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Enlarging a pond

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:36

Brilliant Sbeetle 

Keep taking pix and update us with them as you go along. All very satisfying isn't it? 

Keep lawn looking nice

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:34

Hi Chris. Couple of things - is the back shadier than the front? It'll always be more work to keep it looking good if it's shady but that doesn't mean you can't have a decent bit of grass. How big is the area? A bit of aerating and weed and feed etc as Verd described already will keep most lawns looking smart.

It also depends on what you use the grass for, how much time you have and how much wear it will get - kids, dogs and  so on, and how 'perfect' you want it to be. I'd wait till spring now to use moss killers and feeds but others may say different. I don't have any experience of chafers but someone else here will be able to advise on that.  Feed every 9 weeks seems quite a lot to me 

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:10

Pine cones are lovely too, and anything lemony 

Hate tomato foliage  but love basil and crushed rosemary 

Musk oil KEF - and my sis had a lovely cheesecloth shirt 

WD40 for me too Forester 

Astible leaf browning

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:03

I'd agree with Dove - they're not brilliant in pots except short term so if you keep them in a pot try to get them in a bit of shade next year and make sure they don't dry out 


What is this cute little beauty please?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 08:57

Sorry Tootles - I saw the word cutting and made an instant assessment ruling out any annuals  - didn't even enlarge the pic 

Should have gone to Specsavers 

If you can find Iberis sempervirens it will give you the same effect but perennial 


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 08:53

Morning all. Been a frost here after all the monsoony rain yesterday but I've had a lovely long sleep and only just up and about. Having some of your coffee for a change Dove 

These things are a pain fidget but glad you've got sorted now - hopefully no more large outgoings in the offing.

Fingers crossed for you DD 

Hope weather holds Dove, for you and anyone else taking part in a service today. Nice to see they're letting the Tower poppies stay for a couple more weeks. I think it has helped more people -especially youngsters - realise what it all means as the direct link is now so fragile. It's a stunning tribute and memorial. 

Off to look round as I fell asleep early last night after being out. Have a good day everyone 

What is this cute little beauty please?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:45

It's perennial and evergreen I think - I used to have some in a previous garden. I'm sure you could do  cuttings but not sure if now would be the right time. Probably after flowering in late spring /summer would be best,  but I expect there's no harm in trying!


Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:39

Filthy night here - a lot of flooding on the roads when I was out. Tried to get some pea/bean netting at GC to cover my 'grass' area to stop  ****** cats using it  and they had nothing. Useless. Ordered some online. I have an arrangement of string and canes for the moment but it's not very satisfactory - or attractive. 

Well done chicky and BL - that's a lot of tulips planted! I love them but they often get battered by weather here just when they come out, so I'm sticking with a few in pots and didn't buy any more for this year. I've got two tons of gravel to buy  

I can smell that pud from here chicky 

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:32

I agree KEF re the pyracantha - hawthorn as well for me  

Lesley - the smell of a C*******s cake cooking is heavenly 

My youngest daughter bought incense sticks yesterday. I walked into her room last night and it was like instantly being transported back to the seventies. All I needed was an Afghan coat  and some Bob Dylan.... 

Freshly cut grass for me is one of the best.

I also like bonemeal  

What is this cute little beauty please?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:26

Candytuft Tootles - Iberis to give it it's posh name. Very useful little groundcover plant  

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