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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 09:55

Brrrrrrrrrrr!!!  Just been out and raked the last of the leaves into a heap ready to bag up, moved the chicken wire that's protecting the broad bean seedlings from the depredations of any visiting cats, and stood out there for a few minutes, freezing, while I pondered on the forthcoming rearrangement of the 'utility area' now the poorly ash tree has gone. 

More hot coffee needed



Posted: 28/11/2015 at 09:22

Morning Fg - have you had the promised/threatened snow yet?


Posted: 28/11/2015 at 09:21

Ooooh does Mr C have plans for constructions of the garden variety?


Posted: 28/11/2015 at 09:07

Morning KEF  Liri  SGL  and everyone else as you all arrive.

Liri, great news about your mum

Lots of birds on the feeders this morning, many more than of late - Gt tits, blue tits, goldfinches, starlings and the robin, and woodpigeons are on the ground hoovering up any dropped bits and pieces, especially from the fat blocks that the starlings are attacking.


Posted: 28/11/2015 at 07:12

It's just getting light Pat, so I've been out in my dressing gown and Crocs for a look around - can't see any damage  so goodness knows what the crashes and bangs were - perhaps next door or possibly some children's toys blowing about in the garden behind us.

Too late for lasagne?

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 07:07

I agree Nadia , I put scilla at the top - smallest bulbs at the top and largest at the bottom, others in between in order of size. 


Posted: 28/11/2015 at 06:34


Good morning all  G'day Pat

I was just dozing off on the sofa last night when I was woken by really noisy strong winds and torrential rain - there were some crashes outside but it's too dark to see anything yet.  Don't suppose it was much - fingers crossed.


Too late for lasagne?

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 06:15

I'd go ahead with the lasagne - the flowers might be a little late but you'll still get flowers.

My only proviso is that I've never found planting snowdrop bulbs at this time of year to be successful - the only way that works for me is to plant them in March 'in the green'.  I think that by the autumn the bulbs are too dried out, which is something that snowdrops hate.

Good luck

lawn festu

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 06:12

Michael, I've answered your other post - I've never heard of Festu.

What is the problem with your lawn?  Can you give us more information and some photos so that we can try to help.


Posted: 28/11/2015 at 06:09

Never heard of it Michael - what is it you want it to do?

There is a type of grass called Fescue, the seeds of which are often included in a mixture for lawns - it grows well in shadier areas.  Could this be what you've heard about?

Or there's a product called Lawn Rescue which is used to treat areas of lawn damaged by dog urine.

Some photos of your lawn and more information might help us to help you

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