Verdun


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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 07:13

 

You keep your nana in shed Winter?  

Off this morning to run my eye ....well more than that...over someone's garden.  She has a lot that needs doing 

Anyone grow Agapanthus in border

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 20:08

They do thrive on neglect down here but we have moist air from the sea that helps 

i think.

most everything needs more moisture if grown in pots.  Agapanthus too plus feed 

Lawn Leatherjacket Damage

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 20:04

No point of spring nematodes Dave.  Leatherjackets will have gone more or less.  Its the next generation,,viz., in autumn, you need to deal with.

jekyl is correct...temperature and moisture for first week or so is essential.,,nematodes will die out if soil gets too dry

your feed and weed needs to be applied before you re seed though as said before. 

Lawn Leatherjacket Damage

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 18:26

Dave, go online and search for nemasys leatherjackets nematodes.  They are all the same so just compare prices.  The details and advice will be on fbe website.

if you intend to use a lawn weed and feed....do you have weeds because you can simply buy a feed.?  ......you will,have to re seed a couple of weeks after using it.  It will damage newly sown grass.  For lawn feeding I go to Lidl ....it is cheaper and just as good.

Hazel, the liquid weed and feed is ok.  I just prefer the granular type but liquid is more foolproof I guess ......oops! Didn't mean your OH is a fool Hazel,

Newbie-Help!

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 18:19
  1. Yes rake up leaves, pull dandelion weeds  ( dig them out ) and simple break off those dead stems on astilbes ( they are last year's stems.  New ones will grow this spring).   The new growth will be obvious when it comes

Newbie-Help!

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 17:04

WAIT A WHILE .   See what comes up in a few weeks 

Lawn Leatherjacket Damage

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 17:00

Dave,,do it all yourself.  

Nematodes are your only option for leatherjackets.....too late for this year but use in September to control in future.  my lawns are fine now but used to be devastated by leatherjackets. 

Since you have done most things all you need do in April is to reseed and feed.  To avoid scorching the grass use a granular feed on dry grass but when soil has some moisture in it so spring is ideal.  Then water it well if rain doesn't fall next day.  Best to feed in evening and water next morning. 

One of the best things you can do for your lawn is to cut weekly and set blades a little higher 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 16:39

Never get anywhere by meddling Vickie 

fantastic weather today ...wall to wall sunshine and really warm in the garden.

cut lawns....yes, again....not much grass but picked up odd twigs, leaves etc too so looks good.  Edges trimmed, weeded too. one of the most irritating weeds is the crocus. I'm sure I have moaned before about crocus but they flower only briefly and their foliage is awful, weedy and ugly. I will never buy crocus again.  Transplanted a large white with red spots hellebore....not currently flowering ....and gave it a better home. 

Cleared and cleaned guttering too so plenty of sun today...as my face can verify.  

Another fine day tomorrow too. 

plant bulbs

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 12:51

If a couple are mouldy I would throw out the pack Nick. 

Chuff, chuff, chuffed!

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 22:28

(Shhhhh! it was a £1000 win several years ago.  Not enough to do anything with )

 

 

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