Latest posts by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 09:16

Morning Joyce, the rain will certainly perk the yarrow and dandelions up 

Morning Hosta   lawn mowing today?

Lawn aerating

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 08:58

I've got this 

it has a rake (tines on a rotating cylinder) and scarifier (blades on a rotating cylinder) which cuts slits in the lawn.  You can adjust the depth of the slits. 

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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 08:31

Morning Wonky - take it easy today ((hugs)) 

Newbuild Garden

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 08:27

Good advice from Tetley - now is a brilliant time to buy garden furniture, sun loungers etc - they're all on sale.  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 08:07

Morning DD and Fairy   have a good day both of you ... I shall continue with the mint jelly making ... 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 08:05

No, it's not Gary - he's on a pedal cycle   think he's in South America at the moment.  But your article is interesting  - good for him. 

We've got soft steady rain at the moment - no storm so far. 

Raising height of standard (lollipop) topiary

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 07:56

Just regular clipping with some topiary shears will keep the balls dense and nicely shaped. 

The more frequently you clip during the growing season, the better the balls will be. 

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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 07:40

It was 32C again yesterday.

This morning it's already 19C and soft but steady rain has just started - the lawn is drinking it in 

Plants that will grow together

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 07:35

We need to know more about you and your fence - height, length, which way does it face, what sort of soil do you have, what sort of effect are you after, that sort of thing. 

Lawn Help

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 07:32

Don't use 4 in 1 at this time of year - you'll be setting up a load of new problems for yourself.  It's for spring application.

Leave your lawn alone now, apart from mowing as needed and as Verdun says, on a Med height cut.  

If we have a mild winter and it keeps growing, only mow on dry days, never when frost is forecast. 

The real work will start in the spring. 

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