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Lawn care

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 14:49

Hi my lawn is looking a bit rough and could do with a bit of TLC. I worked hard on it last year and it was looking good after years of neglect but the winter and children have take their toll on it. I was planning on using weed and feed, scarifying it and aerating it with a garden fork. The problem is I've just set up three 3ft x 6ft  x 6" high veg beds along one side of my garden and wasn't sure if weed and feed would be a good idea since the grass growns right up to the veg beds. Would I be best feeding the lawn and treating the weeds individually?

I had to chuckle

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 21:48

The have it all garden was fab, I'd love my garden to look like that but with four kids the lawn is in high demand.

Maiden fruit tree

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 17:43

I've now cut the main trunk down to 1ft, the second tree was easy but I was dithering over the first tree and took about 5 minutes to make the cut. I'm going to have to figure out how to protect the tree from my youngest and prevent him hurting himself by falling onto it. A quick question, when I've been looking at espalier fruit trees 3 tiers seems the normal amount but I was hoping for four on my trees, is 4 tiers ok?

Too early to chit?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 10:50

I had an allotment for a couple of years and one of the other plot holders always planted his potatoes on the 17th March. I don't know why, he just said he always planted them on that date no matter what the weather was like. Luck of the irish and all that!

Maiden fruit tree

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 14:00

Thanks Dove I just wanted to check with more experienced gardeners just incase I needed to reposition it before it became established. I planted it last weekend but I didn't shorten the trunk, that's one of my jobs this weekend.

Maiden fruit tree

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 13:24

Hi this is my first post although I read the forum most days. I recently planted two maiden apple trees, James Grieve and rosette. I want to train these as 3 tier espalier against my fence so I did some research on the web and followed a video on YouTube. The problem is now that I've planted them a foot from the fence as advised in the video they look too far away from the fence! is a foot to far?

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Lawn care

How to get it looking nice again? 
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Maiden fruit tree

Planting and training 
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Last Post: 11/03/2014 at 17:51
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