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New lawn going brown

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 09:14

When was the first photo taken?  It looks as if the lawn has been freshly mowed then frosted - is that possible?

As for the buttercups - wait until the spring and then treat the lawn with a 3 in 1 or 4 in 1 Spring lawn treatment - this will include a selective weedkiller to kill the broadleaved weeds and a fertiliser to give the grass a boost. 


Posted: 08/12/2016 at 09:08

Vinegar is an acid - why would you pour that on your garden? As has been said, it will damage the entire ecosystem of your soil that you should be working to improve. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 09:04

G'day Pat   Hello the rest of you and good to see you Thankthecat   Sorry to hear about the blues ... seem to strike quite a few people this time of year ... I'd try the SAD light if I were you ... what've you got to lose?  I know several people who find them helpful, and if you don't you can always sell it on Ebay   It's good to be busy tho' ... being self employed can be precarious ... 

Going to listen to R4 now, Melvin Bragg is talking about Harriet Martineau - one of Norwich's famous daughters of the first half of the 19C commemorated in many place names in the city - quite an amazing woman for those times ... she'd be seen as a really high achiever even nowadays.

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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 07:39

Good morning AuntyRach   Help yourself to tea or coffee before we start the day properly 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 07:18

Good morning  Anyone awake? 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 23:06

Night night folks - sweet dreams 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 23:02

Afraid Ipswich has had its bad times and it's good ones. Hopefully the police will soon deal with the current situation. It comes as Wonky says with a lack of jobs, plus easy travel from London and to the continent. A lot of smuggling, of all sorts. Always has been.

Meanwhile I know that Wonky and her lovely hub and their friends are sensible and keep themselves and each other safe. 

Christchuch Mansion, home of Cardinal Wolseys family, is really worth seeing, and Pin Mill not too far away is lovely. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 17:41

Lovely Fairy   We used to get them on the feeders at work (we were surrounded my mixed conifer and oak woodland).  I loved to see them - they became really regular once they knew the sunflower hearts would always be there 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 17:11

Oooh Liri, what an exciting prospect ... let us know what's going to be planted 

Viburnum flower buds not opening

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 16:03

Don't remove any buds - they'll come out in phases, a few at a time through the winter.

Enjoy - it's one of my absolute favourites 

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