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weeding especially grass

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:37

Yes, I agree with Phasmid - stack turf upside down in a heap and let it turn back into topsoil.  

But if it's just lawn grass with the soil shaken off the roots I'd either dry it out and burn it, or put in the compost heap (providing it has no seed heads, and also providing it's not couch grass which spreads by putting out runners - if it's couch grass put it on the bonfire or in the brown bin)

Water Butts STINK!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:33

I don't know of any tablets that will do that - don't know if others do - If you need to water anything with rainwater right now I'd dip a bucket into the top to get clean water and avoid the sludge which will be at the bottom.  Then  I'd empty the lot and give it a good scrub - some people use a very dilute Jeyes Fluid, but I'm not keen on using it for environmental reasons - I've just googled and found this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Just-Green-WATER-BUTT-CLEANER/dp/B000O5DV52 - - has anyone else tried it?????????? 

Does your water butt have a lid on it?  Mine do and I find that keeps the gunge to a minimum.  

By the way, don't use water from water butts for seedlings and very young plants - use your tap water - it'll help prevent fungal infections etc. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:26
Fairygirl wrote (see)

I just have grass Dove - mine aren't posh enough to be lawn 

Although maybe the bit I'm putting in the back garden could be lawn....perhaps for a spot of croquet on a warm evening...

Crochet more like 

I didn't say that mine are grass lawns - they're a good mix of fine grass, moss, prunella, wild marjoram, and daisies at the back, and in the front one we have stronger grass, daisies, dandelions and three-cornered leek   The wildlife love it - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! 

weeding especially grass

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:23

Where's the hole - what sort of hole? 

birthday

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:04

I suggest tea and birthday cake this afternoon - 4pm suit everyone? 

Who's going to put the kettle on?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 09:55

Hurrumph!  Still no reply box for PMs - so more than just a blip this end - I'll send Daniel an email this evening - don't want to ruin his weekend 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 09:06

Good morning Verdun   We have 'lawns' too (or is that two) 

birthday

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 08:53

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What do rabbits not eat...

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 08:44

What you need is a

 

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Arum lily

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 08:37

They're pretty tough and will usually survive a UK winter if the crown of the plant is about 6" below the surface of the water - can you lower yours?  

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