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Posted: 09/04/2015 at 08:14

Hi Heather and Graeme - as Yvie says, lots of similar queries in the past - here are some of the threads

I use pen and paper

Another weed id please

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 08:09

I'd go with Arum italicum or similar - I love them - the ones Nut gave me last year are making an appearance around the back of our pond. 

Just don't eat the berries - but then that goes for honeysuckle and loads of other plants too

Will my hydrangea flower

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 07:45

I've had this happen in the past - I'm with Verdun - think it may be low temps - but a feed will be good anyway.  It's never seemed to cause a problem


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 07:43

Verdun - re parking fees - I'm going to make a list of all the Nat. Trust car parks in Cornwall  then we can park for free when we visit


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 07:41

Good morning all   Thanks for kind wishes - yesterday was a bit odd - the Funeral Director who had seemed very efficient at our last meeting had developed a head full of feathers!  Nevertheless the lady vicar seems to have a grip on things and I'm sure Pa's day will be just fine.  The florist has some lovely ideas for our flowers and sister in law (who is a talented flower arranger herself) will do the flowers in the church - everything white with splashes of yellow and green and twisted willow - natural woodland effect.  Caterer will be doing tea and cakes sort of thing in the church hall afterwards, along with plenty of sausage rolls (Pa's favourite).  Poor old chap, he did love good food and for so long he had to have it pureed so that definitely meant no sausage rolls!  I've given brother a list of things, events, memories etc, and he's started on the eulogy - he'll read it and I'll do a bible reading.   Just waiting for the Order of Service proofs now ...

Today I plan to play in the garden

crane flys?

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 16:35

I think I'd try aerating and scarifying the lawn - it looks a bit compacted to me - then treat with a spring lawn treatment that will kill off weeds and moss while fertilising the grass. 

Raise the cutter bar on the mower to leave the grass a bit longer so it's not scalped.  If the lawn's still a bit thin by September then rake it thoroughly and scatter some lawn seed over the whole lawn, and stand well back

crane flys?

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 09:11

Can we see  pics of the lawn and brown patches please Primrosecottage?

How to sow wild flower seeds on grass

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 09:08
Chris Mason wrote (see)

This so what I have decided todo, I will rotivate the ground, I'll put out native grass seeds sparingly (I'll let them go to seed so they sow themselves thus saving me money) and I'll do as suggested and I'll grow the flowers indoors and put out once established. 


Native plants won't be happy indoors - grow them in pots outside in a sheltered area.

Good luck


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 07:35

It's like this Clari

 and if you look closer


crane flys?

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 07:30

Hopefully you've a colony of bats somewhere near you - they'll swoop low over your garden and catch them on summer nights

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