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Sowing grass seed in stony soil

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 18:57

Looking good Lucid - always nice when a project comes together  

Mine has settled a bit more and I'll probably add some extra soil and grass seed in spring too. I had to be careful round all the edges when I sowed, as it was very windy and kept blowing onto the path!  I've sown a bit more along them and it's greened up quite well, but I'll also review that in spring. 


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 18:51

Pink are Dianthus and much smaller than the big carnations you get as cut flowers. They're all hardy perennials though - they keep their lovely foliage all year round too.

It might be Sweet Williams you're thinking of though. They're Dianthus as well but different from the perennial kind and have to be grown from seed each year 


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 18:48

Hello all - I'm home from the hill 

Took nearly three hours to get home though - -roadworks. Two hours before I could even get off the road and come back a different way. Should only take just over an hour 

Had a good day. The boots are giving me a strange problem - the collar of the right one is digging in above the ankle bone. Had it on Wyvis on their first outing, and never had that problem with a boot before. It's the reason I went where I did today and not to Glen Etive - -easy to drop down if you have issues .  Other than that they're great. 

That's a big project WW - we'll keep you going if you get jaded 

I recorded the tennis - the Murrays are 'mint'....that's a Verdun-y joke  

Was tempted to grab the one remaining ticket yesterday and go - it was £50. I looked at the price of the tickets a few weeks ago - I'd have to have sold one of the children. They started at about £700/800 !   

When to cut back the Lillies?

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 18:36

I just leave mine too Hosta. Since they're in pots, I can move them out of sight when they start looking a bit rubbish.

Mine still look perfectly green though - and they were flowering quite early too! 

Verbena bonanseris cuttings - can they go out into the border?

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 08:41

Snoodle - try just mixing a good amount of sharp grit with the compost when you plant  them out. If they establish and start growing, they should be fine. It's sitting in wet ground they won't like.  I don't find them difficult here, although I'd created raised beds for the ones I planted last year, but I've had them in previous gardens in clay without problems, and we also get a lot of rain.   


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 08:24

Anything in a pot can be planted out now Silverlight. Just be aware that Bamboo can be invasive depending on the type and your own conditions, so a sturdy barrier in the ground round the plant is recommended  

small tree

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 08:19

You should be fine with the Hibiscus B3 then. Camellias just need the right site. They're tough - wouldn't grow like weeds up here if they weren't - but keep them away from that early morning sun in frosty weather to avoid damage to the new buds and flowers. West facing with shelter on the east is the ideal.


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 08:09

Morning all. Autumn mists here but supposed to be a grand day 

Heading off to the Pentlands near Edinburgh for my walk today. Had a small niggle with the new boots on Wyvis when we were away so don't want to do anything major till I know they're fine. The 5 there will do me as none are over 2,000 feet and it's distance more than anything.

Hope those students behave Jo 

Hope you're feeling well today Pat 

Hope you've got that sunny weather in place for those forum holidaymakers Verd 

Have a good day everyone 


Posted: 18/09/2015 at 21:29

Oh that's sad fidge. I always enjoyed features on his garden. Surely he wasn't that old? 

I've trained myself to empty my ruckie after walks but I often leave my boots in the car till the following week....and they usually have my socks in them as well....

Note to self - must try harder  


Posted: 18/09/2015 at 20:03

Jo - my oldest daughter is starting a new course at a different uni next week so she's been there all week for Fresher's. Right now she's there with her friends for a 24 hour Harry Potter fest.... 

Did some hacking and slashing outside - taking some branches off the pine at the rear of the garden. It will have to come out at some point - should never have been planted there.  I've filled the brown bin  


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