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Festuca glauca 'Blue Fescue Grass'

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 11:55

For me, put them in greenhouse.  They are hardy grasses.  I divided mine in autumn (.Elijah blue) and kept in cold greenhouse and they are now outside.  In 2 or 3 weeks, if a little warmer, put them outside.

Lawn Feed

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 11:51

Ritchie, a balanced granular feed in few weeks....lidl sell it ...it's excellent and cheap.

if it has moss then a complete weed, feed and moss package.  However, I prefer spot lawn weed.

once or twice then during the summer a liquid nitrogen feed keeps lawn looking good

weekly mowing with blades not too low and it's easy 

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 23:23

Or simply divide...pull apart tubers with stems.  I agree some tubers are huge 

Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 19:54

My questin was really about branded bags labelled as "farmyard manure".  Used to get 6x, for example, which was dehydrated, concentrated cow/ horse manure.  I don't see this in garden centres now ...just recycled vegetation Hyped as "manure"

i will go online to see if 6x or similar is still available 

Wallflowers

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 16:57

They will add growth soon.....mine now...and flower

think best if sown in spring to flower following spring

a few weeks spaced in my veg patch (rich soil) during late summer produces large plants.

Although  not a cold winter really, my wallflowers are later than usual. some are flowering and the rest ready to.  Have a row of one colour edging veg patch ......occupying runner bean trench .  Had yellow wallflowers and white daffs there last spring.

Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 15:49

well, no smell, convenient esp for small jobs...viz., mulching individual plants

there are plenty of farms  locally if I wanted a big load but not at this time of year

ornamental holly bushes

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 15:46

are they in pots Brenda?

Dahlia tubers

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 15:45

no Robmarston, you cant keep them as stored tubers throughout the summer.  Pot them up and keep well fed and watered.

Aftercut all in one - URGENT!!

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 14:03

If it does scorch Shamrock just rake your lawn gently in couple of weeks and lightly re seed.  It will be fine.  Not a big lawn so not a big job.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 13:59

Blue boa is a little hardier than black adder I think.....certainly easier to propagate as every one seems to grow and more rounded leaves. Serrations develop on older leaves...I.e. As opposed to fresh new leaves ...and Yviestevie just rub the leaves of blue boa. They are aromatic as are most agastaches.  

black adder and one or two other agastaches are showing now in the garden.

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