Latest posts by Fairygirl

growing latrius spicata

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:30

Yes - you can Buccs, although I'm not sure it's really a good pot specimen. Great for insects 

Looks best among other perennials, grasses and shrubs. It's an excellent vertical accent for more rounded planting  


Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:13

Happy Birthday Fruitcake  

Are you having fruit cake ?....


Growing lettuce in pots

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:06

I always grow my lettuce in pots GD. It's easier to control the slugs that way although it can still be a battle. Off the ground and plenty of grit etc works best for me.  I sow in succession so that there's always a few back ups. They grow well with a bit of shade.

I'd have thought they'd get a bit hot and limp in your greenhouse but it's always worth a try. Perhaps you can have them outside during the day - up off the ground  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 07:56

Lovely spring show Hefty. You must be delighted with how it all looks. 

Your magnolia's gorgeous DD. I've always wanted one but never quite got round to planting one in any garden I've had. 

Moles BL   Hope you don't get too much damage in borders

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 07:52

Katie I believe Verd. Batten your hatches. Have you got any hatches to batten? 

I see there's some nice wooden furniture on sale though - we could make a bonfire 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 07:36

Can you get me some lawn feed too Dove? Couldn't get near the GC last Sunday - it was mobbed 

Morning by the way and afties Pat.  Glad you're feeling good 

Ferdiddling down here - at least the cold, whining wind has died down though. I shall get a cuppa and see what's what on here 

reseeding a lawn

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 20:55

I sowed a new lawn last summer and because of the time of year, it grew pretty quickly. I probably cut it when it was about 2 or 3 inches, only taking a little off the height. If you're sowing next week it'll probably take a few weeks to germinate and then another few weeks to get a reasonable amount of growth, which takes us into early/mid May. I think it would be fine to be cutting it then  

The important thing is to  cut regularly, only taking a little off,  and that will help keep it in good shape. You can always reseed any little bits that haven't taken 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 20:40

I used it a few days ago Dove - for the same reason. Some people just don't get the message  


reseeding a lawn

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 20:34

It largely depends on your ground musher. It might take several weeks for the new growth to reach a couple of inches or so, a bit longer at this time of year. It's really just a case of checking your conditions so it can be difficult to state a definite length of time.   If the ground's very wet it's best to keep off it whether there's new growth or not. 

Have you recently reseeded parts of your lawn?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 19:21

Better for you honey - in moderation of course  

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