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Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:32

Is it just me but I don't understand that post by Bearded Iris 

Covering expose liner in a pond

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:29

Steve - what a complete pain in the you know what  

Would it be possible to plant some low growing evergreens round the edges and blend them in to your other planting to disguise it? It's such a lot of work if you have to remove it and start again.

Is my cherry dying?

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:17

Hi Matthew - to help the tree initially I'd clear the area from the edge of the sleepers to about 2 feet behind the tree so that you have a proper border for it to grow in rather than just the small space it's in now. Keep grass and any other weeds well away from it too. That way, whenever you do apply feed or water etc it's going to the cherry not the grass or other planting nearby. You mention the soil being clay, so is the drainage poor there as well? That can affect growth. Clay is a great medium for plants of all types providing there's suitable drainage and plants aren't getting waterlogged.

How and Why does my lawn grow so high??

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 09:52

Grass has to be cut frequently in the growing season. At least once a week. We've had a lot of rain here so I'm currently doing mine about every five days. A  weed and feed used in spring will help get rid of weeds and promote growth (of the grass) but if you let it get long and then scalp it you'll simply weaken the grass and allow weeds to get a hold. Dog urine causes bare patches so don't let the dog use the grass - train it to use a specially prepared area somewhere else.


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 09:47

Lovely doc - hope you thoroughly enjoy both of those 

Clearing up here so I may drag myself into the garden and see what's what out there. Birds are enjoying the mealworms anyway. I've done very little so far this year other than tidying and cutting the grass 

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 09:43

You and me both doc. I felt like that yesterday in the car park at Arrochar but fortunately I was taking a different route from most and only had to suffer the hordes on the first bit of the path....b****y Bank Holidays 

It's why I can't 'do' any of these garden shows...or shopping centres either

'braying' chicky - very apt!   

Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 09:37

Beautiful pics doc and chicky 

I love the auriculas too chicky. They're so precise.

What was the airman sculpture made of?

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 09:25

I will now call you Miss chicky 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 09:18

Beautiful pics as always David and BL. 

Which clematis is that David? The purple one from yesterday.

chicky - that bed has really matured and is  looking very pretty 


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:50

Verd  Only ever heard them on the hills and only in that area I think, but my memory isn't what it was 

BL - I think you deserve a few jam doughnuts after all the work you've been doing recently   

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