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Is it OK to compost grass and moss which have been treated with mosskiller?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 23:48

Its likely just an iron feed to kill the moss which does green the grass up a little bit, you can more a less watch the moss going black it kills it that fast. 



Posted: 20/04/2016 at 22:48

I would slow down on watering them, begonia need the bare minimal amount of water to start them off, I lightly spray mine once a week if their lucky. To much water can rot the tuber, they should feel firm.

I can see something what looks like shoots but not sure? If they are just be patient  

Best tools for cutting back large conifers

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 22:35

I get stuck in before they get any more growth on them. Like nut said you cant cut into the wood. Have you thought about the top as well? Ideally with a tall long hedge a little scaffold tower would be ideal. I doubt you be able to reach across the top with a long reach edge trimmer from the floor or even reach the top. 

I would use an small petrol edge trimmer - long reach edge trimmer - scaffold tower ( or very good step ladder ) and a helmet with mesh visor to protect your eyes from the little bits which are murder to get out sometimes. You cant go wrong with stihl or other named brands like kawasaki / honda. The tools are expensive but you got a lot of edge there looks like it goes round the back as well 

Petunia Seedlings

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 22:09

I normally leave mine until they get a good size like Lyn but a bit smaller cause I use smaller pots. But this year seedling have been a lot slower, I suspect I picked up an old stock of potting compost . So I had to prick out my petunia very similar size to your LauraT2 about 2 weeks ago, they started to put on good growth now  Just like your will do in time, just be careful you dont over water. 

Daffodils havent break through turf?

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 15:26

I've plant daffodils in December without any problems, they just flowered a little bit later. I got some in pots now planted in December doing very well. Oh well always next year.

Daffodils havent break through turf?

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 12:58

so did I 

Daffodils havent break through turf?

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 12:44

Has any come a cross this before? I planted some out last year about November. Not many have shown, After inspecting them they have hit the turf and concertinaed ( the turf is mostly moss ) the daffs where king Edward I think, large bulbs 3-4inch planted with about 6 - 8 inch of soil / turf on top. 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 17:52

Not much is happening at the moment but for some daffs and plants emerging.

 Tete a tete with some frilly pansy I grow from seed last year.

 Aconitum royal flush emerging, It were a lovely beetroot red when it was a little bit smaller. 

Planting scheme advice / suggestions for midsummer onwards

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 14:57

I dont have much winter colour I only have a hand full of evergreens in my whole garden, but I dont have a big garden either to accommodate what I want and lots of winter interest. I do have some winter interest with a camilia - viburnum tinus - hellebores - evergreen tiarella / heuchera and snowdrops. If I had a bigger garden I love to have some large topiary.

I decided I wanted mostly a late flowering herbaceous borders, I have fruit trees and a newly planted amelanchier - laburnum to add structure and spring interest and some late spring - early summer flowering perennials and bulbs. 

Heleniums are one of my main plants for summer flowering to the first frost, I will have four variety's by tomorrow, I got sahin early - moerheim beauty - indian summer and waltraut hopefully arriving tomorrow. I have some allium sphaerocephalon planted with helenium sahin early but unsure how well it will turn out. 

I have kniphofia Timothy planted with allium christophii.

Newbie here, bulb lover

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 10:55

Hello Emily welcome to the forum 

I not sure what spring bulbs I be planting, I normally go for daffs - tulips which are planted in autumn 

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