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Lidl surprises

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 18:57

Purchased! I am absolutely delighted with it. Put it tog. ok...instructions not the best - just needed a star screwdriver. Weather good (I'm in the SE  ) so I scarified yesterday and was both shocked and pleased by what came out of the lawn.

Easy to operate. Cartridges fiddily the first time you change them but after, no problem - 2 screws.

Today I aerated - the lawn now looks like a ploughed field but I know that it won't for long. Grass seed and  hort.sand/top dressing next. I have never been so enthusiastic about my lawn 

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 19:55

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/69022.jpg?width=493&height=350&mode=max

 Frogs singing and spawning in my pond last spring

Frog spawn in East London

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 10:34

I would recommend that you find a pond local to yourselves and you and your daughter visit regularly to witness the changes. Ask around in your local area...Eastham nature reserve isn't too far from you and I'm sure they could advise you. I'm a bit too far to offer visits.

 

Scarifying: what is it?

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 23:04

Just found this thread having started one regarding the product below

http://www.lidl.co.uk/en/our-offers-2491.htm?action=showDetail&id=21657

Thought I would post the details on this thread as this is what you have been discussing and you could probably give me a heads up on - value, features on the product etc.

Any comments, advice welcome and like Verdun I WILL try and walk past the plants but it is all SO tempting!!

 

 

Lidl surprises

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 22:54

Just saw the following is offer from the 12th March and wondered if anyone had any experience of the product.

I really need to do some work on my lawn and have tried forking over etc before but my lawn is just too big!  Is this type of product  worth the money....it has a 3yr guarantee and 2 different cartridges...any thoughts?

 

http://www.lidl.co.uk/en/our-offers-2491.htm?action=showDetail&id=21657

 

Crocuses chewed off by squirrels/pigeons.

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 15:52

Invest in a waterscarecrow - expensive for the initial outlay but it means your bulbs, seedlings, vegetables and all the hard work will be the pay off. I really can't recommend them highly enough...don't go the cheap options go for the Contech one.

I now have a poo free patio and move it around the garden as the need arises - bulbs, strawberries, seedlings etc. I don't think it will work on the mice  but it certainly works on cats, foxes, squirrels and pigeons!

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 11:21

The heron has arrived....it has to be the same one each year...I wonder how long they live  

He or she  definitely has a good memory for a good fishing opportunity - I hate it when I see the frog's legs dangling out of its beak.

That's nature, though!  

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 17:07

Hi Stagbeetle, It's early days for frogspawn - what part of the country are you in? Frogs always return to where they were spawned so they should be on their way (if you had them in the old pond). With a preformed pond ensure you have good shallow or gently sloped entry and exit points as the depth and accessibility of the water will be more important to them than the fact it is a new pond. You seem to have gone to a lot of trouble to preserve the water/mud etc from the old pond, I hope your diligence will pay off. Let us know when you see any action!

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 12:25

Which part of the country are you in Bekkie?

Anyone a winner?

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 11:21

Never won on the premium bonds or GW.

However, I have had a moment like Blue Onion and Singing gardener when a large, I mean, huge box  was delivered. No delivery note, nothing to say where it had come from or why.

I thought my mum had bought me something...no! After much racking of grey matter, I remembered....about 6 months earlier I had entered a competition in a mag. while sitting in a hospital waiting room and posted it.

I had won the bubble fountain with pump etc....wow!

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