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Talkback: How to improve your lawn

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 09:32
Andy, I'm not an expert at this (quite the novice myself but learning thanks to this site) but I think if you add sand (proper horticultural sand - not builders sand or play sand that might contain salt that would damage the seeds) if helps you spread the mix more evenly. I've done this with fine seeds before and it worked really well.
Adding soil over the top gives the seed something to grow into as well as protecting it from birds.

I'd be tempted to add the seeds to the soil and apply that and THEN give it a light covering with multi-purpose compost.

I hope this helps!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 09:29
OL my father told my brother and I that I was an accident but he was a mistake because they planned to have him and by the time they changed his mind it was too late.
Yeah - father didn't read the book on how not to emotionally damage your children!

You never know though; you might still have that surprise baby. My grandfather was a surprise I remember my great aunt telling me how when she was around 16 (and her sister 14) they got a rush lesson in how babies are made and born when her mothers stomach ache that had been grumbling for a few days turned out to be labour pains!
I'm sure even now it happens more often than you'd think

I have many friends in a certain social group who are born in July. I tease them that the biggest event of the year for our hobby happens in September and so obviously there much be a lot of drinking and nookie going on in those there fields!

Nothing to do in the office means I'm drinking lots of water which of course means... I am at least "occupied" a lot of the time :/

What have you learnt this year?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 09:18
  • When you tell yourself you're going to label EVERYTHING don't then go "Oh I'll remember what's in this one I'll label it later". You wont.
  • Keep the greenhouse clean. It makes a quick session pottering much easier if you're not juggling which bit of the patio to use as your potting bench as your bench in the greenhouse is full.
  • Leave an area of the garden for "those plants" that (even though you tell your family you dislike the colour red / non useful plants / plants with a high pollen count / and that you're focussing on the herb garden first) your family insist on bringing you as treats that you really wouldn't even consider putting in the compost bin much less the garden you've spent so long carefully digging over and nurturing.
  • When writing on labels of herbs use the back of the label to say what they go well with (i.e. meat / fish / vegetable). It makes a quick nip into the garden for some fresh flavour so much easier!

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 07:08
Morning all. No babies here - I've checked under all the bushes in the garden. I've never yet managed to grt partner to discuss babies. I think if we're ever to have one it'll be of the tipsy accident variety (I was a drunken accident when mother had too much wine and forgot her pill, he was the result of his father getting "over excited after going to a car show").

Just promise me OL you'll play it cool when the girlfriends come. My mother was cringeworthy when my brother started bringing girls home. Keep the baby photos locked away and for goodness sake don't mention weddings when they've only been going steady a few months - it makes you look a right fruit cake! (Made me so glad I didn't bother about boys til I'd left home! !)

Very warm here already - I'm hoping this might mwan they'll turn the air conditioning back on the office wasn't terribly fresh yesterday.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 16:46
WE HAVE RAIN!!!

Echinacea Pink Double Delight

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 16:45
Gosh they are beautiful!!

Nasal Polyp OP

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 16:44
Patty your comment offends me much more than "yucky bits" ever could. I truly hope that you realise what a COMPLETE insensitive pathetic little prat you must sound but alas I don't think you have the intelligence. (Intelligence - to comprehend, or as used in this case a measurement of how clever you may or not be).

Mr. Fishy - I'm so sorry I haven't posted sooner, this thread completely passed me by. I hope Beth is almost back to normal now if not completely sorted. As for what you can put up a nose - believe me you should try baby sitting boys you'd be amazed what they could get up there to get out of bed time! Gross doesn't come close but fortunately snot is quite the lubricant at getting things back out!!

This must be your family had their limit to medical things now. I hope the rest of the year proves entirely uneventful!! XX

Weed and Feed

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 16:35
The lawn is my partners domain and he wants a crisp green flat luscious covering. We always check that any feed and weed we buy is safe for children (we have non) and pets (not sure the fish are too worried) under the assumption this would also cover the wildlife.

Interesting thought!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 16:32
Oh they look lovely!!

Rain clouds have appeared Dove - yet to empty themselves. Perhaps they're waiting until 17:00 to make the drive home more fun!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 15:14
Nothing last night here KEF. It seems going dark over to tease us then disappears off up to you it seems! I may have to relent and get the hose pipe out - if nothing else to cool me down this evening.

I love that planter!

I think the bosses are hoping one of us will volunteer and save them a lot of work. Funny how not one of the bosses has spoken to us since, not even a hello in passing. Strange creatures bosses.

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