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Latest posts by Edd

Is it a 'good' year for aphids, greenfly & blackfly?

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 18:49

Aphids produce a stippled affect, depending on the colour of aphid.


Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 18:45

No such word as plantaholic, I have just looked it up. It's just a marketing / advertising ploy from Velcro manufacturers apparently. They started with sticky labels but found out that Velcro was better!! They give the stuff away free now.

How others have cottoned on to it I do not know

How do get a great front lawn?!

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 18:32

After seeing your lawn I would have to agree with Verdun although you might get away with a resurface rather than a total dig up and level. 

A deep scarification and a good mix of compost/topsoil with seed might provide the quickest answer. You will still have to fill any holes and level it but I think it can be salvaged with no problems.

Now is the time to prepare for this so you can sow at the end of summer.

You might like to try a small area in the worst part and see how it responds.

plant id please

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 18:21

What liquid Berghill

I used Gin last time it tasted OK I think.

New lawn turning brown

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 18:17

If you can, use rain water rather than tap water. 

Tap water contains Chlorine that kills the bugs that help the soil provide nutrients to the roots. Even leaving tap water out for 24 hrs before using will help remove the Chlorine as it is a gas. 

You must have noticed how tap water seems to do nothing to a lawn when dry but a little spell of rain water makes it flourish.

Boundary marker

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:51

Depends on what is on ether side of the boundary. If its just grass then put some flat stone down (buried at ground level) Slate is good as it is flat and you can mark the boundary line on it. They might move over the years but they will be roughly in the same place. Mark each end with a post and a straight line. You can get bags of post mix fairly cheep ( about £5 a bag for each post ) 

Do make sure you agree the right position though.

Butternut squash

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:41

You could leave a hose pipe on them 24 hours a day if the ground is prepared right. They are a bit like celery they will just keep drinking water.

Advice needed please!

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:38

All looks well if not a bit dry. Try the BFB and Water well. A mulch will help to retain water as well. 

A soil test kit may be needed if nothing changes just to find out what pH your soil is all other nutrients can be added. 

I would have a word with the guy who sold you the soil and see if he knows of any reason why things have stopped growing but do try a good water first.


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:23

Power jet wash. 

Why do you want to remove it Jane Rouse?

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Coriander. Is it cut and come again?

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National Garden Competition 2015.

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ID? Weed or plant

what if we had our own Id? 
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