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Latest posts by blairs

GW T&M Free Lavender offer.

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 12:24

I agree with andythescientist. The 'free' ones I got  few years ago were micro-sized and went straight into the GH. Most survived winter and planted out and most a good size now, all flowered last summer. They cost £4.90 then, so lets hope the extra £1.10 means bigger plants!

Bird of paradise seeds

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 11:35

I put mine in damp soil and put it on top of the hot water cupboard and got 100% germination within a week, so warm damp soil is the way to go. No light needed. Easy seeds.

Acer Problems

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 22:03

The first Acer is probably lack of water and should recover. I said probably as it could be wind damage. Also recoverable.

The second Acer is winter dieback, normal after winter - too dry/wind damage again.

Lawn Feed

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 22:00

Next door is away from holiday and the Green Thumb people put a weed n feed down: it is not doing anything as it has been some time since it rained, just lots of little coloured balls in the lawn. Can you use a watering can to water the lawn?? It is water that dissolves the feed and helps the formulae to work.

Advice on lawn problem

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 21:57

I sue Sulphate of Iron to kill moss and to feed the lawn. It is cheaper than other weed n feed and works within hours and kills all the moss. So I would and do:

1. Mow the grass

2. Treat it with sulphate of iron then water

3. scarify...you will get lots of brown dead moss

4. re-seed and rake in.

5. Water again

Eucalyptus tree uk

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 20:15

It has been a dry winter and dry again recently...so I suggest watering. The leaves tend to look like that after high winds (another feature of this summer) and they tend to fall off at this time of year as new growth assumes, so nothing to worry about apart from watering.

PS, yours have grown very fast for Scotland. Mine takes 10 years to get that tall. I

Woodchip mulching

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 12:06

The only real difference between fresh and older woodship is colour. Fresh stays bright white/yellow for almost a year or more then goes grey like the older bits.

IF fresh woodship reduces Nitrogen then the solution is to add more with a liquid feed: and it is not going to use it up, it will release it again when it decomposes, so win-win.

Unpleasant adverts

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 12:03

Some websites like the Independent are full of ads and on this PC I get a lot of over 65 things like retirement, older people dating, international dating etc. I blame being into gardening and looking on gardening site, for the record I am half of 65.

Leifuk - it sounds more like malware on your PC than this website showing those sorts of ads. You should check your anti-virus and malware detector to check.

New here. 😊

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:52

I thought your mum was a dad for a long time until she specifically said she was a she in an answer!

Unpleasant adverts

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:45

I do not see any adverts at all. Ads tend to be based on your browsing history, so if something distasteful comes up it tends to be based on something that you have looked up.

I suggest clearing your history and cookies.

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