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Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 12:34

Quick Matty change the settings. 

Various lawn-related questions!

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 12:28

ferrous sulphate does both. feeds grass and kills moss it is still available and can be used. Lawn sand (ferrous sulphate mixed with a carrier) is sold now in pack at wilko and cheap. 

16.3% ferrous sulphate in 4 in 1 and 5.5% in Lawn sand.



Bees moving into their Hotel?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 12:20

The Red Mason Bee. It is a solitary bee so, after mating, each female builds its own nest; she lines each 'cell' with mud and pollen and lays a single egg in each. The larvae hatch and develop, pupating in autumn and hibernating over winter. It's usually on the wing from late March.

There are many similar species of masonry bee that are quite difficult to identify.

Various lawn-related questions!

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 12:05

You say there is not much moss left so I would remove it by hand/rake or use 'Lawn Sand' /ferrous sulphate on the patchy areas. This will allow you to reseed the other areas and catch up with the rest a bit later. Please read the label regarding the time to wait before reseeding after using 4 in 1

There is a couple of good video on here that shows you everything about lawn care.




Natural Ponds

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 11:53

If the pond is well oxygenated and there is light getting to it then it will grow unfortunately. How old is the pond (it sounds new) 

Ground prep for new turf

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 11:29

A few days before the turf is laid will be fine. Water after fertilizing and have the ground wet when you lay the turf (preferably lay the turf when its raining)  

Dahlias and Asparagus

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 10:54

I think there might be more negatives than positives with planting Dahlias near asparagus.

There are certain plants that help asparagus like parsley and basil as it help with plant vigor, and planting tomatoes alongside asparagus helps deter asparagus beetles. (These plants also help one another.)

Other friendly plants to place near asparagus include marigolds (Tagetes), comfrey, coriander and dill. These plants deter some insect pests, such as aphids, spider mites and other harmful species.

Not sure about Dahlias as they offer no benefits and may hinder plant growth and attract harmful insects. I would be very interested to here what others think about this.

Plants to avoid near asparagus include garlic, onions, potatoes and gladiolas . Garlic and onions can inhibit the growth of asparagus and other plants like peas.

Talkback: Rose blackspot

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 10:21

I think you mean baking soda (sodium bicarb) and not baking powder robert carson.

Baking powder can contain aluminum-based acid and that is not a good thing to be adding to anything.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:49

Your picture enlarges and is clear as day when you click on it GWRS.

Fig tree

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:41

How do we tell the difference then

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ID? Weed or plant

what if we had our own Id? 
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