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Latest posts by blairs

Lawn mostly moss

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 14:35

I use Sulphate of Iron. It is a powder that you spread or mix with water and put on the lawn. It kills moss and turns it brown and you rake it off and over seed it with grass seed. I would also aerate the lawn and use grass seed for shaded areas. It costs more but right plant for right place!

Overwintered Dahlias

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 17:03

Have you watered them? Water and heat = growth. I have never left them so long for frosts to Yblacken them and have had them growing for years now.

Aeonium Swarzkop

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 17:29

They do not have one per se, they just slow down in low light and temps of winter, esp in our more northern climes.

Self planted rose?

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 14:20

Am sure that there are website that ID rose varieties but I suspect it has grown from a piece of root or from a runner from another garden rather than seed.

ID seedling

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 12:04

A packet, possibly from Jungleseeds, so more probably not a UK native.

Trying to identify some palm like house plants

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 10:46

It is just a variegated Dracaena: so same as the non variegated one. It could be overwatering or it could be too much sun after being in shade for a long time.

ID seedling

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 09:08

Terrible shaky pics I know. Sown last year, took time to come up. Stayed evergreen all winter and continued to grow over winter. At least half hardy. Any ideas what these are?


Gunnera manicata

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:13

Dig it up now in and place in a large trug - easy to keep damp and to move.. You want to avoid moving it when it is fully awoken and growing.

Tiny flies

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 11:58

The sound like bog flies: putting them outside or in a GH will help. If you have to keep in the house then keep the soil dryish and use fly spray.

Plastic Shed Base

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 09:25

I would place it on top of concrete paving slabs to give a firm and level foundation. You will need it level to get all the sides in place correctly.

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