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Posted: 07/08/2013 at 13:45

Last Autumn I laid a lawn under trees and in shadow a lot of the time, especially this time of year - I did research (badly as it happens) the kind of turf to lay.  I used the internet and was duped!

I discovered the turf had been grown on a plastic lace - which I did not discovered until too late to do anything about.  To be fair part of the lawn in OK sh and with care and a feed is not too bad and I can live with, but the largest area under the trees is now bare - no grass at all!  I've cut out the plastic and now want to 'seed' it - any suggestions from anyone as to what kind of seed and more to the point - when can I do it?

birds flying into windows

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 10:34

Hi Welshonion


We have 2 sets of bi-folds either side of the kitchen, but they are not opposite one another - one on the side we have bird feeders etc., but the other is open to the garden and has a much more open approach.  We thought it might be the youngsters who are trying to get to the other side of our kitchen!   Hate net curtains as they will obscure the wonderful view of the garden but thanks for the suggestion anyway.


birds flying into windows

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 10:06


Large doors looking out into the garden - great, but this year especially,  birds are flying into them on a more regular basis, sometimes fatally which is very sad for us.  So has anyone found something which works and doesn't offend the eye when looking out.  Friends have disc things but I find them distracting when looking out.  I do leave the doors as dirty as I can to deter this - help!!

holly tree

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 21:53

Thanks for the info - looks like I panicked!

What has everyone been up to?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 17:23

I've sorted out my greenhouse today - just started raining here!

It's been a dumping place for the last year so now I've got a decent size plot of earth on one side - is it too late to plant tomatos?  Any suggestions?

holly tree

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 17:17

I've got a 10ft'sh Holly Tree - it appear healthy but it's shedding leaves which are yellow.  It's never produced berries - so it a male?

Don't know how old it is as we inherited it 3 years ago and I can't remember this happening last year.

What's going on?

tulips in pots

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 22:03

OK - tomorrow it's the compost tip for all my lovely tulips - thanks for all the tips - you've convinced me it's no worth the bother!


Posted: 24/06/2013 at 16:58

What a wondeerful colour - I will try to grow as always looking for different shades of blue

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 16:53


This got me all nostelgic.....................

My Dad was a part time gardener for a 'big house' and he used to take me with him during the holidays - I would turn on the water pot in the middle of the hugh pond and sit and watch the birds 'dipping' - quite magical.  We had a garden at home an an alotement but they were both full of veggies and chickens (well it was the war!) so I knew that when I grew up and hopefully got a husband and a house (got both) I would fill it with plants and a water feature which I did......................

tulips in pots

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 16:20

Thanks Bookertoo


I think I probably knew this would be the advice - you are right - bin and start again.  Do you think putting them in the 'green bin' (collected every two weeks) is the way to dispose of them?



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