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grass seed not germinating

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 06:17

With respect to other's experience - the Lawn UK website says this, stressing it in bold print " ....It is also worth noting, that there needs to be adequate warmth in the soil, 6-8 degrees Celsius is required for germination, and this is usually when the air temperature is above 10 degrees Celsius."

  https://www.lawnuk.com/faq/when-you-should-sow-grass-seed 

and the RHS website says ".... Seed germinates most readily in early autumn and mid-spring.  The soil is warm, there is plenty of moisture and the weather is neither too warm nor too cold......"  it goes on to say ".... germination should take between 7 and 10 days ...."

https://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=424 .

And indeed that is also my experience

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 06:01

Good morning Archiepem and any/everyone else up early on this lovely morning - Happy St George's Day to you 

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Garlic

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:08

Ours looks similar - we're not worried about it 

What the best seeds for cut flowers

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:02

Sarah Raven specialises in seeds etc for cut flowers  http://www.sarahraven.com/shop/seeds.html  - a bit more expensive than some, but some special varieties that aren't available everywhere and lots of helpful info on the website. 

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:35

What??? The RHS that might be "funded by Monsanto" ???

Crazy Paving Problem

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:32

This looks lovely 

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Crazy Paving Problem

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:20

Crazy paving is often traditionally designed to have these gaps to allow small plants to grow in them - little creeping thymes which emit pleasant scents when you walk on them are favourites. 

Black beetles

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:18

I think it may be the Alder Leaf Beetle  https://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=768

Scroll down to the 'Are there other dark blue beetles?' section. 

Inherited Rose Bush

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:09

Brush the greenfly off gently between your fingers (use rubber gloves if you wish) - much the easiest way and leaves enough to feed the ladybirds and bluetits. 

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:07

Acronym - Wind Up Merchant 

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