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Posted: 10/12/2015 at 11:37

I hate christmas.  Humbug! Bah!  

If it wasn't for the pressies, food, drink...all to excess...I wouldn't bother. 


Posted: 10/12/2015 at 11:34

Rain here now after a decent mornng.  

jo, your top...."sodden"  Can you turn it into an area for plants that would enjoy it there?  So many excellent things you could put in there 

need to concentrate here....Spike is eying up my sausage rolls.  don't know where he gets his greed from 


Poor Lawn

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 11:18

Eddie, when your neighbours do get round to cutting their lawns you will see brown and yellow grass left behind. .....always hqppens when grass is left too long. 

can I repeat....nematodes for autumn use.  

The most important treatment for lawns is regular mowing.  It is easy then anyway but doesn't stress the lawn.  And a medium cut....not scalped.  My own lawns....good one in front and a almost as good at the back.....have never looked so good since I raised the cut.  stays green longer and FEELS softer to sit,,walk and play on.

don't know who said it but don't overfuss the grass either.  Years back I wanted the perfect lawn...and I mean PERFECT.  Fine grass, topdressing,,raking,,aerating, spiking,,feeding once a month, hands on knees gently removing any weed or rough grass bits.  Took so much time.  Lawn looks better now...nice and green and soft. 

dahlias grown in pots

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 19:43

Stanley, keep dry and wrap in fleece 

Poor Lawn

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 19:29

Ok, final say on this.  

My lawn looked like Eddie's every autumn.  The cause for mine was leatherjackets.  

I have found garden issues, like most everything else, are often the simple ones.  

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Posted: 09/12/2015 at 18:36


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Posted: 09/12/2015 at 18:34

Used to do skinny dipping but local swimming baths banned me 

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Posted: 09/12/2015 at 18:32

Confession time.....opened a box of lindor chocs wrapped up for someone late last night.    off and on I have been taking more. Couldn't resist.  ok, I admit it...........






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Posted: 09/12/2015 at 18:16

I have my paper electronically but miss the "soooooo last century" paper.  Have to buy toilet rolls now 

Poor Lawn

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 18:01

If the cause is leatherjackets the finest lawn treatment will fail unless this is addressed Eddie.  

My neighbour has a professional team twice a year.....I think my lawn is better 

still think these pests are dining out in style out there 

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