Posted: 05/10/2016 at 10:40
Hiya again rosemummy
yes, cover the new underground shoots but not too much. Sun, as much as possible, for peonies too so the sunniest spot you have and do not mulch too near the base.
Fuchsias? They are all different. Some go on longer imto autumn and some give up in late summer. Just why one of yours is all shrivelled up could be down to watering,,variety, pest, disease or it's desire to close down for the winter. I would pot it up and cut it back and water it. Put it in the gh later when it gets colder
the lawn? Well, I love my grass and would not be without it but yours, if it is constantly waterlogged, may be a candidate for removal. However, you said you addressed the drainage...so it wasn't boggy when you got back then?
the seed? Where you are perhaps the rain washed the seed away? 10 days though is still optimistic for germination in October. Give it another couple of weeks to see.
artificial grass is widely used now.....possibility? However, it will be better to wait until spring now and reseed then.
do you mow regularly or only cut when grass gets long? regular mowing will help grass grow more thickly and will keep it nice and green. My nephew is a "cut only when he has to" guy and his grass was very patchy. I persuaded him to cut at least once a week and his grass has never been better. A simple solution !