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Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 08:07
Welshonion wrote (see)
Sorry Dove, I stand corrected.

Thanks WO, but it's not me that deserves the apology ..................

 

I know we get some annoying so and so's on here from time to time, and sometimes we're tired and tetchy and not as patient as we might be, but I think it's good to give people the benefit of the doubt ................. unless they're sneaky spammers of course

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 08:02

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 Here you are DD

Happy Marion's Birthday today!

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 07:59

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 Happy Birthday Happy Marion

Butterflies

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 07:52

Quite a few around here - lots of Large Whites, several Painted Ladies and Small Blues - native ladybirds all over my runner beans (although I can't see any aphids on them) and lots of Bumbles and Solitary bees on the raspberries. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 07:42

Welcome back Bushman - you been on your hols?

What happened to my grass!!

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 07:39

What sort of treatment was it and how was it applied?  Was it exactly at the rate in the directions?  I've a feeling the lawn may have been scorched.  Was it applied in hot sunny weather - that can cause scorch too.  Had the lawn been left to get long, then had it recently been cut short and then the treatment applied?  That might be another possible cause of scorching.

I would give it a good scarifying with a lawn rake - this sort of thing is fine http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Lawn-Rake-1625mm-Carbon-Steel/p/500103 ,  wait until some rain is forecast in September and then scatter some  grass seed all over the lawn -with  the combination of warm soil and autumn rain and the grass seed will germinate quickly - don't mow it until its 3" tall.

Applying the lawn seed all over rather than just the bare patches means that even if the grass is a slightly different colour to the existing, it will all blend in.

Never cut the grass short - it just causes the grass to dry out and then you get bare patches where weed seeds can take hold.  Far better to cut it medium but slightly more often - that way it'll always look healthy.

Good luck

Raised Borders with Sleepers

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 07:24

We had a low retaining wall of sleepers put in around four years ago to hold a bank in place - the builder who did the work used new pressure treated sleepers and said they didn't need lining - we'll see ...........

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 07:20

Good morning all

A very hot and sticky night and none of the promised rain - I really will have to water the front border today or I think the clematis may turn up their toes    I wonder if there's enough water left in the water butts ........

I don't do ladders any more - really lost my head for heights when my thyroid packed up so we got the builders to decorate earlier this year after they'd finished some alterations and replastered a couple of ceilings-  a quick off white all round except for the bathroom and kitchen which are a pale slatey-blue - the builder did the big living space and the hall, stairs and landing.  OH and I will do the bedrooms as and when, but they were done just before we moved in so will last a while as long as we're not messy.

ground elder help please.

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:02

You can use a paintbrush to paint Roundup onto the leaves.

What happened to my grass!!

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:00

I'll check ........

 

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 It's working fine - it just doesn't work from iPhones.  Click on the green tree icon and follow the instructions ... let us know if it doesn't work

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