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Lawn disaster

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:57

Hiya Shrinking Violet

I would apply lawn weedkiller soon....mid April.  A combined lawn feed and weedkiller ideally.

Then I would lightly "scratch" in grass seed in bare spots.  shouldn't cost too much.  Could you water occasionally? 

(conifers can take up a lot of water and make life difficult for other nearby plants. Stag horn sumach too)

Photinia leaf drop

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:42

My soil is free draining and neutral.  When I prune it I water it because I feel it needs it.  As I have already said, Photinias seem to very temperamental at times and susceptible to all kinds of leaf problems despite varying soil conditions.  

Every photinia I've grown has been a disappointment and mostly when I see them they are cursed for their leaf drop, etc.  Not sure they enjoy it near the coast.  Shelter seems to be required for good quality plant.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:33

Been nice here today.  Not brilliant sunshine but warm enough and cloudy ish.

Put an hour or so into tidying, weeding etc....very satisfying.  Dividing and cutting old leaves on Phormiums too makes for better foliage to come.

Punkdoc, I've grown lychnis Vesuvius too for its foliage and orange flowers.  Yes, it is short lived...best as an annual I think.....but complements many of my blue flowers.

Rain tomorrow....plenty of it too apparently.  

gardeners world presenters

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 13:11

But......I AM BEAUTIFUL   I am, I am I am .............

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:56

Chicky, Bowles mauve cuttings best in mid spring I think but I take them in summer and autumn too.  Very easy 

Edd, sounds like you will enjoy sorting out that garden.  

Camelias?  Some are lovely.  Some are messy.  But they are traditional Cornish features growing well...and huge...down here. I have a lovely white but it needs to be regularly cleared of browned old flowers.  The white flowers are more noticeably spoiled by this than red or pink varieties. 

Got my plant order coming today.   Exciting. 

Cloudyish here today but warm 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:42

Tracey, best to let them self seed.  Then dig up the seedlings and pot them on.

gardening and mental health

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:38

Hiya folks.

Agree that gardening, etc. can improve mental health.

I have been looking at volunteering with a well known support organisation that provides gardening as a comfort to,those with drug, alcohol, mental and emotional problems.  It involves teaching these skills as well.

If I have worries and concerns a while spent in the garden is comforting.

gardening and mental health

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:37

Huya folks.

Agree that gardening, etc. can improve mental health.

I have been looking at volunteering with a well known support organisation that provides gardening as a comfort to,those with drug, alcohol, mental and emotional problems.  It involves teaskills these skills as well.

If I have worries and concerns a while spent in the garden is comforting.

Nervous Gardener

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 21:54

I would apply a fertiliser there peanuts.  Ideally you would reseed first.....I tend to do a little every year.  Lidl sell a lawn frrtiliser ...right now...that is excellent value.  

gardeners world presenters

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 20:14

My ideal GW presenters would be me and Dove. ....I would get top billing, of course 

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