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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 08:10

Morning Dove

Yes, I felt it might be that way. ,Adrian Bloom has always inspired me.  Whenever he has had a spot on a prog he has always spoken with passion, ideas and knowledge.  It would have been his garden I would have wanted to see 

Getting the perfect lawn [pictures]

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 08:07

Daisyheadcase......what a delightful name .........I've come to realise that beauty in the garden, principally the lawn, is second to enjoying it.  Mine is a good lawn and proud of it but, as I have already said, it is used too. Your garden looks like its a fun place to be and that's great 

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 07:50

Well. She does look good Kevin..........   She's fine for Chelsea but not for general garden progs.  

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 07:48

Some good advice there Mike.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 07:47

Beautiful morning.  Warm and sunny.

The rain yesterday produced lush growth and freshened/washed the vegetation.  Plant growth must be at its fastest right now.  

Taking my mum to day care cemtre today to check it out following a discussion with stroke support worker yesterday. Hopefully a day a week or 2 half days there will give her alternative thinking.  Well, we will see.

Envious of those who visited Bressimgham yesterday........no doubt would have been tempted by many plants and inspired too.  

 

Getting the perfect lawn [pictures]

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 00:13

C.J.

I sense you are over zealous. Over anxious. 

Why the water meter?  

You need to use some logical self judgement I think.  It sounds like your lawn is over wet

Let your lawn be for a spell.  As I explained earlier, I too had ideas of a perfect lawn so I understand the fastidiousness involved. Almost the obsession of it 

Watering the scorched area again will now do nothing to green it.  Wait and see if grass responds.  If it dies there lightly rake it out, scratch the soil itself and re seed.  I would not reseed it right now though ...see how it is in a week's time.  

I really domt think the grass will scorch if watered during the day but why do it then?  Evening is best because there is less evaporation that's all.  

You can overfeed .....well, as you can with everything......grass and this simply makes it susceptible to disease.  

why are they yellow?

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 23:54

I think they are simply  too wet.  Antirrhinums like it dry.  I would mum's a little soil toward the stem to encourage water run off.  And don't water, at all 

Carpenteria californica shaping

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 23:51

Yep, thanks Mike

Also just realised it likes moisture.  Always assumed it to be a Mediterranean type ...I.e. drought resistant .....plant but apparently not.  So, hard back pruning, a good feed and plenty of watering today.  

Yes, lizzie.  The flowers are truly beautiful and, until this year, were a summer treat.

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 23:45

Again, I emjoyed the Chelsea  coverage.  thought Monty was very good, again.  Hope to see some of the new plants featured.  Usually end up with some of them....foxglove illumination pink (disappointingly not perennial) and anemome wild swan (a delight) and echinacea tiki torch (brilliant colour)

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 23:39

Keep strong Mike 

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