose to put down:
Annual Ryes are garbage grasses this is what makes up quick grow type seed blends. They will come up in 3 days but die when the summer heat hits them.
Perennial ryes 6 to 10 days, you should start seeing the seeds sprouting.
Fescue’s 2 to 3 weeks
Blue grasses 6 to 8 weeks.
A good seed blend is made up of a mixture of all 3 main types. Keep in mind that germination times also depend on moisture content in soil and soil temperatures. Most grass seeds will start to germinate once the soil temp gets above 50* f.

Sandra asks…

Do you have any gardening tips?

I am new to the whole gardening thing and i just planted 4 yellow tomato plants. Do you have any gardening tips?

GardenersCardiff answers:

This is what you want to do… Find a mentor. A neighbor, a friend, a relative, someone who lives near you and is a green thumb. Not only will they give you great advice geared towards your climate zone, they will probably also give you all kinds of clippings and plantings to use in your own garden!

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