Dovefromabove


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How long to lay turf?

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 07:25

Is there a friend who would give you a hand?

If you could guarantee you can keep children and pets off, I would go with seed - the perfect time of year is almost here and I think it produces a better lawn. It's soooooo much cheaper and you can spend all the money you save on lovely plants for the garden.  After all, you've done all the hard work in that preparation   But it does mean not using the lawn until late summer - but you can't use a newly turfed lawn for a good while either

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Help with leggy new privet hedge

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 07:17

Privet is pretty tough - the best time to cut it back is in early spring so any time around now will be fine

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 07:03

Good morning DD and everyone else as you arrive

I was awake until late but still woke around my usual time.  Not sure why I didn't doze on the sofa - except that I was knitting (but that's not unusual) and I watched the last episode of Happy Valley (brilliant).  I just didn't feel sleepy like I usually do around 8.30

The temp in the back garden d ropped to 6C last night, and is just beginning to climb upwards now - the sky is pale blue with pink fluffy clouds


 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 23:25
I spent several summer holidays when I was a child riding a friends pony on the wide sandy beach at East Runton here in Norfolk - it was a bit special - then a holiday pony trekking on Dartmoor with the Farmers Weekly when I was 12. It was brilliant even if I was travel sick every day.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 23:16
SGL ((hugs))
I'm posting on my phone in bed. I'm wide awake!? Think I must've got Hostas body clock :-/

Rescuing my grass?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 23:11
I'd spike it all over with a fork - stick it in about 6" deep or so and wiggle it about a bit - it'll ease the compaction.
Wear stout shoes when you do it. I knew someone who stuck the fork through their foot and stuck them self to the ground when he was helping his granny!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 19:29

The last time I rode was about 5 years ago when I went pony trekking through Doone Valley on Exmoor - absolute bliss. 

I would love to have done this http://www.cumbrianheavyhorses.com/

but I don't think it's going to happen now - a friend had a nasty pelvic fracture when she took a tumble riding at my age and that's a risk I don't want to take.

Calling all tablet owners...

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 18:59

I'd hang on to them Hosta if I were you; you might need them ...


 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 18:53
4thPanda wrote (see)

I have Dove, and Bernard and I have 'signed up'  Thank you 

Wonky, I am sorry that the fab job (we'd hoped this was) has turned out to be all but...  Mine is going great guns.... just hope I can stay, I'm only on a years contract 

Think the job has good and bad points - the problem is some weeks there are more bad points than good - she loves a large part of what she does, but there are some very difficult aspects and it can be very draining emotionally  ...

Hosta - we need a photo ...

Bees: How can we do more ?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 18:44
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I don't think I ever used insecticides. If I did it was too long ago to recall. I've signed petitions too numerous to count but I'll sign as many more as is necessary.

 

 

Same here

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