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Strange Soil sucked out in lawn

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 18:38

Improving the drainage can be done quite simply - spike the lawn over with a fork or aerator - info here 

As for lawn feed, in April you can use something like this  

which will kill moss and weeds while feeding the grass.  Follow the instructions carefully 

After that, regular mowing, at least once a week in the summer, but not too short, will really improve the lawn.

Good luck. 

Advice would be greatfully appreciated

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 18:20

Rosemary  does not like having cold wet feet; it needs really well-drained soil.  I would try to plant it at the top of a slope, no matter how slight, and dig out a large hole and incorporate a good quantity of coarse grit into the soil below and around the roots. 


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 18:15

Lovely Fidget 


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 18:12

MrsG, it's gorgeous - but according to this it might be a bit tender where you are 


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 16:52

I'd leave it until after things have flowered to be honest, and then if the birds have nested in there I'd leave those bits alone as well until the autumn 


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 15:47

Oooh, that is a bit of a tangle KEF, but the blackbird looks as if he may have plans for it 

What tree/shrub/s is it/are they?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 15:39

Lizzie, I've got those violas

 This is the part of the veg patch I dug and raked over today

 That's why my back is sore - but it was so worth it

Rhubarb & Onion

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 15:29

The warm dry weather last summer will have encouraged it to send up flower spikes too Jim - mine had a couple of cans full of water most days during the dry spell as we're on a very free-draining loam. 

It's looking promising now  - crumble later this week



Posted: 17/02/2014 at 15:26

Sounds like my breakfast Stacey - dippy egg and strong black coffee 

Wow! Sunshine at last.

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 15:25

Yes summerwine - it was so good to be outside today without being buffeted by the wind 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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