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New lawn from scratch

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 22:05

Aw Blairs!  small children, bare feet on the grass, daisies and dandelions ....... 

Identification please!

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 21:58

Yes, they're succulents - there's some sempervivums and echevaria and some others .........  

They'll have been very unhappy in the very wet weather we had over the winter - I've lost quite a few succulents this winter.  You've taken the right action to try to let them dry a bit.

Now I'd pot them up into individual pots with good drainage in a mixture of loam based compost with added horticultural grit and keep them in a sheltered corner without too much shade - keep checking underneath and around the pots for slugs and snails!!!

They should recover 

Can anyone identify this tree?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 21:50

One of the flowering cherries from the looks of it 

New lawn from scratch

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 21:46

Hi Chris

This should give you the basic information you need - sowing seed will be much cheaper than turfing, and as your son won't be giving the lawn too much heavy wear just yet it'll get the chance to settle before he's scoring goals or practising flying tackles!

If you need more information please don't hesitate to ask - we were all beginners once!


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 21:32

OH and I have just been standing out in the garden and  gazing up at the clear starry sky.  The International Space Station passed over - it was incredibly bright and clear- even on a moonlit night.

 A member of the other forum that I'm on gives us a head up when it's passing over but tonight was the first time that I remembered to look when the sky's been clear enough to see it.


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:47

Fidget ((hugs)) and yes, have another one - does it count as fratricide if it's an in-law?

Fruit and Veg for a shaded spot

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:42

Raspberries and gooseberries are happy in a bit of shade, as is rhubarb.  

As for veg, I've grown Swiss chard and French beans in very shady gardens.


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:34

Agree with most of what Tootles has said 

The reason I said get Earlies or Second Earlies is because maincrop potatoes tend to be much bigger plants, and you're growing in a raised bed which will not have as much depth as a maincrop potato may need. 

Creeping Lemon Thyme

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:29

It sounds as if part of the plant has reverted to non-variegated which has then outgrown the variegated as it is naturally stronger.  The thing to have done would have been to cut out the all-green shoots last year - sounds as if it's too late now.

No idea why the slugs like it - sink a straight-sided yoghurt pot into the soil, just a little bit proud of the surface, and fill it with beer - they'll like that even more 

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