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Talkback: Dealing with moss

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:43

Thanks for the good advice and I've followed most of the steps to a certain point...I was wondering when to scarify the lawn after applying the lawn care. I've had it on the lawn for a few days now?

The lawn at the front of the house gets very little sun until around this time of year till autumn so is damp and like you say, it's been a wet winter. I have scarified it in the past and drained it with a deep fork, this helped loads but this year a neighbour recommended feed and weed, lawn care.

I'm guessing when it goes black then the lawn care has done it's stuff but just not sure.

Pond/water feature advice

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:23

Thanks, don't how it'll affect the pump....I get visions of an hour glass only with water and the pump having a hairy fit. lol 


For more photos of my creative bent...http://www.dumfries-art.co.uk/art-blog.html


Pond/water feature advice

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:07

 I'm building the dog bed pond and have thought of an issue.

I'm wondering if anyone can advise me on this question, I think the pump I've bought is a little too powerful 1400 Litres per hour. I have an inline flow rate valve but I'm just worried it'll stress the pump out, what with the water backing up.

Am I worrying needlessly? This is my first water feature.

Thanks in advance.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 20:56

Hi thanks for the id. I've never seen fruit yet, just flowers....



Unknown Plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 20:02

SW Scotland, nutcutlet, Dumfries.


I have a garden the size of a postage stamp so may think about this plant, I've an idea for a small pond, right where that plant lives so am now not worried about cutting it back hard.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:59

Creeping Chinese bramble, sounds dangerous - not suitable for small gardens..


Thank you to Lizness and nutcutlet for identifying that for me.

It does grow really quick, even in cold Scotland so I won't worry about how hard I cut it back. Thanks very much for all your help.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:20

I do have one lead, sort of. The chap I got it from was an officer, retired. He had lots of friends who travelled alot. He himself travelled all around the middle east so perhaps someone got a bit from abroad.

I always just assumed it was ornamental rhubarb or miniature Gunnera. It's a puzzle.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:14

I, a little bit.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:08

Could it be an Ivy? Being an irritant. The leaves are that kinda shape...

Unknown Plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:05

I noticed that it's best to wear gloves when handling it, my wife keeps it in check, cutting it from the steps every year, the first time she cut it back she came out in a rash, so it's sap must be an irritant. It's quite hardy and never loses it's colour.

An old chap, since died, got it from a friend and planted it in his garden, or I did as I was his gardener. When he died, I took anything worthwhile taking. The new owners of his house were extending the drive so anything in way was being obliterated. Shame.

So I inherited this plant, it never seems to seed but I'm sure it must. I'd love to give folk cuttings but they never seem to take, I could root off the mother but posting would be difficult.

If you're willing to try and grow from cuttings, I can send to anyone who'd like a bit.

Just email me with your address and I'll send a bit for nothing.

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