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Yellow patchy lawn

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 10:37

Hi Julia - some if us have answered on the other thread too. 

We've mainly suggested the same as Dove  

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 10:35

Pat -      

Whay is this?

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 10:34

It's not hardy here, as already said, so use it outdoors in a sunny spot over summer. If you only want a pot or two, you can overwinter the pots in their entirety, but otherwise, follow Bilje's advice and take cuttings for using next year. 

It's native to hot, dry countries, so that's always a good indicator for it's use here.  

End of October too late for grass seed?

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 10:27

Bit of rain'll soon sort that, Julia  

I'd leave it and perhaps use the autumn product  - it doesn't promote lush growth as that's counter productive at this time of year.

Scalping has caused most of the issue there, but it's grass. It'll recover  


Posted: 11/10/2017 at 10:23

..and here's what they look like when they're 'all growed up'  Kate.

Really pretty - even when so well camouflaged on my gravel   

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 10:18

With you on that BL - 24 is too hot for me never mind 34. I can hear Hosta's horrified screams from here....

Hope your aches and pains are easing a bit. Dacha's toe as well. 

Rather hideous day here. Still got some of the wardrobe to finish - doors and drawers - so I'll be doing that. It took over an hour to unpack it and get all the packaging gathered and into the car. Daughter helped me, but we were still building it at eleven last night, with just a break for dinner. At least five hours. Jeez. That company could learn a thing or two from Ikea about flat pack construction. Couldn't use power tools, because of the design, and it was all screwed together. 

We did stop occasionally to have a little dance to suitable songs on the radio...  

Will try and do some pix when I finish the path Pat. The bit round the front still has a bit to do as well, mainly the edging to the border. Paving and gravelling is done.

DD- the others are right - some people are just ar*****es. Bridge looks fab. There's a Paul Simon song I'm very fond of (Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy) and one line in particular means a lot to me -   # Most folks never catch their stars.

You crack on and keep catching them xxx

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 13:27

I've been a couple of times Hosta, although I think it's currently undergoing some renovation. The girls enjoyed going when they were small. 

I think there are lots of managers who could do with a bit of training regarding appreciating staff. Morale is low in lots of industries, and just saying thanks goes a long way to boosting that. Costs nothing does it?  More and more, when I order anything, if there's a chance to review or thank the company and staff, I do it. Takes a few minutes of my time when I'm having a cuppa. If more people did that it would surely make a difference all round. We're always quick to moan, so we should also be quick to thank when something's good. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 12:57

Oh well - wardrobe here. Now I'll have to put the b***er together. Clothes everywhere  

Got on with a bit more of the path edging but will need some more mortar to do the gaps so that it's nice and neat and  firm. Raining again so I've had to come in. 

I'm not really a 'sea' person, but I'm totally in awe of it and thoroughly enjoyed my little trip last month, even though I was there because I couldn't get a hill. Stunning, and memorable. 

Good luck with the fencing Iain. Electric fencing is the answer to a lot of issues with stock  

Allium problem

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 12:47

It's one of the reasons they don't always look so good in pots, unless they have something else in front of them. The leaves start dying back even before they're in flower, and it can look a bit rough. 

Pruning castor oil plant

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 10:57

It's a mature plant you have, so I'm not sure it would recover from that... 

Perhaps someone has done that and can advise though.

Or is that your way of keeping the wife happy, rweldon? 

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