Posted: 05/10/2016 at 09:35
Hello all, haven't been here for ages, been out adventuring all summer, hurrah! I have 3 things I'd appreciate advice on; peonies, I have 2 large clumps, one moved and temporarily in pot, one yet to be dug up, I know they need to be planted not too deep, but should I cover the new shoots that were uinderground?Secondly, one of my 2 new fuchsias in large hanging baskets is either dead or dying, it shrivelled ages ago, and any flowers that formed dropped off, I removed damaged leaves , trimmed back, kept watered and sprayed with seaweed, the other in another basket the same, only a few feet away is fine, what happenedto it? I couldn't see any obviuos culprit. Thirdly, the bane of my life... the lawn, I did add lots of drainage as advised here, and it is much less waterlogged, however seed won't seem to germinate on it, despite raking, aerating, watering, keeping off... I did it insummer before we went away with patch magic (rubbish, it was still lying there a week later despite plenty of rain and a good soak to start) I reseeded again 10 days ago and the same has happened, the garden is east facing, it's been 62 degrees most days so it's warm enough and there's been a fair bit of rain. Any suggestions what may grow ? Just while kids are little I feel we need grass, when they get bigger the borders will get much bigger and there'll just be a couple of paths but for now I am SO fed up of bare earth for a surface, will anything else do instead of grass? Thanks for reading I hope someone can help!