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Latest posts by Meomye

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 13:43

I have noticed a lot of people mention that they use blood fish and bone. Could someone tell me what are the benefits of it? and when and how to use it please? I confess I have never used it because I was led to believe it attracted cats because of the 'fish' element, is this just a myth? 


Container grown roses

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 14:35

Thanks Busy Lizzie for sharing your photos and tips with us.  I had no idea they could grow so vigorously in pots. I would love to see more if anyone has them. 

Clematis pruning and maintenance

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 14:29

Thanks for the advice Obelixx, I will leave them alone for a few more weeks then trim back and refresh soil  

Container grown roses

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 16:05

Looking at previous posts, I just wanted to say how envious I am of some of the beautiful roses that many of you have managed to grown in containers. I have never been successul at this and would be very grateful for any tried and tested tips at doing so. I look forward to trying them later in the season. Many thanks

Clematis pruning and maintenance

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 15:43

I have three container grown Clematis (names not known) that did not do at all well last year. I would like to replace some of the soil and generally get them to perform better than before.  I believe they are mid/late bloomers. They are at present looking very tatty, tall (4-6 feet high) and brown. Could someone please advise the best time and method to prune and also the best time to take out old soil and replace with new, to replace nutrients please? 

Also, may I ask how much and when to water, as I feel this where I failed last year.  


Lawn Maintenance

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 15:57

Having applied Scott's lawn builder (autumn lawn feed and moss control ) waited two weeks and then raked out moss my question is... do I still need to apply any other product or is the lawn feed enough for now? Will I still need to apply iron later in the season? Sorry if these questions seem daft but I have no idea what nutrients I have given with the 'Scott's' and I get very confused with all the different feeds and times to apply them.   

Lawn Raking

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 07:22

With a prediction for no rain this weekend I was hoping to get started on my lawn with the electric rake but was wondering if it is ok to do so when the lawn is still so damp. Also I have noticed some wormcasts appearing. Is this the right time please?

Jelly like substance

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 07:21

Hi Lesley, Sorry I can't help you with identification but thought I would let you know you are not alone with this problem. I too get the same brown jelly like substance in my beds. Mine is nothing like the photos,(they look very crystalized). It is a total mystery but I have believe it appears mostly during damp spells, would you agree?

Lawn Maintenance

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 14:57

Thankyou Ross for your indepth analysis. I am pretty convinced my lawn would beneifit from coring. Can I hire one of these machines? Also, could you tell me if there is a way of testing for compaction as I do believe this to be the problem.  

Lawn Maintenance

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 09:58

Hi Ross, thankyou for your very interesting response. I would like your expanded viewpont on hollow core aeration and indeed your knapsack rates on iron application since you so kindly offered. I also appreciate your advice on scarifying late in the season. 

Discussions started by Meomye

Spring Bulbs

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Autumn Lawn Care

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Lilac Bush Pruning

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Cuckoo Spit

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Vibernum Disease

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Oriental Poppies

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Too early for bedding plants yet?

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Everedge lawn edging

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Feeding the lawn

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Last Post: 29/04/2014 at 07:08

Million Bells from last year

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 17:18

Camelia Care

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Aubretia Yellowing

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Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 17:43

When and what to feed?

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Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 13:11

Repositioning a Hebe

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Last Post: 16/03/2014 at 07:31

Container grown Acer

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