Dovefromabove


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Which fertiliser?

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 15:10

Des 


The cylinder with spikes is the lawn rake - I've used that to get loads of moss and thatch out of the lawn - nearly filled the brown council bin just with the small front lawn.  Think I used it on the sort of middle setting.  Try it and see, it's easy to adjust.


The cylinder with blades is the scarifier.  It'll cut slits in the lawn.  I've not used it yet as the ground has been so dry and I wanted some rain to soak into the lawn after I'd raked it before I attacked the lawn again. .  I'm hoping to use it this week and then brush some topsoil into the slits and scatter some lawn seed over.  


If you plough through the instruction leaflet it does explain what height to do each function at - it's not explained terribly well so make a coffee and sit down and ponder over it - with a bit of caffeine it suddenly became clearer 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 14:12

Yay!  I had to re-boil the mint jelly, but it's set perfectly now 


Spent the rest of the morning on the phone to OH's colleague boosting her confidence so she can tell the ex exactly what's what - doesn't even give her any financial child support, and is unreliable about contact - useless - him and his mother both 

Grass ID. I hate them personally.

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 10:21

Well, we're definitely on chalk and it's very close to the surface just here - there's a chalk pit and tunnels a couple of hundred metres from our front door - we'll have to wait and see what happens 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:53

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Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:48

Have a good journey Chicky 

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Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:47

Hosta   have you caught my shoulder problem?  These internet viruses are very catching!  For heaven's sake don't overdo it with the wood chip!!! 


No chance of seeing the moon here last night - any hoggies about would've needed their waders on 

Cut down Clematis by mistake

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:37

Well, normal pruning for Jackmanii is to cut hard back in spring so I wouldn't worry.  If it makes new growth this autumn it'll be tender and suffer from the frosts, but cut it back again in the spring and give it a feed and I'm sure it'll flower its socks off again for you.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:31

Just had a few phone calls - OH's colleague has child care problems (again) - flippin ex trying to sabotage her job.  Won't happen!  OH has phoned former colleague who is now a lady of leisure but likes to come in and work occasionally (for a good gossip ).  She'll cover for the day  However it may mean that he's late home as he'll do all the closing down and cashing up - casserole and dumplings will wait for him whatever time he gets back, so that's a decision made 


DD ((hugs))  why not ask Charlie what works for him re handovers?  I'm not saying he should make all the decisions, but his view could be taken into account when plans are being made - he's sensible enough to understand that there will be other factors to take into consideration as well.   Enjoy your weekend 

Grass ID. I hate them personally.

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:13

Verdun   this http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3314808/How-to-grow-Molinia-caerulea.html says they're fine on limey soil and certainly mine are fine after a year here - looks like you can give them a try 

Grass ID. I hate them personally.

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:04
Verdun says:

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molinias need moisture and acidic soil ......so one of the few grasses I cannot grow 


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 Really?  Mine are fine after a year on chalk in my fairly free-draining garden   Do you think they'll not last? 

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