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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 10:58

Morning all - it is still morning isn't it? 

Feeling very wishy washy and lethargic - can't shift this cough and cold at all. Planned to walk today but will potter outside (does shifting soil count?) and try and get out tomorrow. 

I agree with Liri Wonks - I had a very similar Carex to the first one, but there's so many types that are similar. Could the second one be a Panicum? They're often quite upright like that. Not sure. The last one could be a Luzula....

Sorry to hear about your news Kitty. Always worse when it's completely out the blue. 

I've experienced panic attacks also - not great when you're in the car, which is where I got mine. I think they gradually went when I accepted the reasons why I was experiencing them, and then just took short, well known  journeys and then gradually increased them. Great that you have good support, and I hope it improves for you Mynx. Like so many issues, it's little steps isn't it?   

Take it easy on Monday Hosta. No running and jumping or dancing in the aisles...

I'll echo the advice Dove - in the ground 

Inverted Tulips

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 15:24

Easy to over complicate things rich! 

But then - it's only easy if you know the answer! 

You'll have no problem finding a stockist I should think.  

Inverted Tulips

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:51

Snap Dove  

Inverted Tulips

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:50

Fritillaria imperialis (crown imperial) is the nearest thing here rich. It looks like the same plant from your photos although I've not  heard it called a tulip. It's a member of the lily family  

Weed help - newbie gardener!

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:41
Rem1208 says:

Thank you!! Will give it this year and see how it goes and make a decision next year!

next question....does anyone know how to get a husband (who wanted a garden) enthusiastic about gardening? 

 Might be easier to get a new husband Rem....

CUSTOMER SERVICE Gerbera plants I bought from van meuwen dies

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:38

Take photos, and send them in an email describing what feedback/advice you've had. Tell them you've posted them on this forum as well. Make it clear you want a refund as the plants are not as described, or fit for purpose. 

Email the same photos and message every day until someone responds.  Unfortunately, customer service is often severely lacking with these companies. 

Don't give up - good luck  

Lawn Care & Treatment

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:31

Hi Adam, as Dave says, companies don't use anything different to what we mere mortals use.

My grass was more buttercups and dandelions than grass when I moved here 3 years ago. There are now very few weedy areas which I deal with as follows :

I use a granular lawn feed in spring once the grass starts growing - usually Scott's lawn feed ( they make the Evergreen products) That feeds everything, including the weeds, but it also means that when I apply a weed and feed (about 4 weeks later) the grass is growing more strongly and there's more for the 'weed' part to get to grips with.  I use any make of weed and feed - I find the DIY store one just as good as the brands. I probably only use it once more - later in the summer - if necessary. You can also use liquid seaweed as a feed. There are quite a few  available.

Regular mowing is the best thing for your grass. Only take off about a third - don't scalp it. The grass then spreads sideways and becomes more dense. 

I expect if you take a look online, you'll find large quantities available for bigger lawns. Hope that helps a little  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:14

Very pretty but it wouldn't survive here either. Takes me all my time to survive the winter, never mind the plants 

Scalping new lawn, upset :(

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:05

That's the option I'm using Clari, especially as mine's  seed sown. 

You might find a combination of the two methods works well Mick. If it's just a gentle hollow, adding soil/compost and seed is easier. 

It looks very good anyway  

Camera Talk

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:02

Let's see yarrow - smug, full of his own importance, ignoring everything round him....yes, definitely a politician....

Lovely blue tit. Aren't they just so tiny when you think how much room those feathers take up 

Glad you like the hill pix, kind of you to say so.

Love the blackbird David. I really need to learn a bit about shutter speeds and other more complicated thingies on the camera....  

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