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Posted: 05/04/2015 at 07:40

Morning KEF

I've just read back - I'd missed the bit about Chicky having a poorly back   take care Chicky ((hugs)) get well soon ((hugs))

Roses and Zantedeschia

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 07:38

Zantedeschia - I'd probably use a pot around the 2 litre size - they need planting at twice the depth for it's size (i.e. if the bulb is 2" it's tip needs to be 4" below the surface of the compost).  Keep it in a sunny frost free position and don't let it dry out.

Standard rose - lots of choice from either of these two superb suppliers

I need a 360 degree manure guide!!

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 07:18

John, Bob has it in a nutshell - just get that manure into your soil


Kev, those creatures aren't garden pests - they're helping to make your compost - it wouldn't happen without them.  Even the slugs will be the types that eat rotting vegetation, not fresh new growth.  You've got a miracle happening in there - enjoy

Happy Easter

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 07:11

 Happy Easter everone


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 07:02

Good morning and a Happy Easter to you too Lesley and to the rest of you when you're eventually up and about this morning.

What are you having for breakfast?  We always have Dippy Eggs and Toastie Soldiers on Easter Sunday

Boundary Ideas.

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 20:21

Are you saying that the neighbours have built up the level of the land on their side of the fence, and in so doing have damaged your fence?

3-part hedge

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 20:17

We had kerria growing and flowering in the drawing room at the farm - it was a 15/16th century beamed moated farmhouse and the soleplate (bottom beam which rested on the foundations) had rotted because of the damp.  The kerria (and the ground elder) pushed it's way through the rotten wood and flowered at the back of the sofa!


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 19:57

Lovely Panda

garden plants and nurishment

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 19:52

How much sunlight does the garden get?

Laying Turf

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 19:50

Any patching of turf is unlikely to match the existing surroundings in colour and texture.

We had a similar problem after our lawn had been under three builder's skips all summer.  We raked the bare patches over and removed the weeds, lumps and bumps and sprinkled lawn seed over the bare patches and over the surrounding lawn.

Within a few weeks we had fine grass covering the bare patch, and within a few weeks more it was thick enough to mow - just a few more weeks and you could hardly see where the bare patch had been.  Because we'd sprinkled seed over the whole lawn the patch of new grass was blended in.

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