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Bulbs planted in soggy lawn

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:22

Hi Everyone,

After having all the winter away and waiting for my bulbs to begin to emerge i find my self excited to see what is going to appear each day.

So hello to anyone who remembers me from last year and also to any new people who joined while i was away.

To my question - i planted daffs, snowdrops and some bluebells i think around octoberish, the lawn is very very wet, the other daffs ive planted elsewhere are showing and some are even in flower, but there is no sign at all of the stuff in the lawn.

Is it likely they have rotted over the rather damp winter we have had or am i just being impatient?


That's Monty done till March!

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 19:15

clueless have you checked the iplayer, they sometimes leave the entire series available for viewing.


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:41

I had leak moth in my leeks and onions earlier in the year, i decided to harvest early while they were still only affecting the top growth.  The caterpillars where off white with brown head as Bob has mentioned.

Slippery decking

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:34

I jet wash mine in spring and autumn, just done the autumn one now and unless its wet (wet floor is always slippery right?) its not slippery.  As to pressure washing damaging the decking, yes you can if you put the pressure washer on to high a setting and to close, but pressure washing is absolutly the recommended way to do it. less than 1300 PSI will not damage decking. 

Other options, you can buy grip sticks, which you nail onto the slippery areas, these in my opinon dont look very good, but they server a purpose and may be a better option for a curved bridge (assume its higher in middle than side?)

Second option is gripdeck, these are small inserts that you buy and slot into some of the grooves in the decking boards.  They are not cheap, but they look the part and work well.

Last opition, is to replace the deck boards with the anti slip boards, these are sold in b&q and im sure elsewhere for a more reasonable price, they are a standard decking board with anti grip stuff already attached.


Hope these help.

Greenhouse Query - Advice please

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 09:38

On the note of doing it in one shot, get grame up first, then if time is running out for the day, leave the glass out and complete the next available day.

I would make sure it is properly secured to the ground as well, and if elevating on bricks or whatever to gain some height, make sure to that it is fixed very well.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 19:02

one rogue seed among the packet probably?

Sweet Pea germination

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 18:20

did mine about 4 weeks ago and they took about a week, started in GH then into coldframe.

Member are leaving quicker than the summer did

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 18:14

Starting threads annoucing that you are leaving only fuels the fire, it strikes me as a need for attention, if someone decides to leave then simply stop using the forum, dont clamour for attention and people begging you to stay.

I am not sure who has caused these problems, but its pathetic on both parts in my opinion.

Insect Identification

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 13:02

Thanks Dove, i have read through that page already and a couple of others and most say it is a pest, i am not into killing pests generally  (other than slugs and even they just get flung over the fence) 

Would you consider this a danger to my rosemary? i have had another look and cant see any others around.

What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 12:48

Agree, looks very much like a dogwood i have just seen.

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