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Newbie Question on Moss

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 17:29

An electric scarifier is effective ....prob better than a rake because a rake can be bloomin' hard work quarkrad.  

some scarifiers have height adjustment but be aware you could damage the lawn itself by too low setttings. I would prefer to scarify in autumn and in spring on high setting.


If you have an interest in autism

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 17:22

Yes, agree it is fascinating.  Sometimes amusing too as we need to be aware of how literally everything is taken.  Used to do a garden for someone with aspergers too and it was difficult to say the least at times.  However, easing off when confrontation looms, some lateral thinking, seeing when stress is building up, etc., etc., and I have learned an awful lot about myself in the process too.  

Those with aspergers suffer huge frustration frequently....often they are extremely bright or gifted.  

One I have a lot of contact with has trust in me and confides in me....talking  ( listening) is still the best therapy in the world I think.  Don't think many spare the time for this though even the professionals 


If you have an interest in autism

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 16:52

I know something about autism, esp aspergers.  Support a friend's son now and then and attended a few "classes".  Far more complicated than it seems.  Aspergers is far from rare too.  Helping or working with someone with aspergers requires lots of patience and understanding ......prob good for all of us to do 


Posted: 29/12/2015 at 16:37

No baby yet KEF.......I havent even had any twinges yet 

a breezy pleasant morning turning rough now.......I think Frank's going to be a rough ride tonight. Looks like we here are sending it to all of you. Sorry! 

cutting lawn

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 09:55

Havent stopped cutting my grass.  Did it few days ago and looking to do it again. 

Sufficient Sunlight

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 08:17

Morning Slevin, I think that makes a lot of sense.  Taking your time and assessing your situation, light levels etc is the way to go 


Posted: 29/12/2015 at 07:58

Will be a disaster Sunnygardener.  I share your impatience for spring but winter will still have a big say yet.  


Posted: 29/12/2015 at 07:55

Morning everyone.

Quiet, dry and bright moon as I walked to the beach earlier.  Calm before the storm .....Frank looks angry for tonight and tomorrow 

Carrots - what's the secret?!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 23:14

Spring and summer carrots only for me.  Come September I have had enough.  From late May onwards I am eating delicious sweet carrots.

would never keep carrots in the ground.....

Phlox - subulata as ground cover ?

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 22:31

Iberis, candytuft, makes a good evergreen white flowered ground cover.  Heathers too worth considering.........foliage and flower colour throughout the year. my reservation about phlox is that soil needs to be reasonable quality to thrive in my experience.

 a1154 how big is the area?  How about a shrub or two to add variety?  Ground cover cotoneaster horizontalis, wide low growimg junipers?  

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