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lawn problem

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 16:45

Nick, I thnk you may have leatherjacket damage.......has the damage been since the end of the summer? Too late to address it now but next September apply nematodes. In spring rake tour lawn apply lawn feed and re seed where applicable.

Sedum Autumn joy

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 16:38

Scott, pot,them up.  Although hardy they will be much bigger and better for plamting out in spring.  If you doubt it,,pot some up and plant some out and let us know 


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 16:36

Cut down hardy fuschia,,dug up and divided another miscanthus, planted bulbs, cut grass (again) dug up and divided dahlia.  Warm but breezy.  

Yes, Fairy, he may look cute but I thnk he is dangerous 


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 12:40

My solitary rose, christmas roses, daffodils, astrantia, hellebores, rudbechias even a dwarf helenium are all flowering.  But many more including azaleas and camelias and cannas.  Summer meeting spring and by-passing winter?  If I hadn't cut down most everything there would be as much flowering now as in summer. 

Why do I feel I shouldnt have said that?  Tempting fate?  

Made a plan, Hebacious border for next year

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 11:59

Fairy....have some respect for your betters 

perki, can you place those plants out before you plant them?  It's what I do if I can. You will get a better idea of how it will all look despite most of your plants now dormant.  

Don't squash things in because you have the plants.....i find frik monch, for example, takes up quite a space.  G Rozanne too...I have one plant that is 10' plus wide.  Heleniums grow from small in spring to a metre wide in full summer. I like to see every plant with plenty of space.  Nothing worse than plants poked in every available space. Bulbs can go in those gaps anyway.  .

when planted up a mulch of mini bark chips will give your planting a touch of class, control weeds and regulate water loss

How to make leaf mold a little more nutrious for plants

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 11:46

Chris add some dried manure to your leafmould or pelleted chicken manure as a nutritious mulch for your fruit bushes.  Add potash too


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 07:45

Morning folks.  Morning, I'm not awake yet 

just back from a walk on the wild side to the beach.  Gusting wind but not cold at all and dry.  Off to get some xmas pressies later.....great! people packed like sardines, etc


Winca - how can i get rid of it?

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 21:48

Wot's a V and a W between friends Linda?  We all just vanted to help 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 21:45

Edd, we are all unique.  We all believe nobody understands us.  

I have always dealt with situations with anger....but it's the easiest of emotions,thst serves no positive use..  I would attack all and sundry with no fear of punishment or consequence.  Push people away.  will go out of my way to be confrontational. But when it counts I can also deal with situations as I feel you can and will Edd 

Made a plan, Hebacious border for next year

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 21:34

Gosh, Perki....its going to look great 

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let's remember our birthdays folks 
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The best onions from seed.....

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