Latest posts by lindsay2610

Help, help, help! Just tipped a tin of paint over my lawn

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 12:55

Thank you so much both!  You saved my skin, have been out there hosing it down (thankfully not near any borders or ponds) and it's worked.

I do wonder at my own stupidity though - I was stood lamenting my clumsiness as I washed out the paintbrush under the tap - why on earth didn't I think of hosing it down??

Help, help, help! Just tipped a tin of paint over my lawn

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 12:02

We're opening our garden in 10 days for the village flower festival and I just managed to tip a tin of paint over my lawn.

Mopped most of it up, but obviously there's now a large stain.  Although I'm sure I can wait for the grass to grow out and chop it off, what about the soil below?  The surface is covered in Cuprinol Garden Shades in Willow .  Will it kill it off completely?  I'm assuming turps isn't a good idea.....

Gardeners World Live tomorrow

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 09:59

Feedback on Gardeners World Live was that I was a bit disappointed.  It's my first time and I suppose I was comparing it to Tatton Park, but it was lacking in plant specialists (e.g. a fair few nurseries selling all sorts of plants but far fewer which focussed on their speciality). 

In addition I was hoping to buy lots of accessories, maybe a new bird box, a garden mirror, some wall art, a garden mirror, and there was very little choice in this area.

We arrived at 9.30, had a coffee break and a lunch, got round the Good Food show next door and were still gone by 4.15. 

We also went to Carol Klein's stage presentation, which was a little odd.  I was hoping for some gems of gardening advice on particular plants, but it was really a slide show of her garden, which I see every week on GW.

What was brilliant, was the plant nursery, where you could make a donation to the Guide Dogs and get all your shopping delivered to a pick up point where you could take your car.  Fantastic service and a great cause - very impressed with this.

Final gripe - they sent me a survey afterwards where I thought I could give my feedback - they want to know what car you drive, what newspaper you read, how many holidays you take, where you shop - clearly just a ploy to get your information to sell on.

Very disappointing, will be sticking with RHS shows next year.

Can I move my peony?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 22:31

Leaving our last house but renting it out, I realised I really needed to move two peonies from a very shady area there they were doing nothing to the front garden in full sun.  I only had a spade, dug them both up and carried them to the front.  I dropped one on the way.  Planted both to the same depth and three years later our tenant has left and I've been back - they're huge!  I honestly think the planting depth is the key.  Good luck!

Gardeners World Live tomorrow

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:39

And I can't wait! It's the first garden show I've managed to get to this year and I'm ready for some serious shopping! 

Anyone been so far this week?

GW Magazine

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:35

Hi Betty,

Mine always arrives around the 27th of the month, so if you subscribed two weeks ago, you should get the July issue around 27th June. 

Ericacious lilies?

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:34

I bought some lily bulbs from one of the specialists at Tatton Park RHS show last year.   They advised to plant the bulbs in 50/50 regular compost and ericaceous.  This was the first I had heard of it, but did so and give them a feed when I do the camellia/azaleas etc.  Have to say, they bloomed beautifully so I would at least try an ericaceous mulch and see how they do.

Soap spray

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 08:51

That's interesting, I didn't realise you could make a pesticide from rhubarb leaves (which I have mountains of).  I'll look that up, thanks!

Soap spray

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 16:10

Yes LG, but it's the oomph I'm worried about .  Am trying to achieve an environmental balance so I don't need to use pesticides, but the greenfly are winning at the moment 

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 11:31

Osakazuki - that is a beautiful garden!  What a great use of space to create an oasis of calm .  I also love japanese maples, and just have two right now...but I'm planning on expanding my collection!

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