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Advice on lawn problem

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 19:48

I agree with Verdun's proposed actions - except just check the instructions on the Weed & Feed treatment for the time lapse before re-seeding - from memory the treatment I used on my lawn today recommended a 6 week wait before re-seeding.

Good luck - this time next year you'll have a great lawn

ID my fungus please

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 19:43
nutcutlet wrote (see)

..... I'm very pleased, one more species for an ever-growing list.

Species collecting again tonight, first moth trap of the year.


Confession Times!

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 18:51

I suppose I'll have to own up to having bought ANOTHER HOSTA!!!   and it's not a thick and chunky one so it'll have to live in a pot - I think I need to buy more pots it's beautiful - it's called June Fever

It's gorgeous!

A Rant

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 18:45

When I bought a new one I got it from a nice little IT shop in a nice little town and the nice IT man changed Windows 8 and made it look like the old desktop on my old laptop and transferred all my stuff - all part of the service

Unusual cowslips

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 18:36

Me too Lyn.    It's those bees - they keep flitting from flower to flower totally indiscriminately  

Lawn mower servicing

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 18:34

The internet can be wonderful

Lawn - Feed and Weed

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 18:09

I've just applied Evergreen Complete 4 in 1 to my front lawn to deal with the dandelions and hawkweed that seed onto my neighbour's garden whenever we're away for a few days.  I've used a similar one made by the same firm in the past and it's been good, so my fingers are crossed.

Good luck


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 18:05
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

I grow all my hosts in pots. They are in groups on my terrace in shade for most of the day. Different shapes and heights. very attractive, and not much of a problem from slugs now. Watering easy too, and feeding.

I've got some in pots on the terrace and some big ones (Sum & Substance and Blue Angel) are in the ground on the Shady Bank - they usually escape the slugs' attention 'cos they're so big and tough, but I'm giving them a bit of tlc just as they're peeking though the soil.  There's also a Hadspen's Blue in the front garden that I'm taking a bit of extra care of

lilly shoot been nibbled

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 17:43

Doesn't look very good - it depends on how much of the growing tip there is left - it's worth leaving it and waiting to see what happens - but beware giant slugs!!!

If this was Yours ...

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 17:41

Sempervivums, sempervivums and more sempervivums  

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