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How to cover up a garden gap, tidy a walnut tree and be water-wise, by garden expert Helen Yemm

A well placed bench can hide a bare spot in shade
A well placed bench can cover a bare spot in shade Credit: Marianne Majerus

Every week, Telegraph gardening expert Helen Yemm gives tips and advice on all your gardening problems whether at home or on your allotment. If you have a question, see below for how to contact her.

 

CYCLAMEN GAP

In autumn we have a lovely display of cyclamen around the base of a tree at the edge of the lawn. Now the leaves have died away, there is bare soil for three months or so, until the flowers come again from August to September. Can you suggest anything to fill the gap? 
(not necessarily for this year.) It is obviously somewhat dry, and shady.

Roger Bark – via email

I have written about this problem before – probably several years ago – albeit in a slightly different context. Sophisticated...

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