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Latest posts by LeadFarmer

What would you do

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:22

Thanks Sam. 

Cost of bird food

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:16

In winter I make my own bird cake. Large pan, melted lard, oats, breadcrumbs, sultanas, put into containers and freeze.

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...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsbbc726d7.jpg

 

 

 

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)...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps3f5dbd0a.jpg

 

 

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!

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/_57_zps85e08bcc.jpg

 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...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/2_zpse447ada8.jpg

 

 

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. 

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Sunflower Seeds Coming True?

 
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