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Posted: 21/10/2017 at 11:08

Have a lovely birthday chicky  


Is it too late to sow a new lawn?

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 11:04

I'm not sure why Edd says spring isn't suitable either Kamo, although where I am, late spring is the earliest I could sow grass seed and be sure enough it will germinate reliably. Ground's too wet and cold, as well as overhead temps. The timing of sowing really depends on your own conditions, in my opinion. A couple of years ago, I sowed a new lawn in June. I can get away with that because of the amount of rainfall, whereas people in the south east might struggle because it would be too dry at that time of year. The seed I sowed this July didn't germinate because of the (admittedly unusual ) conditions we had, but it has now rotted. Even the birds didn't want it!

Ground will settle quite a bit over winter with the weather, so I'd definitely leave it so that you can adjust that next year, but others disagree, so it's really up to you I'm afraid. 

Plant ID - Pine

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 10:06

I'd agree with nut too. That's gonna be a monster 

I think the person who planted one at the back of my garden was also sold one that was allegedly a mugo...it's currently around twenty feet and will have to come out. Shame - as the birds enjoy it and the squirrels eat the cones, but it's roots are cracking the pavement and isn't really happy as it doesn't have the room it needs.

Suitability for a couple of plants

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 10:00

If the post is too big - ie too much text and photos - you won't get it all in one post 

I'd be inclined to go for a shrub of some kind which can be 'wall trained', or a climber. Ceanothus posssibly. That looks a very tight space for a big shrub. Buddleias will manage anywhere by comparison. Something like an alpina clematis might do well there, and they don't need too much attention once the stems  are trained in. Your other clematis has probably suffered by being too dry. Most clems need a lot of water and a decent space for their roots. The alpinas cope with a drier spot so it might be fine in that small area once established. The honeysuckle will struggle too if it doesn't have enough moisture.

I don't think wisteria is suitable either to be honest. You need access to prune etc. and they get very big.

The other issue though is foliage dropping into the pond - big shrubs have a lot of foliage when mature so you'd need to have netting in place. You might be better with an evergreen which will need less attention and no dropping foliage - something like a Euonymous. They will 'climb' when planted against a wall or fence. 

How to varnish/seal plastic planter

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 09:46
sandybolko says:

Can I put a clear varathane  over rope

See original post

 What's varathane? 

How to Plant From Seed step by step

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 09:45

God loves a trier, nut - eh?  

Laburnum Tree

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 09:43

When you say black, which bit is black? The seed pods are black when formed.

Have you a photo?

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

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 09:40

Morning all/afties Pat - any more rain?  

Hippo Birdy chicky...21 again   

Have a cake - it's egg free...just for you  

Have a great day and enjoy your outing 

Hope you're a bit more chipper today doc

Sorry - but I slept for Britain last night Hosta 

Has anyone been blown away by the wind yet today? Hope not. Batten hatches and all that.

Wet, and weird black sky with sun here recently. Looked a bit thundery when I got up, but it's a bit steadier now. Need more tea...

How to Plant From Seed step by step

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 09:30

Well - it is the weekend, nut   

If you highlight you can right click and go to the site. As already said - grandmothers and sucking eggs.....

reported anyway

Last edited: 21 October 2017 09:33:08

Lambs Ear?

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 18:29

Oh no,no,no Edd - these are Lambs' Tails....

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