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What is this, and how do I get rid of it?

Posted: Yesterday at 12:31

My experience has been that if they like you, you have them for life! I just weed them out where I don't want them, like any other invader.

Wild flowers now

Posted: Yesterday at 07:22

Lovely, GD. You are weeks ahead of us but we are enjoying native daffs in great abundance.

Lawn: Patches of no grass

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 20:15

You will need soil to fill up any dips. Buying strips of lawn is certainly quicker but fix the hollows first and the drainage or you will still have the problems you have now.


Posted: 24/02/2017 at 07:31

I don't put fresh muck on anything. I think it is better mixed with straw bedding and well rotted down. If you do have fresh, add it to your compost bin and let it rot.

Lawn: Patches of no grass

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 14:54

If you have a puddle that sits there for a long time, you have a drainage problem. If the rest of the area drains well, you just need to build up the dip to level it, but it does sound as if your back garden could be a bit wet. Moss usually grows in damp, shady conditions, but it will also take over when your grass is weak and thin because of poor nutrition. You cannot change the light available, although there are seed mixes which cope better with some shade. Remove as much moss as you can by raking with a lawn rake You can introduce air and improve drainage by aerating and brushing over grit and compost. Seeding the bald bits doesn't seem to have worked so I would be inclined to feed up your existing lawn first. Personally, I wouldn't start with a lawn feed, I would use a general fertilizer like blood fish and bone and see if that helps.

HOWEVER, before you do all this hard work, have a think. Perhaps this area has never supported much grass. Are you flogging a dead horse? You might be better giving up on grass and rethinking the whole space. Good luck,

Dalek compost bins.

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 11:52

Thanks. I bet I get to do it, too!

Dalek compost bins.

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 10:17

Please could you advise: a friend has asked me to help with two of these, packed, she says, with slimy green garden waste from last year. I use open bins and have never tackled these. Any help would be appreciated.

A Special Delivery

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 07:22

Gorgeous! Congratulations, Jonesk. Your photo has brightened up the morning. We are expecting a similar delivery two weeks today, but in the form of a grandson. What could be better?

Farm Shops

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 12:55

I agree Frank, but we would only be able to eat four days a week!!!

Farm Shops

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 07:21

There is an excellent farm shop near me. It belongs to a local farmer and sells locally produced products. Unhappily, the prices are so high that I only buy my Christmas turkey there. While I am not rich, we have a perfectly adequate income, but I would be paying three to four times the supermarket prices : not Lidl, Tesco.

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