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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 07:02

Good morning Fg 

I love Duchess of Edinburgh and have grown her in a couple of previous gardens - I find she's a bit hesitant to get going and quite fussy about where she lives - but once she gets her toes right down she's gorgeous.  I've a feeling I've let her get swamped by an Alpina in this garden - don't know whether she'll cope or whether I ought to rescue her 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 06:50

Good morning Chicky - I'll keep an eye on your sweetpeas for you 

Apples with extras

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 06:49

There's some info here http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=489   I'd rather not use pesticides but if you're prepared to apparently there are some available. 

Lemon Tree

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 06:35

Don't want to spoil your solitude, but if you fancy company for a cuppa in their little tearoom send me a PM  - I need to get some bags of compost before long. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 06:03

Good morning all   Soft rain happening at the moment, but the weather man assures me that it's only so that I can do a little housework first thing and that soon the sunshine will arrive and I can go out and play 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 20:00

Hello folks - the sun came out and today was a day for watering seedlings, pots, tubs and newly planted shrubs, gazing into the pond and sitting on the terrace watching the birds.

Nasi Goreng for supper and now feet are up 

Patchy & Bumpy Grass!

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:24

I agree with Tootles - I've renovated lawns worse than that - in fact I'm doing one at the moment - when we moved here the last owner had ruined it by alternately neglecting then scalping it, and then we had three builders' skips on it for 6 months.

As Tootles says, rake vigorously with a spring tine rake, aerate with a garden fork (mind your toes - my brother stuck the fork right through his foot when he tried, but he was only 4 - we started gardening early) and sprinkle some seed on the bare patches - now is a good time - don't cover it with soil or anything, but water it in well.  

Mow the lawn regularly, at least once a week.  In warm weather following rain it will grow quickly and may need mowing twice a week.  Don't mow it too short - scalping it is what results in the lumps and bumps and bare patches, and as Tootles has said, treat it gently this year - try to keep off the re-seeded patches.  And keep your mower blade sharp or replace it so that it cuts rather than chews the grass.

It'll look a lot better by the end of this summer and next summer you'll have a lawn to be proud of.

What is this?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 18:00

Hi Charlie - the picture hasn't worked.  To post a pic on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. 

It doesn't seem to work on phones or tablets.

Lovely idea to get some more plants for your grandma - looking forward to being able to help out 

suggestions for trees/shrubs

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:58

Six feet is not tall enough for a tree - some standard roses might look nice, or standard wisterias?  Or even a row of pleached wisteria 

Naughty Frost!

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:54

That's the problem with having a mild winter  - plants get a bit ahead and then this happens 

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