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How soon to wait after applying lawn weed and feed before sowing seed

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 12:37

I'd leave it till spring now Diskob. You could remove dead material if you want, but seed is unlikely to germinate now unless you're in a really mild area. It's simply too cold now. 

Spring is the ideal time to get stuck in and sort any issues. Cut the grass regularly, if conditions allow, but don't cut it too short. It will recover a bit and be better prepared for the winter weather onslaught 


Posted: 05/10/2016 at 08:12

Dan - it's prolonged exposure to wet conditions that's more likely to see them off. Many plants can withstand a fair bit of dry cold - often more than they're supposed to - as long as the roots aren't sitting in cold wet soil. 

If you have a shelterd spot - near a house wall for instance-  that can help protect them. Small plants will need a bit more. An odd night here and there of frost probably won't do much harm, but small plants always need more protection than bigger ones. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 08:06

That's gorgeous Pat. I've said it before here, but , it's so important to look up isn't it?  I think we often forget how wonderful the stuff above our head is!  Cloud formations are stunning.

I'm much more aware of it when I'm on a hill on a day like Sunday. The buzzards were out and the stags bellowing up in the corries, so looking up to try and see them gives a whole new perspective. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 08:00

Morning all/afties Pat. Dog seems happy enough - how are you keeping these days? 

A day off chicky? How very dare you 

DD - it's all progress. You'll have days when it seems difficult again, and a bit like I was on Sunday on that hill - one step forward and about three back - but it's like the old question of how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...  

Chilly here but dry and bright. The girl on the Scottish news has a lovely rising sun behind her   

Tulips in pots

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 07:54

Three times the depth  of the bulb for planting, but it's less important in pots. For tulips, that's about five or six inches of soil above the bulb. You can plant more densely in a pot than in the ground too.

Solid Wood Furniture UK

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 07:51

Three of these already pansyface. That's a lot of bonfires eh? 

Episide 26

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 07:49

You could ask Mr Google -  just put in 'garden centres in Hampshire'  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 18:36

Good to see you T'bird. I was going to let you know there was another Grand Tours series on, but thought you must have been on holiday as you'd not been on. A 'grand tour' of your own!  

Glad it was bonny for you 

Last edited: 04 October 2016 18:37:23

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 18:08

A couple of pix taken when I came home today.

Cupanis still flowering well 

Hellebore Blue Lady flowering again

Spartina at the back, Hackenochloa in front of it, and Phormium in foreground

Pile of logs

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:51

Abso totally lutely ,  B3!  

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