Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:39
Verdun I agree, we are fascinating, I cannot tear myself away from the shaving mirror every morning !!!
Once grew a lawn where hens had run for years, I was told it would never take, I was young, fireproof, and had the backing of the best Gardener I ever knew, Dad. It grew, Patchy at first though with tender loving care we got a nice lawn. Many years and lawns later I helped with our Bowling club Lawn for many years and talk about Prima Donna of lawns boy they are the top. Hard work frustrating, conflicting advice from Bowling green experts we got the lot but were then told we had one of the best greens in the North East of England.
The thing is people ask for advice, if it is within my remit I will answer though it is from my experience in my own local conditions which differ considerably from County to County. Also it is not good just giving a definitive answer they need to know why how and possible consequences so I do try to bulk it out. We on this board give advice freely not asking reward, it is there take it or leave it and 10 Gardeners will give between them probably 7 different answers, you take your pick and hope the chosen one knows of what they speak. Some hope of that after reading some of the Forkers posts, still have not worked out what they are talking about so do not join in.
Good luck Nicola and remember a so called expert is only one chapter further into the book than you are.