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Latest posts by Verdun

Poor Lawn

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 13:11

Eddie, I think leatherjackets may be the the cause.  They make their presence felt from September onwards. 

my lawn suffered badly every year until I applied a lawn grub killer and this was very effective lawn remainjng green and healthy.  However, this chemical has now been banned so I used nematodes this year to great effect.  Too late for this year now but try it next September.

are birds...crows, etc., ....pecking at your grass?  A good imdication of nasties in your lawn

in spring reseed bare patches and feed to recover your lawn

spare a thought

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 12:15

The local gc is full of xmas stuff and very few plants.  They don't have the real father christmas either.....I saw him arrive on the back of a motor bike and puffing a ciggie.  And no reimdeer..........wot's happening? 

spare a thought

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 08:15

Edd's ok.      I can take it 


Posted: 08/12/2015 at 08:06

They same time heals Pat.  Not sure it does,,does it?  


Posted: 08/12/2015 at 08:02

Agree little ann.  Climate change has always been.  It's the hype that accompanies extremes of WEATHER that irritates me.  

Climate change to me is like arguing about god.....experts everywhere but no proof 


Posted: 08/12/2015 at 07:54

Morning folks

wouldnt it be better to have those pots the other way round Pat E?  Watering will be easier 

dry and mild here.  

2 weeks and the shortest day will be passed.  Then longer days !  Yippee! 

Propagating lavender to make small hedges

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 22:41

Funny that Marrowcourgette....just responded to your thread re edging allotment and suggested a lavender hedge 

you need to wait until spring now and then take softwood cuttings.  By summer's end you will have young plants. It's how I have made lavendar hedges occasionally.  Invest in a bag of perlite to mix with mpc 

Edging allotment

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 22:36

Can you edge it with planting?  Lavendar hedge?  Fruit bushes?  


Posted: 07/12/2015 at 22:33

Come on Edd.  

If this was a face to face we would be at blows.  you sound like the bloke in the pub determined to punch someone's lights out.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 22:24

Sounds good Dave. you have got a sense of balance about this....the incident reflects more about the other guy than you so pleased you realise this

I know what you mean about loving the job too.  I always wanted to do a perfect job putting in more time than necessary and was paid for.  I had a lucrative job as well but hoped to replace it with planting out gardens.  

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