Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Rescuing my grass?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:52

I think you can restore that.  We had a similar problem after three builder's skips spent the summer on our lawn a few years ago.  Now you'd never know! 

Use a  lawn moss killer (according to the pack instructions) to kill the moss -  when the moss is black rake it hard with a lawn rake to get rid of it and put it in the bin (not compost heap).  Give the surface of the  area a good roughing up with a rake and spike it all over several inches deep with a fork to get rid of any compaction.

Then rake the whole lawn - sow grass seed on the bare patch and sprinkle some of the same all over the rest of the lawn.  When it grows it'll all blend in together and not look so much like a patch. 

Sow the grass when the soil temperature has reached 9C - grass seed germinates between 9 and 12 C. 

Good luck - hope that helps.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:41

Mmmmmmmmm - been there, done that - up and down like a yo-yo .... seem to have stabilised now tho   A bit heavier than I would like but a lot less than I was, and at least it doesn't sag too much

What are these bulbs/plants?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:39

They look like bluebells to me too.    They'll flower later - probably in May, although the season's been a bit topsy-turvy so far. 

If you feel they're a bit overcrowded you can dig them up and divide and replant after they've flowered, when the leaves are beginning to go brown. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:34
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

4 weeks today is the first day after surgery, so hopefully I'll be off like a gazelle after that.

More than likely, with your new streamlined look.  Has OH had to supervise your acquisition of a complete new wardrobe?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:32

Ooooh errrrrrrr!!! what happened there?  You'll need to borrow my glasses to read that.

I tried to stay awake to listen to Book at Bedtime, but as usual I fell asleep in the middle of it

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Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:29
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

a few?????????????????? 

Big ones would be good, so I can see them without my glasses on 

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Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:27

And for some reason I was still awake quite late last night - I sent Wonky a text at 10.34 - she can verify that - it was a pic of the new jumper I started for her yesterday

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Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:25
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

yeah, but you're asleep by about 9!! I was still awake at 12. ggrrrr

The key will be in the door, you can go for a walk when you wake up. Coffee in hand.

It'll be just like home - leave a few weeds for me to pull as I have my morning wander

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:24

Ours is usually around mid-day, but the other day it was just after 9am


Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:19


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