Latest posts by Marg48

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Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 18:43

My hands too get in a terrible state, hate wearing gloves but years ago the model Marie Helvin David Bailey the photographers girlfriend said she used sugar and cheap cooking. oil to exfoliate her skin, works a treat been using it for years, hope this is of some help.

Talkback: How to improve your lawn

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 01:37

I have recently seeded my lawn and it's coming up nice but here and there I have bare patches ,the grass is about 1" high now , when do I mow it and should I patch the bare parts with compost and more seed when the rain stops, advice much appreciated many thanks.


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 23:41

Hi Chrissy B and Buddyman, thanks for your reply, the stuff cost about £10 think I 've still got receipt so will take it back, they know me there anyway as I'm in every week,now I need to buy some sunshine, don't think they sell it though, cheers.


Posted: 26/06/2014 at 21:49

Hi all, can anyone help,today at the garden centre a young bloke sold me  what I thought was lawn sand, on getting home I noticed it was Vitex powered lime instead, what I need it for is to spread over lawn after spiking it. Do'es this do the same job? My soil is heavy clay and lawn full of moss. many thanks for any help.


Posted: 25/06/2014 at 02:07

Many thanks Chrissie B, will have a go this weekend.


Posted: 24/06/2014 at 23:26

Can anyone tell me when and how to take Sambucus cuttings and how long do they take to root, such a beautiful shrub, many thanks.

Can't get on site

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 22:42

I still can't fatham out some of this computer stuff,hope most of my messages get through, glad to know there is someone else as hopeless as me at technology.I can lay turf, build garden structures (sort of) and do endless DIY but if I press the wrong button on the TV remote I'm ages trying to fix it ,Welcome anyway and hope you find many nice gardening friends.

i'm new here...

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 23:29

Hi irishgardener, new to this site myself, they all seem like a lovely bunch of people, best years of your life when kids are little, they grow up too fast. Enjoy the garden whilst they are small, mine couldn't play in their friends garden because their mothers didn't want their borders messed so all the kids from around played in our's. Now 40 years on, I have my beautiful garden alas no little one's to wander through it. If I had time again I would loved to have built a small tree house, swings, see-saw,bird houses,chickens,lots of things they will remember when they grow up, good luck and enjoy what you have.

Plant inspiration please!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 22:56

what about a mock orange plant, or holly. you can train it into a standard tree shape , but alas it will take a few years. good luck.


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 22:49

When can I take cuttings of the dark leaved Sambucus , also I live in the North West, can I sow annuals now for this summer, or is it too late. Many thanks.

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