Verdun


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What do I do with my turf??

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:37

turf stacked upside down is fantastic stuff .....yes, give it a couple of years.  

But I also trench it in........dig a trench and put turf upside down about 30 cm or so and cover with the soil.  Great soil conditioner and the beauty is no waiting and no "spoil" to see 

Evergreen climber - white flowers - partial shade

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:32

Semi evergreen solanum alba 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:31

Yvie, careful.  You will want more cannas....and more and...... got some whoppers in flower here.   Been in flower for quite a few weeks now . Look out for Tropicanna Black, the blackest of foliage

been a hot afternoon. Tramsplanting some stuff and got my Astilbe Chocolate Shogun in wnere I want it

over 1000 people attemded an open air candle lit service for the murdered soldier not far from where he was murdered and near army recruitment centre and candles seemed to be in every window. And what a setting...huge bright moon, dry and hardly a breeze.  pretty emotional stuff.  

hope your mum is recovering well Liri 

 

Soil. How good does it need to be, really?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:19

But you do meed to try and get rid of that hardcore 

Using lawn weed killer, iron sulphate and lawn fertilizer at the same time

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:17

Take it all step by step Kanivore.

the raking can be done in spring before re seeding.  The other stuff can wait until next autumn when you will know what your lawn needs 

Soil. How good does it need to be, really?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:52

Interesting soils there Librarians Garden

even if it takes time its worth it getting every soil area as healthy as possible. ,no short cuts to this as your plants will reflect growing conditions.  Unhappy plants will struggle and look awful. "happy" plants look healthy, vibrant, robust and attractive. 

that hardcore?  How thick is it?  can you loosen it bit by bit, break it up?   Weeds will grow anywhere....on concrete, tarmac, in sand, in water etc.....but it doesnt mean your own plants will.

with your topsoil try to mix in manure....you can buy bagged dried manure...or garden compost with it.  

It really does pay to get your soil as rich in organic matter as possible.....it means thriving plants and easy cultivation thereafter.  

Liriope flowers disappearing

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:25

Slugs and snails Ellen.  They won't  touch the foliage but like the flowers.  Use pellets or visit after dark with a torch and bucket.  Possibly flowers to come....

Using lawn weed killer, iron sulphate and lawn fertilizer at the same time

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:21

Hello khanivore

simply buy a weed, feed and mosskiller from any gc or DIY.  

So....apply asap.  I would cut grass first if its long and apply the weed amd feed 2 days later.

I wouldnt re seed now though....you could in about 3 weeks but I would prefer to do this In spring now.  Seed sown in October will struggle over winter Khanivore but think of next spring when it will be superb......oh, apply a lawn feed and weed in spring too 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:11

Taken my coat off Gertie.? .......haven't worn one over past couple of days    bit of a breeze picked up but gloriously warm and azure blue sky.  A week more at least 

The other home nations are doing well in the rugby.  Only England struggling 

 

wedding music

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:03

"Always look on the bright side of life" by Eric Idle 

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