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Desperately seeking a perfect lawn

Posted: Yesterday at 21:57

Flora, don't be put off by Edd... 

Grass ID

Posted: Yesterday at 19:31

Many grasses establish better if planted in spring, if you're in an area with a lot of winter wet.

Sparrow infestation in leylandii hedge

Posted: Yesterday at 19:27

I'm just wondering if Lyuba Spasova (the OP) is not in fact living in the UK.  It's hard to imagine anyone living here could be unaware of the decline in house sparrows... I'd give a lot to see them in my garden in West Yorks.  

Desperately seeking a perfect lawn

Posted: Yesterday at 19:11

Hi Flora!

Any chance of a photo or two, so we can get a better idea of scale, slope etc?

Don't let Weed Mountain put you off.  Gardening is ace!  

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: Yesterday at 14:39

What a sweetie, Dove.  Your OH is definitely a treasure...  

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: Yesterday at 09:28

Morning all.

Punkdoc, how about showing her this morning's posts on Forkers?  Sometimes it's easier to tell someone how you feel in writing, rather than getting into awkward (British!) conversations where you each skirt around the subject.  I guess she'll be really touched to have confirmed to her, how much you care and are thinking about her.  And she might really love one of the suggestions given, with luck...  

Lovely possums, Pat.  Looking at your posts is always very educational... don't suppose I'll ever visit Australia but you definitely give me a flavour of what it's like to live (and garden) there.  

Yesterday's "sofa day" was very therapeutic.  My cough is less, temperature normal and energy levels increasing... plus I watched some DVDs which have been waiting around for such an opportunity.  Today I must do just a little in the way of useful jobs but intend to pace myself.

Glad to see you, DD!  Hopefully your gardening friend might bring some divisions or cuttings to get you started.  Great to hear that Charlie will have a congenial companion for his holidays, too.

Wow, Dacha!  What excellent name-dropping!  We too admired Rostropovich as well as Jacqueline du Pre.  (I was lucky enough to hear her performing when I was a teenager and she was a young student.)  My cousin is a cellist so we had a bit of a family interest in the instrument.

I'm with Obelixx on the Lithops man.  Real hair, terrible haircut.  Too wrapped up in his lovely plants to go to the barber perhaps.  

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 22/10/2017 at 20:55

That's quite a big area, Loana.  I could imagine an informal bark path meandering through various shrubs, ferns in the damp bits, etc.  I'm sure you'll get more opinions from others!

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 22/10/2017 at 18:36

Is it dry as well as shady, Loana?  You could post photos of the area and an appeal for help on the forum perhaps.  My garden is very shady but also wet... but you'll find there are plenty of lovely plants for every situation.    Hardy cyclamen are great even in dry shade, and so pretty.  Just to get you started...

Liriodendron is a bit of a mouthful - most people on the forum call me Liri.  It's the name for the tulip tree.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 22/10/2017 at 13:38

Dove & Obelixx, I agree with you both about local councils.  But here the problem seems to be that they have become reactive rather than proactive, especially with drain cleaning and leaf sweeping; I'm quite sure that the drain sucker thing will be out today, clearing clogged drains along the area which flooded.  I'd have thought that in a steep-sided valley where flooding is a regular problem, keeping the drainage system clean all year would be a pre-requisite - we locals can clear away leaves, but not clear the drains under the road...  but hey, what do I know?

It sounds as if your drivers are heros, Hosta!

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 22/10/2017 at 13:27

That's a good idea, Joyce.  I guess your front porch is cool, too, which would prolong the display.

Loanna, you must feel really satisfied with what you've achieved this year!  Do you have more plans for the next growing season?

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Discussions started by Liriodendron

Harrogate flower show 9/17

Some views from last weekend's visit 
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Chelsea photos 2017

Anyone with photos to share, please add them here! 
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Last Post: 30/05/2017 at 08:44

Garden Visits 2017

Great gardens to recommend to others 
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Last Post: 25/09/2017 at 10:06

Odd shaped raspberries

...anyone know why? 
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Garden visit - York Gate

Worth a visit if you're near Leeds 
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Chelsea photos 2016

Anyone got any to share? 
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Last Post: 31/05/2016 at 16:08

Large Chrysalis

elephant hawk moth? 
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Sowing a meadow

is it too late this year? 
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Help with strimming please

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Raspberry beetle

Any organic control, please? 
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