Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Soil level and trees

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 12:50

' Batter the earth down' = create a slope. 

You can't expose the tree roots without killing the trees.  

You may have to re-think your plans for the garden ... perhaps if you post some photos of the garden someone will come up with some more options.

To post a pic click on the camera icon.  If it does't upload try reducing the size - that usually works. 

Newbie in need of advice

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 12:35

Great post Learnincurve  

Lawn advice

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 12:18

Let us know how you get on 

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 12:15

Think that's a bit less blurry 

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 12:07

He is rather gorgeous 

I'll get my camera out and try to get a better photo ... 

Nest boxes

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 12:05

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 12:02

Lovely idea Hogweed 

Forget me nots, vinca major, aquilegia, tulips, Narcissus 'Tresamble', bergenia, clematis alpina 'Willy', wallflowers  cerinthe major, hellebore and allium triquetrum  ... think that's all of them.

Sorry it's a bit blurry - took it on my phone.  

Last edited: 25 April 2017 12:03:26

Lawn advice

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 11:08

Hello Elizabeth

I think your lawn is too young to scarify just yet.

Don't use the Westland Aftercut all in one weed and feed if you have or are going to use the lawn seed as most of this type of product contain stuff that inhibits seed germination.

I would get a Daisy Grubber and use this to lever the dandelions out of the lawn, trying very hard not to break the long tap root which may well regrow if left behind.

If you have problems getting down on your knees to do this, you could use Roundup Gel weedkiller and dab some on each dandelion plant - within a few days the dandelions will be shrivelling and dying.  

Then you can give the bare patches a gentle scratching over with a rake and scatter your lawn seed and water it in.

Hope that helps 

Plant today with frost likely?

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 10:57

I agree with Nut and Hosta ... and if in doubt contact the supplier and take advice ... they'll know whether or not they're acclimatised to the sort of weather we're getting at the moment.  

Roses under attack

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 09:56

I wouldn't spray -  you'll be in danger of killing off the ladybird larvae etc which will chomp your aphids.  If most of them are empty they've either moved on already, or the blue tits have taken them for their young.

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