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NO LAWN after using Evergreen 4 in 1 lawn feed

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 18:06

I'd leave it a little while longer before re-seeding ... this is because the 4 in 1 type applications often contain a pre-emergent treatment which prevents any seed from germinating - you'll see here that Rolawn recommend a gap of at least four weeks. 

Good luck 

Last edited: 14 August 2017 18:07:37

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 17:35

Take it from me NannyB ... there's still room for improvement ...

and don't forget, we're visiting Hosta ... got to look our best 

Last edited: 14 August 2017 17:37:00

The Thing

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 17:33

Not superior   but the voice of experience ... when we were at the village primary school we used to put chrysalids in jars with a little damp soil and a stick, make holes in the lid and put them on a shelf and wait ... and wait .... and wait .... and then throw them out in the garden because they'd dried out and were just a hollow shell.  

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 17:11

Hello folks ... back from the city   

I bought odds and ends of stationery and spent a fortune in Superdrug buying requisites for beautifying ourselves prior to our holiday and keeping ourselves clean while there, including new nail polish for toes ... Max Factor 'Diva Violet'  

Also picked up some fennel bulbs from the market to have with pork chops tonight.
OH was in the city too, clothes shopping ... we met up at The Lamb Inn (a country pub with a beer garden right in the centre of the city) and sat outside and had a pint of Adnams bitter each and shared a plate of Nachos with all the bits and bobs. Later on a very good coffee and biscotti at Carluccio's then I got the bus home and OH came back on his bike. 

Now I'll find out what you lot have been up to ........

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 11:59

Bob needs a hamster in a cage with a wheel ................

or he can borrow our leccie for a bit ......... we're off into the city ............... see you later ....... 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 11:42
Hostafan1 says:

Welcome to the " we hate salvia hot lips " club. 

Give me a lovely blue , especially salvia guanajuato.

See original post

 Wonky and I are big fans of S. 'Wendy's Wish' ... a bit on the tender side tho'   The pink is a better shade than it looks in the catalogues, and the stems are a lovely deep mahogany ... looks fantastic. 

Welcome back Worzle 

Chicky   Glad you're having a lovely time ... I have a foodie friend living in Cyprus .

Last edited: 14 August 2017 11:44:04

Cats and coffee

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 11:17

Sit on your patio with a pump action water pistol ... cats are quick learners and have a well developed sense of self protection ... you don't have to soak them or even wet them at all ... I wouldn't harm a cat  ... aim at the soil just in front of them.  They'll find somewhere else to visit.  

But you have to repeat it a few times and then intermittantly so they don't think the "water squirty thing" has gone away.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 11:09

Thank you Hosta, but I'm not keen on Hotlips either ... there are prettier salvias of which I have several ...  Wonky already has a similar one, but I think hers is more two-tone pink than 'red and white'.  ... I'll ask her if she's interested but I think she'll say no thanks.  

Oooh,thank you  where am I going to put the Cautleya spicata ................... I might have to enlarge a bed ......... 

Cats and coffee

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 11:02

We've had many threads on this subject ... the most effective strategy seems to be to get a Water Scarecrow 

Last edited: 14 August 2017 11:02:44

Gooseberries and Rhubarb

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 10:46

Just ask away ... we all had to start somewhere, and what one of us doesn't know, another of us will 

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