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Posted: Yesterday at 11:42

no you should be ok to sow, just protect he seedlings from really cold weather

Newbie lawn Owner Question!

Posted: Yesterday at 11:00

if its only been down a week then looks fine to me,

some of the gaps look a bit larger than they should be but some topsoil brushed into the gaps should help,

unless it doesn't rain for a couple of days, I would not water from now on, otherwise you risk waterlogging and killing the roots.

the 'splodges' are prob different species of grass, unless you want a striped bowling green, all the species will get going eventually.

Dwarf fruit trees

Posted: Yesterday at 10:39

plant any tree from November onwards,

Remember to pick the correct root stock for apples is use M26 which gets to about 12 foot if left to it or MM106 which gets to about 13 foot left to it. Obviously trained they are a lot smaller! don't be tempted to get M27 (super dwarfing) I've never found that they take very well.

for plums I use St Julien A.

in the first spring take ALL the blossom off, this way the plant focuses on root growth instead of fruit, this means your fruit for the years after will be better.

research the varieties, you want something that is disease resistant and can grow in your climate well (i'm more limited than some as I live in Northern England and some apples just don't do well here!)

Getting more wildlife into garden

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 09:42

my mother has just recently dug tunnels under all her fences and put in a short length (about a foot in length) of my leftover land drain in the holes, the tunnels don't collapse and the tunnels drain out after flooding in heavy rain, she did this three months ago and she had hedgehogs in the garden within two weeks! the more entrance/exits you can make the more likely you are to get hedgehogs - plus feeding them helps!

Germination inhibitor

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 09:37

I smear the jelly covered tomato seeds on kitchen roll, wait till it dries and store it till next year, when I need them the seeds just pick off easily.

Passion fruit seeds I sow as fresh as possible and get them thru winter on a sunny windowsill in a heated conservatory, but I have better results taking semi-hardwood cuttings in mid/late summer to be honest.

Today's observations?

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 09:28

only observation was last night when I discovered my main garden footpath and steps had turned into a river/waterfall combination and my house had water all around it making it resemble a boat! luckily is didn't rise enough to flood in and sink me!

Basil Stem black?

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 11:10

its turning from soft growth into woody growth,

Basil is grown as an annual in this country, but in warmer climates it can be kept going for a couple of years by regularly trimming the flowers out

using bright room to grow seeds

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 11:07

you could always get some grow lights if its not enough light

Magnolia shrub leaves curling and turning brown

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 15:32

it should have dropped its leaves last winter as well, its not inside by any chance is it?

Mock Orange

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 10:09

if in doubt prune just after a shrub has flowered, otherwise you run the risk of healthy shrubs but no flowers!

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