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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 08:40

Hello forkers

Quiet, cloudy morning.  

Have good day everybody

 

Ornamental grass seed?

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 23:49

Hiya LeadFarmer 

Its good to think things out first.....the pros and cons....whilst preparing the ground.  The better the preparation the better your lawn will be 

Summer Bulbs/Bare Roots Planting

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 23:46

Matt, don't overpot.  I use dry compost at first. Keeps them warm.

Fleecing will be iimportant

Echinaceas vary.......amazingly so...in their hardyness esp the newer varieties I grow. The old varieties are very hardy.

For me dahlias are getting big by April....at least in 2 litre pots.  By June they will be in 3 or 5 litre pots so early starting is useful.

Tracey, I would keep gladioli corms in warm dry place for a while yet before planting out.  Spring is early enough. 

Feeding a new border before planting

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 23:29

Tracey

No don't apply fertiliser before top soil is put down.  I would use organic fertiliser just prior to planting and again when planting.  

I would also incorporate compost or bagged dried manure too mixed into the top soil

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 23:23

Tracey I do understand.  Not the most enjoying thing in life 

Ornamental grass seed?

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 23:20

Leadfarmer

I sowed a fine quality lawn and most lawn seed suppliers offer this fine seed.

A cylinder mower is essential. Cutting twice a week too.  A low cut too.  Mowing at right angles to previous mowing.  Regular feeding, watering,,raking and spiking.  Yes it is high maintenance.

My high quality lawn was maintained for a few years.

I have since given up on a high quality fine seeded lawn because it is far from hard wearing.  My front lawn has dwarf rye in it now, is cut higher and is tougher.  My dog walks and lies on it as do I.  

I am complimented on my lawn...it is rich green, soft to the touch and nice to look at.  No longer a bowling green lawn but a good one.

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 23:06

Well, I can say the damage I have from slugs and snails is dramatically reduced by hand picking.  E.g. Slugs target salvias early in the season....I catch them.  End of damage.  Lupins are attacked by small snails after flowering....I pick them off.  No further damage.  I can site several instances.  

Hand picking does work despite any reports about the numbers of slugs existing in the soil.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 22:54

Busy, you are confusing the issue.  Dove has been denying she is my gran ever since  I broke her walking frame.  It's so childish.

Night night grannie 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:40

David K is my uncle and dove is me grandma. 

Summer Bulbs/Bare Roots Planting

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:30

Hiya Matt

I would pot up all of those now.  However, maybe you should wait just a little while longer

I would then pot up and fleece them well.

Your greenhouse though......polythene?.....is not too good at retaining warmth or protecting against frost so, all in all, a delay would be better.   However, the echinacea root, agapanthus root and nerine could  be potted now.

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