Verdun


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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 

Problem with grass creeping from next door into border

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 08:27

Fair enough...if ecokid is over 60, has plenty of spare time and wants to exercise on his hands and knees for hours on end there is another way. 

 Tetley 

I was attacked by a slug....

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 08:17

bummer jo 

I know slug slime is highly toxic to dogs.  Hmmmm! Slugs are dangerous after all 

Problem with grass creeping from next door into border

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 08:04

Morning Jo.....but easier and more effective.  I wouldn't want to spend hours on my knees weeding and weeding and weeding.....when there is a one off solution.  I'm sure most everyone would do and have done the barrier and glyphosate method.  

Problem with grass creeping from next door into border

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 07:48

Cant "mux"  up your s's and ph's Tetley...... 

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