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Posted: 08/06/2014 at 14:13

Hi Kevin 

I agree with Fairygirl - it's looking awful because the base of the grass has been hidden from sunlight etc - now it's in the sun it'll start to grow and photosynthesise and produce chlorophyll and turn green.  

Rain, sunshine and regular mowing, at least once a week, will encourage it to green up and thicken out and it'll soon be fine.

As Fairy suggests, a packet of Weed & Feed applied as instructions on the pack will also perk it up no end. 



Posted: 08/06/2014 at 13:42

No Fg!!!  Not that!!!



Posted: 08/06/2014 at 12:52

Come down here Fg - wall to wall sunshine and 27C  - I'm in the shade of the ash trees potting on the outdoor toms - decided it's too hot for coffee - had an elderflower pressé instead.  The men have taken the bikes and gone to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts up the road.

I just popped in to ID a damselfly in the garden - it's a Blue-banded demoiselle - a totally beautiful thing 

Invisible something eating my roses

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 12:15

How tall is your fencing?  Have you seen how high deer can leap?


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 12:01

Just popped in to put the kettle on ....

Plants left by last owner

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:43

Hi Kassi 

The first one might be lemon verbena - do the leaves smell lemony?

The second is figwort - a wild plant but it often crops up in gardens - one of the first plants I learned to identify as a child so I'm quite fond of it - if you google it you'll find out lots of interesting stuff. 

Leather jackets

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:09

I think that works particularly well if you give the lawn a good soaking first.

At least your garden birds will be in for a good treat!

Good luck   


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:07
Percy-Grower wrote (see)

............ Is it just me, but when i read all your posts from earlier this morning by the time i get to the bottom of the page i forget what was said and who said it, all i remember is toast, Aberdeen, broomsticks, skeletons, fox, James and Hellebore seeds.........

Yep, that's me too  

I'm thinking about taking notes 

Fg, you have email 

Is mahonia invasive?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 10:47

They will grow larger and spread a bit - as do most plants if they're happy where they are and we treat them nicely - if you heave them untended for 20 years in a good spot they might form a small thicket - I wouldn't call that invasive - in my humble opinion that's just 'growing'.



Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:00

I agree with everyone else - it will recover - a bit of gentle fertiliser as Fg says, and if it doesn't spring into life a sprinkling of grass seed and in a few weeks all will be forgotten.

However, if your daughter is wise she'll use this opportunity to get her dad to do some more odd jobs around the garden while he's still feeling guilty - any fences need painting? 

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