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Garden rescue

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 12:14

Re those tree ferns Hosta........... My local nursery is selling them for a fraction of the price local GC is.  Plus a sale in 10 days with 25% off. ........I have reason to think I will do better than that too 

Tempted esp with a large conifer to be removed soon and a perfecf site for it.  Meant to be? 

For me Garden Rescue is enjoyable viewing.  And the first of 8 one hour GW tonight 

Poldark returns

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 12:06

A little decorum please ladies. will be on tv dreckly 

Have I killed my lawn with evergreen?

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 12:00

Ripply, I will be top dressing my front lawn in next few days.    

I would be inclined to scarify your lawn, sow seed and then top dress.  I find ordinary mpc suitable for this.  Your lawn will look scruffy after scarifying so you might as well seed and top dress at same time. Top dressing, after a week or two, will create a nice looking lawn 

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 11:55

Aym, you could do cuttings too.  Sorry to burst  your bubble though 

Have I killed my lawn with evergreen?

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 08:22

Ripply, don't bother with autumn Fertiliser.   Last thing you want to do is apply any additional feeding.

I think the same advice has been repeated for now best just to wait, let rain do its work and/or watering

Rudbeckias gone mad

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 08:09

Those rudbeckias are very nice GD but they are not perennial plants. 

Can i chop/move a large cotinus??

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 23:43

Hello noviceneedshelp,

no,,I don't think you will successfully move a large cotinus tree.   Try it if it's in the wrong place as you have nothing to lose.   I think the roots are too far spreading to transplant and they resent it too 

take cuttings of it.....both hard wood and soft wood now.  They will root. 

You can chop it hard back....I do this to mine every year.  I have another against a wall that I cut some branches back but leave others;  this gives me some flowers but also plenty of juvenile foliage.

can you keep it where it is knowing you can cut it back hard?  Grow on the cuttings and you have plants available in a couple of years to put where you want to...?? 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 22:07

Shame Frank but hopefully you still had a good day 

Have I killed my lawn with evergreen?

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 22:05

Yes, to create a seed bed but don't panic.  We have some tain over next few days so you will know better then 

Have I killed my lawn with evergreen?

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 21:41


your lawn turning black is's the moss In your lawn

you should water the treatment at least within 24 hours.  If it was hot and sunny and dry your lawn would have scorched without being watered promptly.

nothing you can do but keep it watered and hope your lawn recovers.  Wait a couple of weeks to see if the grass deterioratea further.  If so I would over seed at the end of this month 

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