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just-starting-out

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 17:46

I have a pony tail palm thats probably about 2 years old and i want to plant it in the garden now as its between 1-2 foot but i don't know if it will survive or what specifics i need to make sure it grows well. It was a gift so i don't really want to loose it. Any tips/help would be greatly appreciated

first-bbit-of-gardening-and-its-already-gone-wrong

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 12:56

well, i did as you said Fairygirl..... and it looks a damn sight better than i thought. At first it worried me that by cutting back so much i'd damage the grass but luckily we haven't had much sun but a lot of rain... however, i now have another problem. when i walk over the grass hundreds of little tiny flying things all shoot up in the air as if they're escaping but i don't know what they are (my mrs says that maybe they're gnats laying eggs as we usually have big clouds of them appear in the evening and also i've noticed a fair few wasps landing on the now very short grass and scurrying about?? are they laying eggs too? if so how can i stop them as the last thing i want is to be stung by the bloody things.

first-bbit-of-gardening-and-its-already-gone-wrong

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 20:00

Thanks for that Fairlygirl, it ended up at different lengths due to a combination of things... The awkward hours i work, patches not growing to begin with and needing re-seeding, then with the rain we had i couldn't get the lawn mower out, i've just had twins too so for the past few months its been more important for me to do things inside the house than out an its just ended up very long in patches and very short in others. I'll get the shears out and gradually start snipping until its a managable height for the lawn mower to handle. Thanks again

first-bbit-of-gardening-and-its-already-gone-wrong

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 14:31

i recently ripped out everything that was in my garden and decided now i have a son whos able to walk i'd love to give him a garden. so i started with the basics..... Grass.

after a few tonnes of soil to level out, lots of grass seed, water, raking, re-seeding etc etc. i ended up with grass varying from 8 inchs - 2 feet

how much of the grass should i be cutting in one go and how often should i be cutting it as i want it all the same length but have been advised againts just letting loose with a flymo

thanks

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