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Latest posts by Verdun

Epsom salt

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 18:30

Dont think you can really overdose Runny 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 18:19

Picked carrots,,spring onions, seaweed sprayed plants in comtainers and tomatoes, staked few more delphiniums, cut grass......managing to cut every 2 or 3 days......removed dying daff foliage.

Chlorotic leaves

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 18:16

Yes, any chemist.  Straight epsom additives

Fine lawn seed or rye mix??

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 18:14

Same dilemma as me a few years back Ritchie

i wanted a first class lawn.  Finest seed.  Mowed every other day...tried dressed, hands and knees pulling out the weeds...not many....and the odd rogue grass.  Plus all the other maintenance jobs.  

My soil, esp in front garden, is very free draining so lawn needed a lot of water.  And a lot of feeding. The close mown lawn though lacked rich green at times and fhe workload was heavy

I may post a picture of my lawn....just been cut....but it is now a little longer with any reseeding done with dwarf rye.  It feels and looks pretty good I think...well, people say so.

my advice would be to go for a decent lawn seed mix but not a fine seed one.  However, treat it as though it is a first class lawn.  Mow twice a week in summer.  Feed twice ....once in spring and once in mkd summer.  The autumn feed I feel is unnecessary. Mow with blades set mid way..not too short but not too long. Rake, aerate,,spike and top dress in sutumn.  Apply nematodes for leatherjackets

Ants in my flower pots.

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 18:03

Mesh wont stop ants Paul

water is very effective but for ornamental plants ant killer spray works well

Landscaping Fabric

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 16:32

Many weeds like bindweed will simply grow sideways to the edge of the membrane.  I also think it "kills" the soil.  Not for me

Chlorotic leaves

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 16:29

That's magnesium deficiency I think.  I have it too on several plants.  Epsom salt sprays have rectified it for me.

Centaurea 'alba'

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 16:26

I have black sprite.  now flowering.  Not sure if I actually like it though 


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 16:22

Did I say Cornwall are rhe champions of the whole of England?  We would have won it last year and the year before but the other teams snuck in more points.

hey Susan!  i resemble that remark suggesting it is I who eats all the cake 

that happened to me too Liri.  I have to go via settings to read messages. 

Lovely day. Seaweed sprayed plants in containers and tomatoes.  

My papya popsickle didnt arrive yesterday but it should come tomorrow.  For those not in the know it's a delicious ice lolly 

did I mention the rugby county championship at all?


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 13:41

Cornwall has won rugby union County Championship . Dont want to boast at all 

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

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