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Keyser Soze

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Posted: 17/07/2013 at 06:17

We ended up spiking the whole lawn with one of those things that takes the plugs of earth out. We top dressed with sharp sand, compost, grass seed  and a light loam and filled the holes in as we were going.

Very hard work but it did the trick!


Posted: 16/07/2013 at 05:39

If your drainage is normally poor during wet spells then this could point to clay also.

My whole garden was like this at my old house if it's any comfort!

Talkback: Plant envy

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 10:46

I used these last year and they were great. Unfortunately I see they aren't doing any this year!



The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 08:40

They are but would swap all our Magpies for Herons any day!

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 08:25

My Mam had a load of Goldfish and Koi that were eaten by the local Heron. She was quite upset but when she saw the Heron. She took pity on it as "it looked so thin" she said.

The next day she got a load of Mackeral from the fishmongers and laid them on the lawn to feed the Heron. Needless to say the Heron ignored them but we were frequented by lots of Gulls for quite some time!

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 08:19

Wow! That's something else! A bit like the death's head with that head marking.

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 17:18

I'm still offshore at the minute but due home soon!

I can't wait to get cracking and out to the garden centres.

Making a long list of moth friendly plants so fingers crossed.

I hope the timing is right, some years I miss the British summer completely!

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 16:59

Newcastle brown ale in one of those hummingbird feeders perhaps!

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 07:44

Funnily enough I was having a glass of wine in a garden when I first spotted one!

Perhaps they're attracted to alcohol? I'd better stock up just in case!  

Bird bath

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 05:41

We've had it also. it seems to form a crust on the concrete which can be blasted off with a strong water jet. I hadn't thought about disinfectant as we have only used the jet washer using just water. I will take a look and see what's out there also.

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