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Scarifying at this time of year.

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 07:01

Thanks treehugger80 for your reply, half of lawns done, rain stopped play. I'm always amazed how much debris is removed.

Scarifying at this time of year.

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 13:43

Hello all, question posed under "lawns" but on advice have started a new thread. Advice please regarding scarifying dew laden lawns, which are still damp in late afternoon. I'll be using an electric scarifier.

Grass cut yesterday & so wanted to get the scarifying done as well.

Any advice welcome.


Posted: 20/10/2015 at 13:37

Thanks Fairygirl, will do. I cut the grass yesterday no problem, hence the reason to scarify & the question posed. Anyone reading this thread now, the advice of Fairygirl has been taken. Please see new thread.



Posted: 20/10/2015 at 11:06

October & I wanted to get the lawns scarified, but have I left it too late as it's constantly damp with dew. I'll be using an electric scarifier. I can't see anything appropriate on the forum for this job at this time of the year.

Any advice appreciated.

Ants in the lawn

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 07:15

Just read all of this thread & it seems the areas that are most affected are lawns. I should be so lucky! I must have a nest, a flaming great nest in the cavity of the one walled section of our conservatory. At this time of year July/August they emerge from under the PVC window ledge onto the patio as mainly flying ants & even appearing from between the patio paving stones. We have a Wilkinsons store nearby & their Ant & Insect Killer (£2) does exactly what it says on the tin. The spray kills 'em on contact, the powder I inject into the air bricks. As for the nest, where would I start to find that? Again, at this time of year, I only have to accidently knock the area of the PVC sill & out they come in their thousands. I also pour boiling water into the paving cracks as they appear. Thank goodness they don't appear in the house, as a precaution when we first encountered this problem outside, I totally sealed the corresponding area in the conservatory. 

Re Positioning

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 16:51

Thanks alot all of you, you have been of great help. Over and out

Re Positioning

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 15:18

I think they are pelagoniums if that means they don't last over winter in the garden. Is that what it means?

Re Positioning

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 13:59

Hiya, can anyone tell a novice gardener if you can move Geraniums in the garden when they have been planted for a few weeks. I have found that were I planted them has been taken over with other shrubs and they are in the shade and hidden. They haven't yet flowered and don't seem to be growing compared to my other Geraniums in other parts of the garden. Thanks.

Serious bird feeder question!

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 06:34

@ Steve.

I had the same problem with tree rats raiding the feeders, so I got two "squirrel proof" feeders. It took app 4 weeks to get the Bullfinches, Blue tits & all & sundry to pluck up courage to go through the bars to get at the seed. Now they queue up & I'm filling the feeders every other day. I've suspended the normal feeders that we have hanging from the trees etc on a very thin wire app 14" long & an inverted plastic plant pot sprayed green about halfway down the wire. To watch the young squirrels trying to get at these feeders is very amusing, leaping from the branches only to slide off the wire onto the very unstable plant pot & plummet to the ground. I've tried trapping & despatching the blighter's with limited success, baiting the trap with peanut butter & having the trip set very finely, but each morning, the bait has gone without the trap being sprung. I've got the best fed field mice around. 

PS The "quote" button isn't working, hence the @ ??


What to do with the lawn @

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 06:03

@Rinus K. Do you have a product name?

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