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Easy Lawn patching

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 14:41
I can see how he got the job



Easy Lawn patching

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 13:43

hi becci,

 I don't know how big the patches are you need to replace, but you may not want to go to the trouble of producing plugs (my husband has been doing this for a while, mainly to test different types of grass seed ).

There is a product called Patch Magic, but it is quite expensive, you'd probably be just as well off using a reasonable grass seed. I have consulted the Oracle (that is, husband), advice is to scratch over the soil, sow seed (not too thickly), water & try and keep the birds off. Hope this helps

Bearded Iris division

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 09:08

Thanks obelixx, hopefully they will have rooted well enough before then !

Bearded Iris division

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 10:56

I have just divided my bearded iris, spookily just as  Alan Titchmarsh is doing in the July issue of GW Magazine.

However, instead of replanting them all, I have put some into 4 inch pots with a view to giving them to a local charity shop to sell. I have left the rhizomes exposed and they are in a sunny spot to "bake" (if we ever get any sun ). As soon as the roots hopefully start showing through the bottom of the pots, I will pass them on. Does anyone know what the latest date would be for planting them out in the garden (I live in Glos). All advice welcome !


Chelsea 2016 coverage.

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 14:16

There were various comments throughout the week ( I know Alex Polizzi was one who alluded to it), that these days it is all very "corporate", and I feel there is an element of the Emperor's New Clothes about some of it. I used to love watching it, but this year more than ever, I have found myself fast forwarding through vast chunks of my recordings. I was interested in Monty's comments as he always strikes me as someone who doesn't suffer fools gladly - he must have had to bite his tongue at times!!

Does anyone know the judges comments re: giving the Yorkshire garden "only" a silver medal?

I think I have come to believe that Chelsea is more  a luvvie fest these days with the corporate giants throwing money at Show Gardens to get their names in the spotlight - and am I being too cynical to be surprised that M&G Investments who support the show, got a Gold medal for their garden? Don't get me wrong, it deserved it, but if it had been the Yorkshire show garden, would that still have got Silver?


Posted: 24/05/2016 at 22:06

Is there any coverage of the show on the "Red Button" this year? Haven't seen it mentioned anywhere & it seemed to be the only way to get a real look at the Floral Marquee. I get fed up of the constant coverage of the big show gardens

Chelsea Show Gardens

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 09:57

Oh, for a garden with curves ! it seems to be straight lines all over the place.

I seem to recall Alan Titchmarsh saying something similar last year.

Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 22:08

I've just caught up with the last couple of episodes and agree that Monty comes across as much more empathetic. I'm sure I read somewhere that he asked the producers to find people who were prepared to get more stuck in than those on the first series - I recall there were a few who didn't make the progress he'd expected them to.

Wildlife in enclosed rear garden

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 16:05

Do you know anyone who has a "night vision" camera you could borrow ? We have one from Aldi for watching our hedgehogs ( & cats, foxes etc!).

Hedgehog Help

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 15:03

Already signed - see the total is heading towards 24,000 .

Love hedgehogs, we have them in the garden & I think one is hibernating in our hedgehog house, but don't like to disturb him/her.

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