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New lawn

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 22:26

I treat the odd weed in the lawn now rather than wait until spring. 

There wont be a difference for spring and autumn weeds 

lawn fertiliser

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 22:21

Not irony tottenhamwin.

my (valid) point is that more  damage caused by overdosing than by doing nothing.  


Problem Solving

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 20:08

Daisy, cuttings is always the way to go with salvias. you are is not entirely hardy.  Because they grow so quickly cuttings taken in summer will make large plants for the following summer so you could risk leaving it out once you have a cycle of cuttings and young plants.  

Ironically many of these salvias...leucanthemum,,Amistad, Love and Wishes etc., are at their best in late summer and autumn.  The colours just intensify.  

So you could trim off long stems later in autumn and take into gh to save space.  

New lawn

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 19:32

Runny, still time to use lawn weedkiller...just. 

You mean to kill only the weeds Don't you?  Not the old grass too. 

Most lawn weedkillers are on a par with one another I think.  

Best to do this asap 


Posted: 10/09/2015 at 19:30

I will check the label when I next see the plant Meely.  It is a very good blue though


Posted: 10/09/2015 at 19:16

The only variety I know is Taplow Blue.  Don't grow it but planted it for a friend earlier this year.  Delightful blue flowers

lawn fertiliser

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 19:13

Think I would do it now tottenhamwin unless you applied fertiliser over past week or so.

rake out dead or dying grass and scratch soil surface to an inch or so and re seed.  

Funny isn't it?  In our efforts to achieve a great lawn we overdo the processes.    

I have a dreadful wind problem!

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 19:08

Senecio does well on the coast as do olearias.  Hollies too.  Armerias, osteospermums,,erigerons, arabis, aubretia, campanulas to phormiums, libertias, agapanthus, cordylines, griselinias, taxus, escallonias, pyracanthas, many hebes, euonymous, and more

I love near the coast but sheltered by trees and walls so salt is not really an issue.  However, growing small salt tolerant plants and allowing them to acclimatise and grow slowly is the way I think


Posted: 10/09/2015 at 18:58

Jad, I'm in far west of cornwall.  Looks like we have had best of the summer over here . Today, for example, it's been sunny since early morning.

I've found it a great summer for veg....tomatoes, for example, have given a huge crop and still are.

what crops disappointed you Jad?  Beetroot should do well...a maritime crop! 

Wont think of protecting anything yet down here

Plants I don't like (for no particular reason)

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 16:41

Hello Order in the Border

a few weeks back a (very competitive) gardener visited me and spoke openly about her dislike of yellow flowers then she tried to cadge pieces of various plants I had, as it happened many were yellow.  "Sorry", I said, " you don't like yellow, remember" . 

check out the yellows in heleniums...usually mixed with orange/red/brown.  Bet you change your mind.......

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