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What is hapenning to my lawn in the winter

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:14

Do you have a pet dog? Often they walk around the perimeter of a lawn and in winter turn it into a boggy mess.

Overgrown Montana Clematis

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:07

CharleyD, yes its a Hosta, but not sure which type. The orange plant is an Azalea. No idea what variety though as it was here when we moved in. Theres also a red one to its left, and a short variety in front. They all flower very well each summer. Im on clay acidic soil so they grow well, along with the Rhododendrons...




Overgrown Montana Clematis

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 16:44

Just come across another photo of my clematis, you can see how its growing nicely along the boundary between me and my neighbour. I don't prune it much in this area as I'm happy for it to keep growing along the boundary (click photo to make bigger)...



Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 18:15

I paid £185 which I thought was a good price for the 17" model. Its been serviced every year and seems to be in great condition. Its just a shame I've got to wait for the summer before I can use it properly!

 My Everedge lawn edging strips arrive tomorrow so I can at least make a start on the new path, then I can concentrate on starting the new lawn.

Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 14:27

Thanks David. I think winter is definately the best time to buy a used mower. Come summer they will be selling for much higher prices. 

Ornamental grass seed?

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 23:45

Thanks Verdun. Maybe I should consider a lawn like yours, less ornamental but still looking great. My initial plan was to turf it, I've laid Rowlawn turf before with good results. Like I mentioned, I'm doing my research now before I start the ground prep. 

Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 21:54

Well I snapped up another mower today as it was selling for a good price, I intend to sell the previous one this summer. This new one is a Qualcast Classic 43S with 17" blade...



Ornamental grass seed?

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 21:47

I'm looking at laying a nice ornamental/bowling green lawn in my garden and was wondering if anyone could recommend any seed specialists to buy from?

I accept this type of lawn is higher maintenance, but I'm prepared for that  I'm spending the next few weeks researching and then getting the soil prepared. I've even bought a nice cylinder mower in advance. 

Any tips/advice great fully received. 

new gardener - big wild garden

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 00:43

The grass needs cutting down and then the existing turf needs removing by scraping off with a spade, or hire a turf stripping machine. That part can be done anytime, but the laying of new turf ideally should be done in spring or autumn so it doesn't fry out in the summer sun. Or you can save money by sowing grass seed. 

Theres a bit more to it than that, but thats the basics. 

Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 16:12

Not at all David, all comments appreciated. My new lawn isn't going to be very big at all, if I'm still enthusiastic about keeping the lawn nice by the end of summer I may upgrade to a different mower. 

I picked up the mower today and it does look like a nice machine. 

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