Verdun


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 14:53

And I am really trying KEF 

Lawn getting destroyed - Possible Leatherjackets or Chafer beetles, Please help

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 14:51

Alexander, nematodes in the spring if you need to but the damage will only happen again next autumn.   use nematodes in late August/September. problem solved.

meanwhile,overseed and feed your lawn in spring 

carrots

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 14:47

Caution.......not used toilet tissue folks 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 14:45

Lovely sunny and feeling v warm.  Back from a walk to the beach and it all looks and feels like spring.....well, it is just around the corner

just placed an order with an offer of free postage.  Phoned to ask for another order I placed with them recently to have free postage too.  Result!  Free postage and a double supply of plants for free "for my trouble".   Wonder if my local garage will give me free petrol today, as its christmas .  

 

Raw manure under new turf?

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 12:48

Or you could use a cultivator or even a rake to loosen top few inches.  Secure a nice tilth.  At least your soil is firm and wont settle.

(a cultivator is such a useful tool.  I use it constantly. I made mine by bending fork tines at 90 degrees, approx, and this comveniently and easily breaks up top inches)

Problem with grass creeping from next door into border

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 12:17

Hazel you are a gem.   And so wise.  So sensible.    (Almost mentioned bad knees in my post because I know many have this problem).  

Fairly sure a similar question will arise again ....it has been raised before a few times.....So the replies will be interesting.    Similarly,  weeds in lawns then will be dug out and weed and feed not used ???? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 12:12

Beautiful morning........blue sky and sunshine.  Put clothes out to dry.  Yep, it poured down so on my return clothes soaked.  Back to blue sky now.  Fun n games. I blame climate change . Never had heavy showers like this before 

Raw manure under new turf?

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 12:09

I agree with you Dave.   My point exactly .... hopefully winter will provide conditions for working dry soil 

Grabs...just to re iterate .......you will have to wait until soil is much drier.  Rotavating mud will make  a real mess.  Wait for dry spell, ok?  It will come but,  yes, good to get prep done.  I took note you said before your soil seems pretty good ( worms etc)

sorry, no idea of rotavator hire costs.  Is it too big an area to turn by hand?  

carrots

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 08:46

Careful with fertiliser garden fairy.  Carrots meed a fertile soil without manure or too much fertiliser.  

I lightly scatter fish blood and bone a week or two before sowing carrot seed.  It is well raked in and dispersed into the soil.  

I also use a seaweed spray a couple of times in spring and early summer 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 08:30

Looking forward to your new thread Marion 

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