Latest posts by Clarington

Pests eating my tomatoes!

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 14:26

Where are you tomatoes growing?

dying apple cordons

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 14:25

Have you watered and fed them?

New grass going brown help

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 14:24

There is always some natural for back in new grass but I can understand why you are concerned; it doesn't look the best.

What advice did thry give you on cutting it? It looks awfully short. I was told not to cut mine for a month then used the highest setting on the mower I could so that I didn't scalp it.

DO NOT BE TEMPTED TO TRY TO FEED IT; often people over feed grass causing more problems.

Are you walking on the grass? I know you're keeping the dog off but what about people?

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 10:38

Morning all. Just catching up after a long weekend away from the computer (not doing anything exciting alas).

I hope everyone is safe, comfortable, and drinking lots of water.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 06:52

You broke both wrists?? Oh I can't imagine how frustrating that was like Pat!

I'm off to a meeting in Nottingham today. The city centre car park is insanely expensive so I'm going to attempt park and ride. Only I don't understand trams and don't think it's going near where I want to it'll be park and a 1.3 mile stroll. Still; I do need my exercise!

Keep safe everyone.

Aftercut all in one overdose!

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 19:19
Pat164 says:

I've just overdosed my lawn but by 10 times the recommended amount. Is my lawn facing a slow and painful death. Is he best advice to water it?

See original post

 Slow no; you will notice the effects quite quickly. Water it regularly but remember that the poison will be going elsewhere in your garden such as flower beds so your flowers might also suffer.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 17:22

Lilly; Reggie stays inside when we're at work (unless he comes to work with me). That way I know he's safe and isn't cooking himself in the sunshine! I have a security camera that watches him. Most days he barely gets off my favourite chair til my car pulls up! 

Dove; I'm thinking of creating something with grasses to add some height to make things more interesting in the winter possibly with great big allium purple balls in the spring / summer.

Maybe with daffodils behind the rushes for that first push of colour before the height in the pond arrives.

Really I need to see the finished thing to see if I'd like it as my imagination is lacking. I think the area around my pond will see many redesigns and plants being moved. :/

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 17:16
punkdoc says:

Hi all.

Still not feeling much like talking.

Hope all are well.

See original post

 Thank you for checking in PDoc.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 07:11

My ornamental cherry tree is fit to burst this year. I think it's knows that this year may be it's last (unfortunately it's home has been marked as where the garage will be). 

I'm already trying to work out whether I can squeeze in another cherry tree to replace it once the works are done.

(I've still not decided on the pond by the way!)

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 07:03

Oh DD it brings me such not to see you so alive.

Remember to drink plenty of water!

Today will see more paperwork, and then a rejig in the greenhouse ready for a weekend of seeing family and meetings. The 30'C predicted weather is welcomed ... buy only once I've got my plants safe!

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