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I think I've killed the lawn

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:59

Yes, exactly hogweed.  That's my advice too 


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:58

Well done Woody.  Sounds a wonderful village there 

salvia armistad

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:56

They do droop sanjy.  As it it will and substantially too....the flowers will look  better. it improves with the warmer weather.  Mine havent looked too great so far but past two weeks has improved them no end.  

They're not in wet ground or being over watered though,,are they?  They are easy low care plants so dont want over fussing

Keirra Japonica

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:51

Kerria is not something I want in my garden. it is a weedy nuisance.

Ice, I would spray or paint the kerria pieces you see With glyphosate.   Your neighbour wont know anything. that kerria will continue to invade and spread.  Spray further growths during the summer.

Sick bay tree

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 19:55

Bay trees are really very tough. agree that your bushes should recover.  I assume you also kept them reasonably watered..?  Cold dessocating winds and a dry rootball are a recipe for a poorly bay tree

Information please

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 19:51

You dont say what plant it is.  

why do you suspect poisoning?  

I think I've killed the lawn

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 19:48

You dont need to dig it up to re seed Liam.  

as gardeners we all do things differently but as long as the lawn sand is dissolved from top soil you can reseed. never a problem for me and Ive grown a few lawns.

incidentally, more lawns are ruined by over dosing.....fertiliser, moss killers,weed killers  and treatments........ than anything else.  We have to go that little but further, don't we?  Used to call on a guy who produced the most beautiful lawn.  One day I called to see it had turned brown.  He had over dosed with fertiliser, it was hot dry weather and he neglected to water it in.  We have all done it or similar  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 19:37

Gardeninglily, you know you can cut your cordyline back don't you?  it's way I grow cordyline Albertii.......let it grow tall for a few years then cut it down. currently it is in its second year from cut back and is 5' tall. easier and better than trying to dig it up.  They dont really take kindly to being moved esp if well established

I think I've killed the lawn

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 18:43

Can you provide details of your,,home made nitrogen fertiliser Frank? can anyone make it?  


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 18:40

Blackbirds will enjoy your amusement park Dove.  My neighbour has a heron statue by his pool..... It had bird poo on it when I was there.  Its really a question of getting in first.  Got blackcurrants beginning to turn now so regular and often visits for picking seems the way to go.  

the best goosegogs I grew were as cordons.  Had several different varieties in my zealous days but we cornish guys like our goosegogs sour so they all taste the same then .  Taken cuttings to start off new set of cordons

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