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Is it too late too kill grass. Help with herbicide?

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 10:14

Such a waste to kill it, i would do as Dove says, stack the cut turf and wait for it to compost down, or if you feel energetic you can dig deeper, turn the turf upside down and cover with soil.

Too late to plant bulbs?

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 10:05

My daughter bough some daffs last year and planted them in Jan, they were lovely and flowered at the usual time. She does live in Cornwall though, not sure if this would work in other areas.

I have just put my daffs in, tulips soon, alliums, no rush, end of the month will do.


Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:51

I think you will need to bring them in for the winter in a frost free place, greenhouse or cold frame. Troughs and tubs freeze more than open ground. I bought 50 of these just now, i will be planting them in the spring where they will flower in the summer through to early autumn. They dont like being too wet.

Dreaded Dandelions

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:28

I used a fantastic weed,moss killer and lawn feed, Westland,  the grass was so lush it looked almost blue.


Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:14

I do the same as Dove, i only use the daleks for storing once the compost is made in the wooden containers. I put all the junk mail, envelopes, mags, newspapers, etc. i dont fill them right to the top, thats the trouble putting it in the dalek, they are too tall and not wide enough.

You do need lots of worms, have a look and see if they are in there, if not, dig some up from your garden. A few shovels of soil from your garden will get it started quicker as it contains the bacteria you need. Get all the menfolk to pee in it.

 Dont use any more than a 2inch layer of grass clippings at a time and fork them in well.

Keep it moving and mr ratty wont want to bed down in it, they hate disturbance.

Chaenomeles won't budge

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:07

I agree Verdun, glysophate is safer than the stump killer, at least you can plant in the ground straight away,

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:04

Thank you for that, Nikki.

Johns flower there is beautiful, and David, I just love your macro images.


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 14:45

joyce, its on page 32 of the SEED SHARE. Thread, this is what happens when there are several threads open about the same thing, you dont know where you are.

Problem with Spring Cabbage plants.

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 14:39

Perhaps you didnt cover them when you hardened off. The butterfly laid eggs then and now they have hatched. Just pick them off they wont be there much longer anyway, the greens will grow out again from the middle. A tiny few slug pellets is a good idea this time of the year, the damp is really bringing out the slugs.

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 14:34

Its not a phone, just a tablet, maybe there are some reviews on the net, although, even when i take scene shots, the depth and colour is nowhere near as good as my camera. The advantage though is that you can take photo's at night, like the previous cloud formation i put on here.


I have seen some of your fantastic macro pictures David, perhaps a few on here would be nice?

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Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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extra nitrogen

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

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