Latest posts by Chris9

The dreaded marestail- how do I get rid?

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 10:06


We have this pesky weed and tried weed killer but desided that we would just go and check and pick the little devils out as soon as they pop up for light and it seems to work on the surface but not sure what is happening underground.  We have had them grow out of a tarmac path.   Our garden has recently been landscaped and drainaged put in a great deal of earth moved and replaced but they are still coming up in the borders never mind we will be waiting for them!  It does seem to weaken them, they have got less and less over the 3 years we have been living here. Good luck.

Is my Lavender dying

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 18:56


I have a French Lavender plant and its been looking great, but lately since it has flowered it is looking slightly limp.  Looking at the plant the centre is looking as though it is dying and black. I did think of cutting it back but not sure what to do.

Does anyone know what I should do.





Evergreen Lawn

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 14:57

thanks again.  We mowed the lawn last week and I put some Lawn feed and conditioner on it and we mowed it again on Wednesday and it is looking alot better, some shading at the moment but a definite improvement, will mow again when the rain stops and the lawn is a bit dryer.




Evergreen Lawn

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 20:52


Thanks for the great advice and the link to Rolawn was very informative. The lawn suppplier did give us a leaflet and we thought we had done everything correct. I think if needs some feeding and will keep up with the cutting, I didn't realise that cutting it at least once a week would encourage growth.  The feed I got is for feeding and conditioning the lawn so will keep up with that and hope it come back. Thanks again Chris



Evergreen Lawn

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 05:52


I have had a new lawn laid about 3 months ago, it has started to look a bit thin, we gave it a feed of Evergreen this week and used the applicator. My question is on the packaging it says use regularly but how regular and how can I thicken it up. I noticed on one thread that cutting once a week will help thicken the lawn so will try this. I think we may have left the first cut to long but not really sure as we have never had a new lawn and not really confident gardeners. Would really appreciate some advice. regards Chris

Sharpening Garden shears

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 14:44

We have looked and searched our area and can't seemed to find anywhere.  All the little Hardware shops seem to be a thing of the past around here, we will try our local Market Hall there may be someone who knows someone!.

thanks for the info.

regards Chris

Sharpening Garden shears

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 19:17


Our garden shears need to be sharpened, can anyone give me some advice on where and who would do it these days.  They don't come around the streets these days with a grinder and I haven't done much gardening in my working life.  Or would any of the expert sharpen the garden tools themselves. 

regards Chris

sand for plants?

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 18:43

Hi  I have had some compost for bedding my lawn in there was some left so have put it in a bed that needed filling up, I have put compost and underneath isclay soil will I have any problems.  We do have clay soil and I thought that so may help but now having second thoughts.  I did sow some seeds yesterday hope I have done the right thing after reading this post.

What do you think!



Frost burnt Hydrangea

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 18:28


I bought two lovely white Hydrangea's about a month ago and being a novice gardener I left them out and think they have frost burn on them. There are a few mopheads damaged and turning brown also some leaves.  Would it be correct to cut off these heads and leaves to encourage new growth there are new flower buds that are fine.

Please help!



Posted: 02/05/2012 at 00:32

Hi I have a flymo which is in need of a good clean.  There is a build up of debri under underneath and wondered what the experts use on this forum  to help with the cleaning.  I have looked at Flymo's product but is seem expensive for what it is.  I wondered if there was any other option.  I also wondered if I could use my pressure washer to get rid of the worse of the debri and use a barrier oil of some sort to help stop any debri sticking, or is it good old elbow grease and a good scrub.  

I would be grateful for any suggestions.  

Regards Chris

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