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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 18:59

New idea for structuring planting beds

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 18:58

Hmmm....if it quacks etc....


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 18:57

Thanks R. Of course, I will hunt you sown if the sun doesn't arrive on cue...

I'm  having serious tennis withdrawal symptoms Topbird 

Wild bird feeding

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 18:54

Will - you  might find that someone in the area is chucking bread (or similar) out which attracts these flying vermin. I have the same issue  -  someone across teh road has seagulls and all sorts in their garden hanging about most of the day   Hard to stop unless you know the offender and can reason with them.

Cheap bird food is often padded out with barley which attracts pigeons of all kinds so feeding the no mess stuff, though more expensive, is cheaper in the long run. Not saying that will solve the issue but worth a try.  

Or contacting the council perhaps?

New lawn a bit sad.

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 18:29

New turf shouldn't be fed too soon after laying but it will recover. The eventual appearance also depends how much wear the grass gets and how perfect you want it to be. If the area's a bit shady you'll always have a slight  issue , but in spring you can scarify to remove the thatch ,give it some Weed and feed and then mow regularly - little and often helps the grass thrive.  You can scarify just now or in autumn too, but it will look a bit rough for a while. Some oversowing with a seed suited to shadier areas might also help, but perhaps best to wait till spring and take a view on it then. 

Capability Found from Spun Gold

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 18:21

Not really a fan of Mr B. He destroyed just as much as he created. Just my personal opinion of course - for what it's worth 

Overgrown garden and novice gardener!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:59

Hi GreenNovice. Good advice from the others re taking it a piece at a time, although I know how frustrating it can be when you want to get it all done now! Another idea in a big space is to go round and take photos at one month intervals so that you can see what's there, when it flowers or fruits and so on. It also means that when you're tackling the messy bits, you can see what you've achieved when you feel a bit disillusioned. 

The flax can be moved but you might find it quite hard going to get it all out in one piece - it will depend on your soil and what else is around it etc. The good thing about that is, it will benefit from being split! 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:51

RB - I always love the bees when they have their 'orange trousers' on 

One of life's best simple pleasures - watching bees work away gathering pollen 


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:49

Lots of rain here last week LP. Great for my new lawn though.. lovely and green and only sown week before last... 

Have a nice time Panda 

Bring out your planters!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:41

I had a similar issue when i moved here a couple of years ago - all paving and horrible gravel. I built timber raised beds of varying sizes along one fence which now house all sorts of stuff. This is from last year - all the paving and gravel has now gone :

Looked like this in May:

And this one's next to the above :



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