Latest posts by Greg4

Wood charcoal ash

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 14:23
Is it ok to use lump wood charcoal on my soil or compost? This is lump wood and not the brickets

Getting the perfect lawn [pictures]

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 16:10
I would invest in a good spreader those cheap ones aren't very good as they do tend to drop too much feed in some places. I find the Scott's spreaders very good. About ??40

ClImbing rose

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 21:43
Buddy boy did you cut into the main stem or just the lateral shoots?

ClImbing rose

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 18:58
Thanks all, it gets lots of light especially around the base. I'll give it a good feed and see how it goes.

Tips and advice needed for new lawn.

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 17:14
When you have prepared the site, dug it over, you could let the site fallow for a few weeks to allow any weed seeds to germinate and then hoe them off before you lay the new turf.

ClImbing rose

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 17:06
Hi I have a climbing rose where all the shoots and leaf growth and flowers are all along the top section. If I cut back hard will it stimulate growth lower down the plant? I don't know what variety the rose is.

Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:23
Laurel, privet both quick to establish.

grass help

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:21
Can vouch for tomato sauce, we give our dog sardine in Tom sauce. Seems to work. Or there are something called dog rocks, which are quite pricey. Best just keep the dog off the lawn and train the dog where to urinate.

Leaves on the lawn

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:26
Edd I did think about getting the blower out, seems a bit extreme at this time of year but it may be my only solution, thanks.

Leaves on the lawn

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:12
We have several trees surrounding our property that sheds leaves begging in June usually and get stuck in between the blades of grass on our lawn. The leaves are quite small in size about the size of a finger nail. They are very unsightly and difficult to remove. My cylinder mower misses them completely, while my hover mower simply blows them all around. Does anyone have any suggestions how to deal with the leaves and offer a solution. I don't really want to have to get the lawn raker out every week. Removal of the trees is out of the question as they are on private land one garden away from ours. We will now have leaf fall from now right through to November.

Discussions started by Greg4

Auto vent on greenhouse

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Recommend me a tree please

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Wood charcoal ash

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ClImbing rose

No growth lower down 
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Leaves on the lawn

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Hydrangea flower heads

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Red hot pokers

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French beans

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Hard pan

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Flies in compost

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Privet hedge

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