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Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:41

I had the sandwich left from my walk Hosta, an egg and some oatcakes 

New lawn from seed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:37

I'd say you should have cut it sooner Matt 

I also have a new lawn which was sown in June. It's been cut about four or five times. 

It's not too late - make the first cut quite high so that you don't take too much off and then cut regularly - you can lower the height a bit after the first cut. Ideally you never take off more than a third of the height at a time.

I'm cutting about once a week or ten days now - I was cutting every five days because we had a lot of growth with the amount of rainfall here. It does depend on your own conditions re soil and climate.

Don't do anything apart from that - in spring you can feed it. It's too soon just now. Hope that's of some help  


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:31

A little sob is perfectly acceptable  

Cake may be required as well to ease the pain 


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:25

We'll be here chick 

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:24

Autumn's been here for several weeks and the season has been non existent anyway. I normally remove quite a lot of foliage as the fruits ripen, especially as they're planted quite closely, but this year I don't have many on the vine to start with...


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:21

He fell on his back at one point - beautiful purple colour underneath! I love finding something tiny in those vast moorland landscapes 

Make sure she does it herself -  it'll be good practice for Uni chicky. Working the machine is a vital life skill after all  

Raised flower bed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:14

Exciting project Tiny. You could include a climber in your planting scheme too - to train up the fence. 


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:09

Is she away for quite a while chicky? Mine have never wanted to go to festivals - thankfully! My niece went to T in the Park a few times. Makes me itch just thinking about it 

I had some great views today - always a bonus 

That poor beetle was struggling to make his way up that bit of carex and he kept sliding back down to the end. Poor soul. He was quite a plump little chap though 

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:03

It's mad stuff RB. Love the nasturtium too 

We had a lovely sunrise this morning Bob - unfortunately I was in the car so couldn't get a pic. The day turned out very well weather wise so it looks as if the little proverbs were off the mark today!

This was the moon last night viewed from my back door, courtesy of older fairylet 


 and this moss covered wall, in the forest on my back from my walk, caught my eye


 The famous Corrie Fee 'amphitheatre' in Glen Doll 



Buxus - help needed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:53

What sort of size are they Gavin and in what size of pot? Anything in a pot needs a bit of extra care re feeding and watering. Wind can dry potted plants out just as much sun too. It may simply be that one is catching more sun/wind than the other  

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