Palaisglide


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Chelsea People's Choice Award

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 11:48

Pretty sure it is going to be Chris, every one is talking about it. At least it will be put to good purpose, a worthy cause.

Obelixx, know Belgium well we went to La Roche En Ardenne many times and toured the area. The strange bit being we were told Belgium was wet, how come we always got sunburned? When I want to upset the greens a run up the coast road to Seaham is relaxing, almost as good as wet legs, I am from Geordy stock Sunderland area are Machems, Geordies Tachems and ne'er the twain shall meet.

Did enjoy Chelsea, never been now will never go but we have TV.

Frank 

Chelsea People's Choice Award

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 14:11

Obelixx, nice to be different , Shaun comes from the NE as do I wet legs are part of the joy of living in the best part of the UK. Two years of dry arid desert never a single drop of rain made me realise how lucky we are, home on leave I sat on the village green in pouring rain, soaked happy relaxed, went back to other baking climates and returned to do the same, wet legs, yes, much better than sun parched skin and rationed water.

The planting on Shaun's garden is low meant to be cut back so you take your choice, concrete the lot and have dry legs or have the lovely aroma of herbs and flowers as you get out of the car. You take your choice, here in the NE we wear wellies for best, gardening is open sandals, wet feet? Who cares.

Frank. 

Chelsea People's Choice Award

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:45

Chatsworth is going home and will be the designers last garden at Chelsea. It brought back fond memories of my wife and I walking those paths during our many visits to Chatsworth. Joan loved the place and we did manage one last visit before she died. Ust admit too a lump in my throat when  it was shown. Chris' s garden was my choice. The parking space on Shaun's garden was to the left with low planting under and alongside the parking, the idea being you get out of the car and the plants touch your legs, you get a feel of relaxation from that.

Frank

Chelsea People's Choice Award

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 14:58

It will not be allowed though my vote would go to Shaun the winner of the Chelsea competition. Our area does not have the front garden car park problem we all have drives, some of the older streets of Stockton have lost front gardens to concrete. Needs must though there are plenty of ways to get the car off the road and still have greenery. The garden Shaun created had the Royals interested, in my opinion one of the best.

Frank. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 12:15

No, we had hailstones big as golf balls and the wind would make you fly without wings, some thing that usually takes a few tots of Scottish fire water. Feet up a cup of tea and nosing through the posts.

Frank.

Newish Turf

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 15:12

Builders take off all the topsoil on a site and sell it leaving just enough to give a thin layer over compacted earth to lay out turf, it does not stand a chance. Verdin is spot on though it would help if you had the time to aerate. I use my fork and push it in to the turf every six inches then throw a mix of washed sand and compost on the lawn brushing it in with a hard broom. Doing that a couple of times gives the grass roots a chance. Eep the mower blade up, I keep mine two lawns at one inch, a weed and feed Autumn and spring keeps them looking good. Good luck. 

Frank 

Newish Turf

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 15:12

I hate predictive text? You end up with unreadable posts.

Frank 

Newish Turf

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 15:10

Builders take off all the topsoil on a site and sell it leaving just enough to give a thin layer over compacted earth to lay out turf, it does not stand a chance. Verdin is spot on though it would help if you had the time to aerate. I use my fork and push it in to the turf every six inches then throw a mix of washed sand and compost on the lawn brushing it in with a hard broom. Doing that a couple of times gives the grass roots a chance. Eep the mower blade up, I keep mine two lawns at one inch, a weed and feed Autumn and spring keeps them looking good. Good luck. 

Frank 

Is my Japanese maple dying?

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:20

At my Daughters for lunch yesterday she pointed out the same symptoms on her potted Acer, I told her frost damage. We have had clear skies which means cold temperatures and frost in our area. On examination there is new growth so leave it be and the plant will come back in time. Do not over water, dip your finger in the compost, if it comes out clean then give a good watering then leave.

Frank. 

problem solving

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 16:02

You appear to be over watering which can hurt plants as much as under watering. As a test dig a square hole, spades  depth, leave to see if it fills with water. My garden has south west aspect one side East t'other side, I need water the south side on a regular basis, push your finger into the soil if it comes out dry then water. The east side never gets watered, there is no need it holds the natural water from rain and the regular sea mists. I do not mulch with anything but compost, this is a soil improver with some goodness to nourish the plants, a long handle hoe sorts out the weeds and gives me a little exercise at the same time, bark by the way will kill the nitrogen in the soil and plants need nitrogen. Try leaving the watering and see what happens. Hope this helps.

Frank

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