michael neill


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Talkback: How to maintain your lawn

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 20:23
Michael. 19/5/2013
I have a big problem with my lawn,i would welcome advice on how to resolve it.what is the best way to go about it, should i kill off the remaining grass,or rotovate the whole lawn and start again with seed or turf.this winter has had so much moss in it which i have removed,now the lawn has gone past patch seeding i feel.I would like to start again but not sure what would be the best way,hope someone can help me.

hydragae h0les in leaves

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 14:35

Ref my message last week, i am now convinced after thinking about the problem of large holes in the leaves of my hydrangaes. two to three weeks ago we had several hailstone showers  which i think did the damage not insects, and why not, when you think about it they arrive with speed like a bullet.Does anyone agree with my theory?

hydrangea pruning

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 14:39

Many thanks Berghill

hydrangea pruning

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 09:35

seems to be a mixed view on this, so i think i will play safe and leave well alone.many thanks.

hydrangea pruning

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 09:01

How hard can you prune hydrangeas and if i do will they still flower next summer?

hydrangeas

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 13:30

I am from the old school, i dont agree with cutting off dead flower heads before late spring. For those who dont know the old flower heads protect new buds on the hydrangea from the frost

 

 

 

 

Talkback: Viburnum beetle

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 10:43

I will let you know if i arrest any captain.

Talkback: Viburnum beetle

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 10:06

I think you are right, i have not seen any slime trails or any slug/snails or any other insect. I am thinking because the damage is so severe it is more than likely slug?snails.So is it slug/snail night brigade at work,gone by morning.Interesting i have 2 pots with hydrangers in and dont have any damage to them, what i find strange is ,these hydrangers have been in the garden for many years and have never been attacked like this before.I do have slug?snails in my garden and do put pellets down in the summer,but have not for the last few weeks, and thats where i have failed,but why did this attack never happen before? the only consolation is the leaves will be falling off soon. Many thanks.

Talkback: Viburnum beetle

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 11:40

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/11950.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

Hope this will throw some light on the subject.  many thanks

Talkback: Viburnum beetle

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 19:22

Thank you ,but these are large holes

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hydrangea pruning

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