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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 14:58

It's about 2 degrees here and hailstones and sleet. 

Can I swap you for a couple of days Verd? 

Lawn problems

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 14:53

A mix of soil and compost spread over the area to fill the holes. Ideally you would pull a plank or something similar over it to get the level, but that might be a bridge too far. You can do it by eye instead - filling the holes and treading lightly to firm it. Do a bit at a time if it's a big area.  You might have to do it a few times over the summer to get it looking more level, as weather will cause it to settle. Sow grass seed on those areas and a little extra over the rest of the lawn to blend it all in. 

I expect you could get someone to do the job for you initially, if you felt that was beyond you, and you could just top up any little bits that sink at a later date. 

We all need a bit of cheering up

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 14:46

Lovely jubbly everyone. Gorgeous orchid cornelly  

I'm having another one as well then....




Posted: 20/02/2016 at 14:42

James - I think pansyface requested a bit more info because it helps to know what soil you have, what aspect, what dimensions the pergola is ( I had a friend with one twenty feet long) and what other planting/structures etc are around the area. That has an impact on what suggestions are made. 

We all need a bit of cheering up

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 14:24

Lovely idea Yvie 

So many to choose from but I loved this last year - my new lawn, and Niobe in flower



Not sure what to do with this space.

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 14:19

Yvie - I think that would be a lovely idea When can I move in? 

Seriously - it's a good spot for it, and the ivy and other little bits and bobs would grow round it and over it.You can then tweak them as time goes on. A small uplighter would be a good addition too - carefully positioned to just highlight it 

How do snowdrops naturally divide?

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 13:05

I've bought them in the past Verd - the little clumps I have were a present from my sis when I moved in here. There wasn't much of anything in the 'garden' , so I think it would be nice to have a good display of them. Something cheery to leave for future owners too   

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:57

Verd - stop with the 'dry and mild' or I'll have to send a plague of frogs to you....again! 

No chance of anything remotely resembling gardening here. My neighbour cut her grass a few days ago...not sure why. Can't begin to describe what it looks like....

I fed the birds and contemplated looking at stuff online (garden stuff I mean) and then I  watched the birds. 


Thompson & Morgan

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:43

I'd agree JIMMY, I've had seeds from them - nothing else.

Thompson & Morgan

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:18

You'll need to contact them directly yourself Susan. 

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