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Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by lou, May 9, 2005.

  1. lou

    lou Apprentice Gardener

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    hi there im new to gardening [​IMG]

    we have just moved into a new house and there where two huge fir trees on the front lawn, they where obstructing the view from all the front windows so we had them removed, there is also a 6" deep hole where the previous owners had removed the lawn and dirt underneath which know keeps flooding in the heavy rain and the trees arent soaking up the water im not sure how to go about filling it in(with what) and what to plant in it (if anything)! so ant advice is very much appreciated thankyou

    Lou [​IMG]
     
  2. Mrs cloudy

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    Not quite sure what you mean. Do you just have a big hole in your garden that is full of water? How wide is the hole and why is it there? is that inches or feet deep? Very mysterious.
     
  3. lou

    lou Apprentice Gardener

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    no we have a front lawn and on the left hand side of it beside the foot path there is hole about 5 feet long and 6 inches deep! it has only started to fill up with water now that the big trees have been removed! im sorry im not very good at this!
     
  4. Mrs cloudy

    Mrs cloudy Gardener

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    Not to worry lou it is more likely me being dense :D . This doesnt sound too serious to me. We have had a lot of rain recently if you are anywhere near me anyway. If there is no flooding anywhere else in the garden id think that you would be ok to just fill in the hole with topsoil and reseed with grass. If you think that this is where the rest of your garden is draining to it might be worth digging deeper and throwing in some bigish stones with gravel and grit at the bottom to help the water drain away. If you dont want to sow grass this sounds like the ideal place to plant things that enjoy damp conditions. There are literally hundreds to choose from and id recommend a book called 'Right plant right place' that you will propably get from the library. Good luck
     
  5. lou

    lou Apprentice Gardener

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    thankyou mrs cloudy i will go look in the library 2moro and yup we get lots of rain as we are in glasgow
     
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