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What topsoil to use for overseeding

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 15:44

Our local golf course uses sharp sand mixed with grass seed to fill divot holes.  Works well.

Update on new wildlife pond

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 13:41
Thanks Chris, I may have to put the big ones into the pond shortly as I will be away for a while. I am hoping that they will live on pondweed during my absence. I could ask a neighbour to feed them I suppose. There is not much info on what they feed on in the wild online. Boiled lettuce and spinach doesn't seem right to me.

border soil help

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:52

The house next door to me is up for sale.  Care to move in?  I would love to have you as a neighbour. 

Advice on front garden please

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:49

Is there a busy road out front?  

happy gardening

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:44

We also refer to the weather experienced recently as a Vivaldi Day, also use Day for Ducks, Stair Rod Day, Positively Balmy, Brass Monkey, Arctic, and my favourite....Perfect!

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Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:35

Yesterday I removed daisies from a neighbours lawn and transplanted them into my little, soon to be, wildflower meadow.  We are both happy and much faster than growing from seed.  Looking for buttercups now!


Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:30

Good morning Wakeshine.  Lovely helpful people on here so do join in

Huge bramble in my laurel hedge

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:27

You could try painting it with a systemic weed killer, I would put it into a plastic bag first  to protect the laurel then paint it, seal the bag then wait.  If it doesn't work try bruising the shoot and painting again.

Update on new wildlife pond

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:17



Update on new wildlife pond

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:11

Three weeks ago my little wildlife pond was started and now houses lots of happy active little tadpoles which I am feeding on boiled lettuce and spinach (just because the pond is new).  I kept five tadpoles in a bowl inside so that I could observe them up close even when the weather was awful.  My problem now is that the indoor tadpoles have developed much faster than their brothers and sisters outside and I suspect that if I put them in the pond they will, when they stop being vegetarian, eat all their siblings.     Any advice?


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Update on new wildlife pond

Three weeks later 
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Small wildlife pond

Is tap water a complete no-no? 
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Cost effective moss killer

Recommendations needed 
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Yet another beautiful day!

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Unusual sight in park

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Edible, poisonous, hallucogenic?

Mystery mushrooms taking over. 
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Should I be afraid?.

Mystery visitor spreading through the border 
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Identification gratefully appreciated

Mystery spreading plant 
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Autumn flowering wallflowers

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Winter project

Magical fairy garden for my granddaughters 
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Shredded branches as mulch?

Adding organic matter or depleting plants of nutrients? 
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Thinking of surrendering 
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Squirrel with taste for crocosmia 
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