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Mowing after spreading fertiliser

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 18:02

No Dave, I avoid pesticide use. But thanks, I'll leave it until the end of the week so. 

Mowing after spreading fertiliser

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 17:32

It rained all day yesterday so I took the chance to spread a little lawn fertiliser on the grass. Sun came out this afternoon, I was wondering if it's a really bad idea to run a mower over the lawn. My guess is I better wait several days. Any advice anyone. 

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 23:05

Looking forward to putting up pictures of nice lush hydrangea growth, thanks. 

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:21

Definitely gonna prepare the next one right. Thanks guys. 

small trees

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:46

Joseph rock sorbus maybe? 

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:45

I assume I don't need to redig the current hydrangea ?  Just make sure the next one is dug in better. 

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:14

Really delighted with the hopeful responses. I'm smiling as the hydrangea name never clicked. I have been watching it grow guys but only noticed the blackening and withering today. I think it was fine last week. So maybe the few recent cold nights has done harm.


dove, I went straight out and gave it a good watering 5 mins ago. When I planted it I put in bonemeal and ericacious compost. I hope I did the right thing? 

As for last years hydrangea stem, well it's as dead as ever I'm afraid.  So I think I'll try a limelight hydrangea too. Thanks for all the advice guys, God knows I'm needing it. 

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:36

You know verdun , honestly I didn't water much as it is in the shade and everything seems to get mould around here. Too rocky under the soil. 


Do do you think I could save it if I water it? 

I really wanted to plant a limelight or Annabelle too but I've just had really no luck with hydrangeas. 

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:12

can I get some help please? I must be the worst gardener in the world. People tell me hydrangeas are easy to grow and like semi shade or sun. I planted a hydrangea last year, a lace cap , in the back garden . By autumn it was just a stem. Totally dead. One month ago I bought hydrangea blue wave. I planted it in the front garden( North facing but gets afternoon sun) I enclose a picture of it. The leaves are very withered looking and it doesn't look at all well. 


Any advice please as it's very disheartening. I thought it would provide some lovely summer colour to my North facing garden. I can't think what I'm doing wrong.


Can You Identify this Bird?

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 17:26

Yup, I love my ornithology so I'll weigh in here with an opinion. Defo not a sparrow hawk IMO, or a kestrel. Not a buzzard either I think. Flight shape, size, colour , all wrong combos for them lot. 


I'd go for some kind of harrier.  But most likely a kite. Theyre more common these days, really increasing their range. Lovely shot and lucky you. Quick on the draw! 

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