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Posted: 13/08/2013 at 08:52

Morning david

NO....don't use salt.  

NO to rotovator

Glyphosate is best and easiest solution.  Can you hack down the worst of the weeds etc.....maybe level enough to,hack and then run a lawn mower over it?  Then wait week or so for new weed regrowth and spray with glyphosate.  Come September I would dig and turn in....trench in.....the top dead and dying folIage putting it in upside down.  

When everything is clean and buried just level. Walk....heel....and rake, walk and rake and walk and rake again. Mid  September is good time to sow seed so,if you started the whole process soon your lawn will be germinating in late September.  

Lawn preparation and sowing is very therapeutic and satisfying.  I love doing it


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 08:49

Enjoying both gw and Beachgrove......and love your garden....right now.  Montys garden is bit beyond most of us though for us to identify with his advice properly.  Geoff Hamilton had his "rooms" that probably were average size gardens.  Still a need for a garden prog simply about plants....the old and the new .....


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 08:39

Morning smokin.  I think we can all identify with that piece.  I know I do...


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 08:29

Keep strong Andy.  Good luck.

Good morning everybody. Cloudy but bright and warm and sun trying to push through so it will be good day.

Hope you get your coffee fix Stacey.....having my fix now but it's tea.

Echinacea Milkshake is flowering now.....this is a lovely classy plant.  Like it a lot!

Good health everyone


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 00:08

Gooseberry sawfly raspberry fool.    It will, in my opinion, affect next year's crop.  I feed well when this happens and water well to encourage fresh growth ASAP.


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 00:03

......but isn't it good when these "alien" plants produce their wonderful flowers or foliage?  They may not have been "born" here but they have adapted well to being here. ( when we understand their needs and provide for them)

Man has developed the "feel and the secret" smokin......we want the magic in our own back gardens



Posted: 11/08/2013 at 20:27

Sue,  what colour were the berries?  Blueberries are bright blue.  Blackcurramts are black.  These bushes are pruned differently so it's important to know which one you have.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 18:05

Nice plants Stacey.    You will enjoy wild swan.

Oh, good evening folks.  Hot here today.  Absolutely stunning day


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 18:01

Hiya michelle

Very warm welcome to the forum. I'm sure you will get all the help you need here.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 15:20

Would have thought fresh cut bamboo is less likely to catch fire nut

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