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Frank Davidson

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Plant DNA

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 23:08

Yes it will inherit the sex of the parent.



Hiding my mistake!

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 03:04
Tetley wrote (see)

I would use this opportunity to make a big change.  Get the conifers chopped down, and grind the stumps out.  Improve the soil. and plant a lovely mixed shrubbery with a few climbers.   A trellis with a seat maybe........    ...maybe keep a couple of stumps to place a bird feeder or bath ....make a fairy garden with "house"   ????

A load of s*it.




Would do it

I think I've killed the lawn

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:21

Yeah, birds, mammals and some inverts will have it. If it's smaller areas of lawn affected you could sow in seed trays under cover and transplant if you can wait for patches to spread of their own accord.

I don't know what your local retailers are like but you can maybe get  a wider choice of grass seed from an amenity supplier eg Germinal Amenity, Grass seed Store, Cotswold Seeds or most agricultural seed merchants than at a unit-shifting shed. They're better in my experience to advise on ratios for your situation Festuca, Rye, Bentgrass, meadow grasses and if you want nitrogen-fixing clover.

An invasion of you forum lot's privacy...

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 00:08
Verdun wrote (see)

I'm a secret agent as well as a gardener.  Need to be discreet .....besides, no selfie stick 

One of my shoes is missing. Did you break in and steal it for the secret service?

tv programmes

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 23:19

There's nothing for this year on Carol Klein's IMDB page, though Carol Klein's Plant Odyssey was mentioned in the Telegraph gardening columns..

I couldn't advise on programmes on independent television, can't stick it, only watch whatever is on BBC iPlayer

tv programmes

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 23:12

The Secret History Of The British Garden Monty Don

deformed tomatoes

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:49

+1 on overheating. Even up north they need some shading at this time of year. Tomatoes need a bit of air circulation too. If there's someone around about noon, open the greenhouse door as well at the auto vent. 

You could also water the greenhouse deck in the morning if it's likely to be scorchio.

I think I've killed the lawn

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:35

Personally, I wouldn't go and dig it up and overseed it, which seems like unnecessary work and expenditure

I think I've killed the lawn

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 18:59

Haha, almost everyone, though about half of us who can make it have less difficulty putting it in the watering can than the other half.

I think I've killed the lawn

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 18:42

Five weeks in, the granules should all be dissolved. If the drainage is OK then yes you could water the lawn. 

Timescale? Perhaps this season. It should recover next.

My neighbour killed his at the end of last season with the double whammy of a short scalped cut and excess Iron Sulphate lawn sand  (weedkiller concentrations). His grass didn't stand a chance, I'm sure your lawn will fare better

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