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Posted: 08/07/2016 at 17:52

I think it is a little harsh to condemn somebody's choice of artificial turf without knowing anything about their personal circumstances. Wouldn't be my choice - but I don't have to use a wheelchair, I have time to cut a lawn, I have space to store a lawnmower, I can afford to buy a lawn mower, I like gardening etc etc

To answer the question I would hesitate to use Jeyes fluid anywhere in the garden. It's quite nasty stuff, not great for the environment & will leave your turf smelling like a particularly dodgy public toilet.

I would go with a really good hose down per Fidget's suggestion. If there are any particularly dodgy areas perhaps a scrub with some heavily diluted biological washing powder / liquid or even some carpet cleaner. 

Clari is right that the best people to advise are the manufacturers of the turf. Failing that I just would treat it a bit like a carpet.


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 12:28

They sold a few plants Obelixx - but I don't think any of us succumbed. Mainly because Wonky brought a boot full of plants she had grown from seed (and excellent quality plants they were too) which we split between us, and Dove had a boot full for Wonky - including donations from Hosta. 

I think we could set up a first rate Forkers' Plant Stall... 


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 08:45

Very best wishes P'doc. I hope the medics can help you to start feeling better soon, and I also hope something can be done re NDN. Horrible situation to be in.

I had noticed you hadn't been around for the last couple of days - we do miss you you know Come back for a chat or just a look round soon 

Forkers Helmingham Hall garden visit

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 21:02

Well done Wonky - I was too busy nattering to do any proper photos. 

Thanks for a lovely day everyone! 

Rosemummy - definitely East Ruston - even if you need to travel a few miles. The crabs and other sea food at the fishmngers in nearby Happisburgh is worth a detour too 

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Posted: 07/07/2016 at 19:40

Lovely day out with the girls - thank you all for your excellent company and thanks for the plants Wonky.

The gardens were absolutely beautiful but I was too busy yacking to take pictures other than plant labels - soz  Think Wonky or Panda might have taken a couple though.

Time for dinner although I'm still quite full after lunch and cake. Maybe I'll sit and watch the umpire - sorry - I mean watch the tennis for a bit 

Which cosmos is this if it is?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 10:47

Not yet Posy - but I found a 2" long slug 6' up my (upstairs) bedroom wall this morning (inside not outside) 

No idea how it got there - maybe the cat brought it in - will have to ask him 

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Posted: 07/07/2016 at 10:44

I'm leaving now in a minute (still feeling a bit Welsh after last night ) and the sun has come out to play  - looking forward to our day out 

Marker Pens that Work

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 10:02

Sharpies here too - but I use an ultra-fine nib which allows me to write more info on the label. Manager at Peter Beales roses recommended them to me.

Keep meaning to try some black labels with white marker for border plants - I believe they don't fade in the same way as black on white.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 09:58

Hugs LP - we're here for you 

Looking forward to meeting the amazing Wonky later today even more now 


Posted: 07/07/2016 at 08:50

Tony Blaah - weasel words from a weasel person! I noticed he managed to do that affected wobble / broken voice thing when he was 'apologising'. I despise him. 

I was thinking about David Kelly too. He seemed such a gentle quietly spoken man torn apart by politicians.

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