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Posted: 24/04/2015 at 21:07

Just had to dash up to the farm shop with OH as there was a problem with the alarm and he's the keyholder - going to the garden centre when it's closed - does not compute

Advice on lawn problem

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 20:53

I'm sure it depends what you use - I've just found the instructions for the stuff I used today and it actually says leave it for 8 weeks after application before re-seeding bare patches  

You can zoom in using the + or - at the centre top, and the information about re-seeding is at the bottom of the label.

Always best to check



Posted: 24/04/2015 at 20:40

I think I have an explanation - the GW mag sold at Sainsbugs this May is a more expensive 'Bumper Pack' sold only at Sainsbugs and  this has free gloves and seeds - it is not available anywhere else - however it costs £5.99 which is more than the£4.25 I paid for the usual version at Waitrose.

You pays more - you gets more.

Confession Times!

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 20:03

I can still count them on my fingers Verdun - I've a long way to go before I have as many as you or Hostafan

no worms in soil

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 19:57

If the soil is hard and dry the worms may be deeper down. 


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 19:53

I'm confused  

I don't have a subscription to GW at the moment.  I bought my copy today at Waitrose.  It came with the 2 for 1 Entry Card and booklet - no sign of any free seeds or gloves

Advice on lawn problem

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 19:48

I agree with Verdun's proposed actions - except just check the instructions on the Weed & Feed treatment for the time lapse before re-seeding - from memory the treatment I used on my lawn today recommended a 6 week wait before re-seeding.

Good luck - this time next year you'll have a great lawn

ID my fungus please

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 19:43
nutcutlet wrote (see)

..... I'm very pleased, one more species for an ever-growing list.

Species collecting again tonight, first moth trap of the year.


Confession Times!

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 18:51

I suppose I'll have to own up to having bought ANOTHER HOSTA!!!   and it's not a thick and chunky one so it'll have to live in a pot - I think I need to buy more pots it's beautiful - it's called June Fever

It's gorgeous!

A Rant

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 18:45

When I bought a new one I got it from a nice little IT shop in a nice little town and the nice IT man changed Windows 8 and made it look like the old desktop on my old laptop and transferred all my stuff - all part of the service

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