Dave Morgan

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slabs havent stuck

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 08:43

Hogweed, you can't wet cement that's already set.


To mow or not to mow.........

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:32

I leave new laid turf for at least a month before cutting. I find leaving it for a while gives it a chance to settle and put down some extra roots before cutting and then a cut on the highest setting you have on your mower. Grass right now isn't growing as quickly so I'd give it a trim in about a week and then wait another month as growth will soon start to diminish significantly unless we get an Indian summer.

Help with strimming please

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:26

I strim a lot in various gardens. With long grass you have no real control on how the grass falls, so raking it up after cutting is the usual result. The only tip I can give is to cut as horizontally as you can which gives a better finish. 


Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:22

It gets quite cold in South Africa down to and below freezing at times, so putting them in a fridge for a while wouldn't be inadvisable. I haven't grown them from seed but try both methods, half in the fridge for a month half sowed now, I'd be interested to see what happens.

slabs havent stuck

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 15:35

Cake dude you made it too dry! You won't get them to stick down now, so I'm sorry but for the best finish you'll need to start again. You want your mix the consistency of porridge, sloppy enough to stay on the trowel or spade, but not sloppy enough to run off. It's difficult to get right first time.


Posted: 17/08/2014 at 15:30

I put mine in an unused cold frame, they dry quickly enough.

Lavender bush

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 15:28

Yes chicky, leave it as the new roots will be below the soil level you have created.


Posted: 16/08/2014 at 23:06

Don't worry peanuts it's that time of year for the early flowering plants all beginning to look shabby now, I feed mine now or over the next few weeks, they're storing up energy for next year.

Mexican Fan Palm

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:33

I'd put it in the ground over a pot even a large one, they can grow rapidly so would outgrow the pot quite quickly and trying to repot a large specimen would be labour intensive and expensive.

Lavender bush

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 18:26

Joanne, there is a method of getting this bush back to a smaller size.

If you use a mix of 50/50 sharp sand and compost, pile it over the base of the bush to a depth of about 6 inches now. By next summer you should have new growth appearing from the bottom, you can then cut the top growth away and resize it if you wish. It does work, you just need to be patient and not cut back till the new growth appears.

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