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Latest posts by Daintiness

New Lawn - cracks

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 23:39

I sowed grass seed last week when the weather was cool and damp - this week we have the grass seed is germinationg well and I am watering the area every evening (watering can with fine rose). However cracks are appearing in parts of the seed bed not more than a couple of millimetres wide but they are there. I am thinking this may be due to the hot weather we ware now experiencing - I'm in SE. What should I do? Could I pour horticultural sand into the cracks? Any advice welcome. Thanks.

Purple loosestrife

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 23:25

I have it beside my pond where its feet stay wet. I have had it for several years and it has been very well behaved for me and I have not had any seedlings.

good wildflowers for low Victorian garden wall?

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 23:21

Not native but very successful in crevices and tops of walls for me and flowers continuously all summer - Erigeron karvinskianus AGM  - often see it in Carol Klein's garden.

Name that plant!

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 23:15

It's a Euphorbia. Looks like Euphorbia x martinii. Be careful when handling it as all Euphorbias have a milky sap that can irritate the skin.

Wormery question

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 11:59

If you shred the newspaper before adding it will help and mix it in with fresh scraps when you add them too should help with the problem. I also leave my tap open with a bottle angled up against it so that the liquid does not build up.

Wormery question

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 08:53

I wouldn't add anything more at the moment - the usual advice is to add little and often. Due to the cold wet weather we have had the worms have probably slowed down, I'd keep an eye on things over the next few weeks and if the weather improves then the worms should be able to catch up. Maybe think about a compost bin for all your extra scraps.

Winter jasmine

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 17:43

It is probably just recovering from the shock of a short back and sides. Once the weather warms up a bit, I would expect it to put on growth.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 21:41

What a beautiful day it has been in Essex and I am shattered! Cut the grass and did all the edges - boy am I going to suffer over the next few days but I have been itching for the rain to stop and to get out and get on with things.

weed, plant or veggie?

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 21:35

Yes, I agree wih Dovefromabove - I think it's a foxglove. Should be flowering in June.

My birthday

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 22:38

I have a Golden Hop that likes to be in shade during the hot part of the day and grows so fast it could do well on your fence.

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