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Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 09:10
By the time you spend all that time and money on treating it maybe just rip it up and seed/turf. It will give you a fresh start and something to move forward with.

I have a very large lawn and have spent about ??400 trying to get it better shape. Although after 18 months it's getting better I can't help feeling that ??1000 spent in the first place would have been the way to go.

Alternative to usual shed roof felting

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 12:36

Use the felt to waterproof then clad with fencing (featherboards).

Splitting Dahlias

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 18:41

Well i have no clumps at all now just tubers!

 

Splitting Dahlias

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 13:05

Well i attempted the 'just pull them apart' method from very large clumps.

With a clump with around 50 tuber i ended up with around 10. the rest were damaged either crushed or ripped from the stem in the 'just pull them apart' method'!

This method did however work a lot better on small very dry clumps.

I gave up trying to spot any eyes and basically just cut them with a chunk of main root/stem attached. There will hopefully be an eye in there somewhere. 

As an aside I had several clumps with crown gail that I just binned but hope to replant in the same bed next year (which is now clear). Any tips with treating this bed or shall i just go for it?

Splitting Dahlias

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 21:08
I had the same problem. My clumps are huge I intend to dry out and pack til march when I will pot up for a few weeks then spilt after I can see the sprouts..

DAHLIA

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 13:42

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63805.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

Here are some i grew from a free seed packet. Unfortunately I didn't label them and it was a mixed Batch!

Very hard to spot the 'eyes' but will have a go at division in a few days.

 

DAHLIA

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 16:09

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63739.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 I dug mine up today,washed the soil and put in greenhouse to dry.

I usually leave them in but as you can see they are rather large clumps now and need division. I plan on doing an Autumn division in about a week. 

I will then either pot them up individually or store them and plant out in April.

Importing tropical plants

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 05:31
Hi all I'm in Thailand this week and there are loads of wonderful plants here. I was thinking of bringing one back. I might even try even bring a banana similar to what Monty recently dug up and stored for winter? Do you think it will survive in my conservatory this winter? What would you bring? (Ps size isn't a real issue as I am a pilot and so I can stick what I like in the hold, within reason, plus I have to carry it!)

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 07:40
Plenty on ebay. Here's a taste for ??50.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GARDEN-STONE-BENCH-/281459785925?pt=UK_Home_Garden_GardenFurnitureR2_SM&hash=item41884f80c5

Finding one close enough to collect will be the only issue I guess.

Have seen rhododendrons in flower, is there an autumn flowering species?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 16:24
My neighbours rodi is in part flower at the moment must be very confused!

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