philippa smith2

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Lawn damage

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 16:04 sounded pretty definite so no doubt you are right about the grass not growing back (which is why I was careful to put "I think"  ).

  I'm curious tho as to why it wouldn't..........would not the surrounding grass eventually grow over the bare patch ?  Or do you simply mean that it would not regenerate quickly enough for the lawn to look good ?  My "lawn" is far from perfect and there are Rooks and Blackbirds poking about in it but I don't have bald patches.  That could easily be down to the fact that altho I do have lots of grass in it, I also have clover, buttercups, dandelions but it always looks green.  However, as the grass does quickly colonise the borders if not edged regularly, I'd assumed it would act  in a similar manner within the lawn.   I can see if you had so many small holes you may well need to fill those in to allow regeneration. I also appreciate that many people work hard to obtain the perfect lawn and take great pride in it. 

I fear I am probably missing the point but are you advocating the use of Nematodes solely from an aesthetic viewpoint or do the leatherjackets and those who feed on them permanently damage a lawn? 

Not wanting to be argumentative ( fat Éclair offered  ) but just wondering ?


Blue fingers definetly not Green

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 14:59

Steve.....that sounds an interesting change of career

You obviously have had some good advice already judging by the above posts and more will be forthcoming I'm pretty sure.

Just keep checking those Blue Fingers......they will begin to turn Green after a while

Hope you enjoy your work

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:00

AJack.......yes I can understand why.  For such a relatively small area there is plenty of interest yet still appears tranquil.

Lawn damage

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 19:58

Patrick.......I think this is what they call Nature......everyone has to eat and I think your grass will grow back again once the leatherjackets are finished.

For a truly green problem free sward I would advise Astroturf 

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 19:11


Hmmm.....well, I'll just have a little tantrum now then and save my energy for the major one after your West Acre photos   Have a lovely time



Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 18:47

AJak..........I really don't think you and Nutcutlet should be let out...........after looking at these photos, I'm about to have a tantrum 

What a lovely garden

Am I a saddo?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 18:34

Mike......I confess I was extremely surprised to read your post.

Why on earth would you wish all your Roses to be removed from your garden when you move on ?  Yes, we all have sentimental connections to our gardens and certain plants but that doesn't preclude those who come after you taking those same plants to their hearts and putting their own sentiments to them.  Surely that is how gardens grow and mature and give pleasure to others who follow on ?

I can understand you may want to pass some on to your daughter but surely cuttings would do that job ?  There are always one or two (or even 3 ) special plants which someone wishes to take with them on their next journey but to remove so many seems a bit drastic.  As one who has moved house more times than I care to remember, there is little control you can have over who takes over your garden and whilst some trash every living thing, another will appreciate what you have done over many years and care for it lovingly.  It's a bit of a lottery but then so much in life is.

Hope you will have a rethink when the time comes



Posted: 14/09/2014 at 18:04

Julia.......I'd most certainly agree with is certainly not worth it in the long run.  .So long as you are sure you want a greenhouse, go for the best within your budget ( and, if possible, whatever size you first think of, go for the next size up.......IMO, no greenhouse is ever big enough ).

Best of luck and do hope you enjoy it

Dinner Party Guest (who would you invite?)

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 20:06

Fishy.......I'm pretty confident JP would wipe the floor with Gordon.....if pushed he could at least make more eloquent use of the F word     Not sure how my other guests would react tho.......F***ing evolution might upset Darwin (altho maybe not...he did have his own critics after all ).  Floyd would , of course, just glug another bottle whilst producing a meal from nothing.  As for Prof. Cox......he has a fan club ??  Well, I think we are going to have to agree to disagree on him.....poor least he isn't likely to be reading these posts...or at least My Posts

raised beds

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 19:14

Micheal........"a bit of a halo ?"........hells bells and I am doing Prawns for my dinner this evening

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