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Autumn Lawn Feed

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 14:45

Oh ok thanks Verdun.

Fast growing hedging

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 11:54

If you do a mixed nature hedge you only need to cut each side on alternate years to allow for flowering and fruiting.  You can still cut the to every year.  If you go for privet or conifer you will have a lot of work keeping it formal and neat.

Autumn Lawn Feed

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 09:31

I thought it toughens up the lawn for winter and makes it stronger for spring?

Autumn Lawn Feed

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 20:12

I haven't used it before Verdun but being on clay and with two chickens, a husband and toddler who don't 'RESPECT THE LAWN' I am willing to give it a go.  Got a new sprog due in Jan too so there won't be much time for any spring maintenance. 

Autumn Lawn Feed

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 19:32

Thanks Mrs Key that was the one I had my eye on as I used the summer one and it was great.  I like the plastic carton with the built in spreader though!


Autumn Lawn Feed

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 09:03

Thanks Edd,

Not specifically.  It's on clay but we do scarify, aerate with a hollow tine and fill with sharp sand but it gets walked on everyday when it's wet.  There are some bits where the grass is a bit yellow.


Autumn Lawn Feed

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 22:30

Can anyone tell me if I am too late to apply an Autumn lawn feed now?  I wasn't going to bother but our lawn is looking a bit ropey.

Plants for Winter interest

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 21:27

I will pass all these suggestions on to her, thanks everyone.

how to save elder and birds whilst getting rid of ivy

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 16:12

We also have an elder that has grown into a single stemmed tree.  I can just reach up with telescopic loppers to prune the odd wayward bit off.

Plants for Winter interest

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 09:44

Great ideas thanks everyone.  I use the Crocus site all the time, it's where I ordered the plants from!  I'll ask her about the bulbs and get some heuchera plugs to pot on in my greenhouse for her.

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Autumn Lawn Feed

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Plants for Winter interest

North facing clay border 
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Moving clematis

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Feed birds

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European Spindle

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How to increase flowers/coverage 
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mulch query

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I tried clingfilm on the outside of the window but the blue tit just pulled it off! 
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Breeding Frogs

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Front Gardens & Evergreens

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