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When to plant spring bulbs?

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 18:40

In a word - yes  

Tulips in particular. Just keep them all in a cool place for now Sam 


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 18:39

We can't accurately predict weather more than two days in advance. 

and even then - be prepared

Load of old toss, nut - isn't it?  


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 18:24

You'll have to ask oldest fairylet Verd - she'll probably make it 

Or I might have to make it myself if she's not back from Uni... I made a nice choccy loaf tin cake when we went our hols. With fudgy choccy icing 


T'bird - I got a nice pic across to Arisaig when we were away, and Ullapool is a a special place for me. I did a thread with some of our pix. If I'm brave I might put a pic on of me skimming stones there...

Glad you had a good time B'man. Nothing to beat our country when the sun shines...or sets 


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 17:34

Hi all. Sorry if this post's a little tear stained. I've been crying since I came home to find cheques from some fantastic people on this forum. You all know who you are.

You're just brilliant, and you've no idea how much it means to me to have had your support xxx

Oldest fairylet is organising the pix  of  Pudsey's (and Fairy's ) outing to the Pentlands, for a slide show, so I hope to have that ready tomorrow or Thursday to put on here.

Maybe Thursday as that's my birthday - 21 again - and there may even be cake!  

Lawn is mostly moss!

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 12:49

I'll just add that, if it's mostly moss, it's probably quite shady. A treatment of weed and feed in spring will help (you can do this a few times ) and regular mowing through the season - not too short - encourages the grass to spread sideways and become stronger.

Removing the dead moss and thatch (as ppauper has outlined) will leave large areas needing reseeded. Spring is best for this because it's too late for it to germinate now, so you'd be wasting time and money.  Use a seed specifically for shade, if that's the main issue. You'll be surprised how quickly it'll improve   

Conifers dying back

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 12:41

Resolva starts working very quickly. It's why it's the only one I ever use - when I use it. For dandelions in particular, it's the best, because the others are so slow, you get umpteen at flowering/seeding stage before the weedkiller starts working 

It could be animal damage too - you usually mention that Verd 

Dog or cat pee, Valerie.  Foxes even?


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 12:36

Dove - would medical books carefully arranged be DOC then?....


Hostafan1 wrote (see)

tee hee Verdun. Your idea of "very warm" and mine are very different.

For me very warm doesn't start below 25C


and you call yourself a Scot, Hosta....  

Glad you had a good hol Bushman. Not sure if you were away at the same time as me but we had stunning weather up north too 


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 08:13

Slag bol - I'm saying nowt...  

Take care of yourself WW - I know how easy it is to get a bit run down when you have all that stuff going on. Workmen are a complete pain in the h**e when they're unreliable aren't they?

No time for extra cuppas here, Clari and T'bird - have to go to t'mill now - but I'll have another one when I get there. Good strong Yorkshire tea for me  

See you all later 

Falling leaves-loads of em.

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 07:56

Just to add to what Golarne has said about shredding Photinia leaves, Jennifer - anything waxy or leathery takes longer to break down just because it's more solid.  Laurel and ivy are examples.   Shredding helps enormously with those, or the aforementioned lawnmower method if you don't have a shredder 

Autumn colour

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 07:52

Hosta can put a heater on and live vicariously through your spring/summer garden Pat  

Yvie - that's fantastic. They must have just the right spot - and they look very tasty  

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