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Help

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 10:08

any other ideas,

Thanks,

Help

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 09:55

Fantastic, I will use these ideas,

Anymore ideas?

- I know the start of June is not easy!

Many thanks,

Help

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 17:51

Thanks for the ideas which I will use,

Pleased of any more,

Help

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:22

My daughter is getting married in early June next year. 

I would love to grow some flowers for the wedding; I grow mainly veg/fruit. 

I have an allotment and an unheated green house, but never have many flowers in early June.  Any colours, although the theme is Blue/white, fairly mild in Devon, I could ‘practice’ this year.

Any ideas?

Many thanks.

Grass cutting

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 09:18

if it is dry and a frost is not expected, cut higher than you might normally and if possible use a grass collector. Leaving any clumps of grass would not be good.  It is typical we may be entering a cold snap and in Devon I have a frost!

It is good to keep on top of it and even a slightly higher cut makes it look so much better, just don't leave those clumps of grass on the lawn if required rake them up!

Tesco

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 09:46

My Tesco often has a large batch of plants that are a very good price; yesterday it was very healthy looking hydrangeas & lavender.  What worries me is it takes business from all the year round nurseries and garden centres, which are perhaps only just making a living in these difficult times.  We are all driven by price, but at what cost to small businesses? National chains have put many small independents out of business, including florists, cloths shops, butchers, green grocers, fish shops to name but a few, we are all guilty but if on occasion we could use the small store or high street a bit more, we may be able to make a difference to the dominance of the big stores, who drive down the prices from the suppliers and dominate the market.  (Must get off my soap box)  

Lawns

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 11:36

is there anything  can spread on the lawn now to kill off some of the moss before perhaps I scarify, moss seems to be the biggest issue down here this year.

Lawns

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 14:33

Thanks, its a shame I can't do anything now though.

Lawns

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 10:18

looks like leave it alone maybe best - thanks. I will spend time on the rest of the garden.  The problem is next break is Easter and if that is wet I end up trying to scarify too late and can make it look worse, what sort of times do you do what jobs to sort out lawns please?

This video is good - but I'm still unsure when to do these jobs? (it is often a bit wet in Devon!)

Monty's video on lawn renovation:

http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/basics/how-to-improve-your-lawn/179.html

Lawns

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 09:54

I like to have a fairly nice lawn (I’m far from obsessive) it’s full of moss after the winter we have had,  it’s obviously fairly wet at the moment  –  not excessively as a gentle slope - we may have a ‘dry’ week next week, should I leave well alone, high cut sometime soon, weed and feed, borrow a scarifier, I’ve heard of using sand (?)  - any suggestions please? (we should not have a frost in Devon next week)

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Flowers 
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Lawns

What to do now? 
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