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Rubbish grass

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 14:40

It was laid in March, Tall trees - ideal time. 

Just another thought too Novice - was the soil in good order when the turf went down? Poor drainage or lacklustre soil can cause issues as well, and if there are areas where the turf hasn't made proper contact with the soil, that can cause little dead patches. 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 14:35

Think that kitchen had been put in during the 70s when pine was all the rage Clari. 

Nothing a well aimed,  lit match couldn't have sorted though... 

I think we improved it slightly....

I loved the vaulted ceiling - but it was a b***er to paint. Just as well I don't mind heights! 

Wonks - an outside tap is such a godsend. Wish I'd done it as soon as I moved in here. I was intending doing it when the building work got done, but since it was all delayed, I should just have got someone to do that at least. What an amount of time and effort it saves.


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 13:08

Coaches, of course, are paid to be critics. They'd be no good at their job otherwise  

KJT does struggle with the big occasion - that's well documented. However, praise where it's due. She certainly rose to the occasion last night. 

Of course we can criticise people we like and admire DHR. However, the criticism should always be tempered with a little bit of admiration, unless you have personal experience of the event or sport in question and have competed at a similar level. 

I think we can be rightly proud of all our sportsmen and women just now. No one goes to an Olympic games  hopping they'll 'only' get a bronze. They're aiming for gold every time.  Everyone at the highest level in their sport is capable of beating the very best if they aren't at their absolute peak, and that's what usually drives them and keeps them motivated. 

Rubbish grass

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:27

Ah - no problem Novice. It's fairly normal for it to be a bit hit and miss initially. Unless there's an underlying issue, it will probably benefit from a bit of feeding and tlc. I'd wait till next spring to start a good regime, although others might suggest a seaweed feed or something similar, before colder weather sets in.

Keeping it cut correctly will benefit it - don't cut too short, especially if you've had a hot, dry spell. If you only take a little off and do it regularly, that will help. Leaving it slightly longer in hot weather is also a good idea. 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:20

Moving Viburnum opulus

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:19

It's a lovely shrub Chrissie. I was considering it for a spot in my boundary too, but I'm opting for a tinus because I need an evergreen for screening and for filtering the wind that batters through the garden.

Good luck with moving it  


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:15

It was the strip lights that really sold it Liri 

It was the amount of cleaning it required in order to use it that was  the main issue...

Rain went off again so I've put washingout...fingers are crossed. H****work has been getting done instead of gardening, otherwise people may leave messages in the dust...

Will get out shortly though...


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:11

Thoroughly agree doc. The two girls looked genuinely pleased with their efforts, and appreciative of each other   

Buying plants on-line

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:08

Ooops - I meant to do that Verd...

Good point about telling them you've mentioned it here. naming and shaming seems to be the only way with some companies unfortunately. Shouldn't have to resort to that but nowadays, it seems necessary in many cases.

Full refund really 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:05

It was a great competition Dove, wasn't it? Both girls involved were superb  

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