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Latest posts by Verdun

Bumpy lawn

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 15:39

No to rotovating.  It makes a mess, disperses weeds and does nothing good for your lawn.

i would dig it all over.  However, you could apply a glyphosate weedkiller and then vigorously rake it.  A cultivator is a good tool...will scrape a little deeper than a rake.  Rake it level,,remove stones, and weed roots remaining.

if you have ants it suggests to me it is very dry there....?

wait until first week or so of September and apply a granular feed and rake it in.  A week or so later sow grass seed.  Keep it well watered until germination.  

this will solve your bumps,,hollows and preserve your lawn mower. 

Trouble Posting

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 15:32

Go to settings when at latest posts and click

your profile then appears....scroll down to forum settings.  Click. Scroll to basic editor and advanced editor. See what box is marked. If advanced editor then click basic editor.  Then click save changes

Flamingo tree leaf problems

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 14:01

Yes but it's more to do with the compost Dawn.  Normal multi purpose compost isn't adequate for shrubs, etc. 

Pole for washing line

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 13:59

Who said anything about washing them Dove?  i heard you shouldnt wash underpants more than once a month 

Trouble Posting

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 13:56

Can you tick the basic editor box?  Then tick save changes Meomye 

Buddleja for just a year.

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:37

Those dwarf varieties need better soil than their bigger cousins

Trouble Posting

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:19

Meomye, check your settings.  Are you on basic editor or advanced editor. Try the other option and then remember to tick " save changes"

You could also try logging out and re signing in

Flamingo tree leaf problems

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:16

Dawn, whether its a willow or an acer, neither will totally enjoy being in a pot.

if in a pot try adding dried manure with john innes because both of these plants hate drying out

Buddleja for just a year.

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:14

I echo the suggestion for buddleia BUZZ.  They are half normal size and flower profusely....two I have, Ivory and Magenta, are scented.

elderberry, a combination of Buzz and echinacea make a very attractive summer display.  

Poorly Cosmos

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 12:09

For me the best cosmos are grown in free draining but good soil.  They are not a plant to water much if at all.

for cosmos not growing well right now I would pinch it back, removing all flower buds and liquid feed with tomato food a couple of times a week

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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