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Brycey D

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lawn repair

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 21:02


Last summer I used Glyphosate to kill a million dandelions and other weeds on our front lawn and bedding. I knew it would affect the grass which has obviously died, leaving yellow or bald patches where moss has taken over. The lawn has good drainage and is a small area and previously had no moss or other issue other than the dandelions. My question is, how should i go about repairing the had patches, and should i wait till it's warmer (Glasgow)? The mainprob is mainly around the border with some patches in the middle of the lawn.

Many thanks for any help

red onions

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 19:36

Great folks, I'll get them out this weekend and hopefully they'll be sorted


red onions

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 10:35

Thankes Zoomer, had a look and there are roots coming through...tell me all is not lost! Do you think I can rescue them by planting out?




red onions

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:21

On this theme, I have had Shallots and Red Onion sets in cells which I intend planting out.....some of the shoots are now 6inches! I wasnt expecting them to be this long and cant plant out coz of the weather up here, still cold and raining constantly. Should I clip the shoots before planting out? Have they been in the cells too long? 

Thanks for any advice


Carrots in pots

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 20:11


Stay in Glasgow and sowed carrot seeds ten days ago in a large 38" plant pot with poor compost/sand mix. I have left it outside, uncovered, and while the frosts seem to have stopped I am wondering if a have been a bit quick...should I have started it inside, do they need a bit of heat to get going? It has been pretty mild here, if wet and windy.



Posted: 08/04/2013 at 22:02

Get em in the ground of the few things I knew prior to planting was that they needed a good period of cold weather, otherwise, you may get a bulb, however, the bulb may not split into cloves....this is why they should normally be planted in Autumn for harvesting the following year. For what its worth, two days without a fleece and no probs....fingers crossed.



Posted: 07/04/2013 at 18:30

Thanks folks, fleece is off, so I'll see how they do



Posted: 05/04/2013 at 18:43



My garlic have shoots about 3/4 inches long poking through the soil. I have had fleece on them since the first night when, I'm presuming birds, pulled the "seed" bulbs clean out from under the soil.  However, a couple of the shoots look a little tired already and I'm concerned that the fleece is preventing enough light etc getting through....(the best looking shoot was just outside the fleece)......should I just do away with the fleece, or are they still in danger of getting picked by birds?


Thanks for any help



Posted: 27/03/2013 at 18:07

Thanks for the replies fols, apparently we will have another month of cold winter weather! So will maybe wait a couple more weeks then prune. Meant to say the Roses are just plants in the flower bed, not climbers etc

Thanks again


Posted: 26/03/2013 at 17:45

Due to the snow and cold I havent done much pruning to my roses which are probably far too tall as I didnt prune last autumn either (new to gardening). Is it too late to prune them as they are no longer dormant? Would it do more harm than good?


Any advice would be appreciated. Ta. 

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New turf on old flowerbed

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