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Coffee Grounds

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 08:55

Coffee grounds still contain a fair amount of nutrients, I sprinkle them around the garden and lightly fork in as you would wood ash.

They only really deter slugs if dry unfortunately! 

what is this fungus

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:11

Coral spot it is not!

No Gardeners World and

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:53

BBC Humbug!!

Hardy geranium

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 17:43

It will bulk up quite quickly and seed all over the place if you let it, unless it is a named cultivar which tend to be better behaved.

Hardy geranium

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 07:32

Or Geranium Endresii.

My neighbour too, although he has now erected a 6 foot fence all along our boundary and it has gained me a foot of extra width, more planting opportunities i suppose!

Hardy geranium

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 21:39

Hi B3, could be Oxonianum or Macrorizum, both make great ground cover, seed freely and bulk up quickly. Geranium Macrorizum is particularly good in dry shade where virtually nothing else will grow, I use the white variety a lot for this reason.

I suggest you put some kind of barrier down to stop it reinvading when you've got it out / finished cursing it!

What is Best Deep Lawn Edging

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 19:21

I recommend rite-edge, it's not the cheapest but very sturdy and flexible. I use it for almost every new lawn installation. You still have to edge though. 

Fuchsias! to prune or not to prune?

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 19:11

Well the unpruned Fuchsia's suffered terribly from rust last year, don't know if it was a particularly bad year for it but said customer has agreed that they be cut down to ground level this year

I always do Fuchsia's in April here in the East Midlands, we still get the odd frost right into May but the new shoots are rarely affected.

Flowers under a hedge

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 18:06

Wild violets, Geranium Macrorrhizum is brilliant for dry shade, also sweet woodruff (Galium Odorata) and maybe some Perywinkle.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 07:45

I had the same issue with a new lawn i seeded over fresh "enriched" top soil, the reason being that there was still undigested organic matter in the soil which the worms were loving. i did knock the casts down before mowing and once the mowing season really got underway it became less of a problem and was fine in the second year at spring time. You could put a feed on it with added iron which will raise the PH and deter the worms from coming up into the rootzone.

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