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Lawn nutrients

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 13:26

That was helpful, thanks. Looks like I need a spreader maybe?

Putting in a border here

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 13:08

Will do... Not sure what muck is though . I'll put in soil and compost mix so. Maybe 2 foot wide. 

Lawn nutrients

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 13:06

Ok I'll wait for a damp day, shouldn't be too long over here!  Thanks guys.

Putting in a border here

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 10:36

Will defo look up that book so Rose, thank you. Just planted two rose climbers out front so time for a wee cup of tea 

I'd fancy planting a hydrangea paniculata (don't like the mop heads) so that might give a bit of substance and some colour. Not sure the flowers are great for insects though.

so take up the gravel and lay down some good soil so?

Putting in a border here

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 10:07


This is the bottom of my back garden. Very shaded for a large part of the day. I was thinking of removing the gravel bed and putting in a border. Would there be anything I could plant down here that would be colourful and attract bees etc. I have planted several small apple trees, two buddleia and two lilac. I put in two foxglove too, thinking of putting in lupins and crocosmia. Would a border work here or would it just turn into a mess?



Lawn nutrients

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:54

I'm in Northern Ireland. I think it looks like rain here. Quite overcast this morning. Should I leave it til we are getting showers do you think?

thanks for the link dove.

Lawn nutrients

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:41


I have three fertiliser types. Having seen the terrible damage excessive fertiliser can do to lawns years ago I am trying to figure out which option is best here. Today seems perfect for applying the fertiliser as it looks like we might get some light rain, it's quite overcast this morning. So, option A, apply the soluble fertiliser from the mosskill sachets, leaving out the iron sulphate sachet. 


Option 2 use the soluble plant food using the dosage suggested for lawns

option 3 use the fertiliser in solid form and scatter onto the lawn.


I'm thinking the soluble would be better but I've  moss kill brand states not to use the two sachets separately but I don't need the mosskill.


would the soluble plant food option be ok?


opinions welcome and thanks again for all your help guys 

What's wrong with my lilac?

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 19:35

Thanks bob, I was hoping that would be the case. Hopefully so. 

What's wrong with my lilac?

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 19:01

would anyone be able to let me know what's wrong with my lilac tree. I planted two last year at the same time but this spring only one is flourishing. I have taken a picture of both. The left one is growing great. the trees are slightly different varieties. Would that make a difference? Or does the right hand tree need some nutrients?


Renovating my new small garden

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:28


Hi everybody, I moved into a property last year and am trying to reshape the gardens front and back. I have a few problems and am unsure of what to do. I'm really only a beginner gardener. 

my lawn lawn is looking feral, loads of moss and wild tussock like grass. I've cut it and it looks a bit better. I have moss killer/lawn feed but I can only put it on the lawn when it is likely not to rain. Never gonna happen here I think!  Is there any recommended products for the lawn that can be applied at any time? 

secondly, I'm afraid I made a right mess of the evergreen shrub at the drive entrance. I trimmed out some of the base branches to make room at the base for some plants. But I overdid it. Will it ever fill out? I looks a terrible mess. I rather ashamed of the dreadful effort.

Lastly my driveway and walls have a fair bit of moss and green algal marking. Is there anything that I can use that will clear it? Apologises if these questions have been answered a million times before. I've included a few pictures to show what I'm dealing with. I'm aware that our area is very damp as we are right beside a mountain range so it would always be a fight with moss and mould.

Many thanks for the advice. 



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Putting in a border here

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Lawn nutrients

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What's wrong with my lilac?

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Renovating my new small garden

My first year in new place. Tiny front and small back gardens. Trying to put some colours into them. Could do with some advice. 
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beginner's advice please

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Help identifying plants

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New house, new garden, beginner gardener, help needed

in need of advice please 
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