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Whoops! I've done it again ......

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 16:55

Hellebore sounds  excellent Dove. 

bought a double pink from Ashwoods 2 years ago.....superb last year but this one is late to show so far.  Its been an odd year here for hellebores...some were very early and some not so early 

Planted, seeded, potted on, tidied, pruned....caught the sun too.  Spike lazed outside sunbathing too so enjoyable day topped by a large Cornish pasty.  (Ssssh!  A scone with jam and lashings of Cornish clotted cream went down a treat earlier .) 


Temperature for grass seed

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 16:40

I used a "rapid germinating" seed mixture.....ha ha.  Low temp germination, extra green grass, etc., etc.    In my experience they are mostly the same.  I have sown in winter and in summer and always germinates.  I really don't think the temperature is too crucial a degree or two either way.  I'm confident my grass will show and grow well in a couple of weeks.  

Temperature for grass seed

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 12:27

Vegemight, I have just over seeded and top dressed my lawn....milder here I expect but grass seed should germinate well at 8 degrees.  

You can feed in a few weeks but not weed and feed 

Saving my muddy lawn

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 12:23

nothing quite like a lawn.....restful, relaxing green,  wonderful smell when cut, sets everything off, lovely to sit on and play on.  

A garden without grass is missing so much 

Two plant ID's

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 11:56

Nut......we all know you are the guru here 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 11:49

Hey Stacey.....the chilli queen 

Good to hear from you.  One or two have been a bit naughty here but I have been as good as gold 

wonderful day.....unbroken sunshine and feeling so warm.  top dressed back lawn too now and tickled in some seed.  Potted on several perennials and trimmed specimen evergreens.  

cheese n grapes on wholemeal now and then off to the look see 

Soil conditioner question

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 07:43

Craig, if you are using it as a mulch much of that nitrogen will be lost to the atmosphere.  I don't think this is an issue 

you need to ask a couple of questions it free from chemicals like weedkiller?  Is it well composted?....can you see any ingredients (weeds etc) not broken down?

i would use it in the autumn as a mulch.  Can you keep it somewhere to use later?  I would not use a product I was unsure about 

Two plant ID's

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 07:36

Jekyl, I cut back by around half way down here about now but if its a bit colder where you are I would be inclined to wait until early April.  

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 07:30

Morning folks 

dry, no wind and sunny.  Looking v good 


Help choosing plants for alpine garden

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 21:50

Paddy, think it will look odd as an assortment of alpines there but if you take this route research their individual requirements.  They can also look very flat so look to vary height as well as texture ( festucas can ring the changes for example ) 

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