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Autumn turf deteriorating fast....Help!!!!

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 21:24

Hate the roller. its the most over rated garden machine.  rarely evens the surface.  Top dressing instead.

It also sounds quite boggy there Vegemight..?  Best to keep off the grass for now.

a good feed in spring and re seeding will  probably be all that is needed.

Curing my hedge? - Dying in parts

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 21:14

If mine I would do exactly as Fairy said and cut it hard back.  Nothing else will make it green up at the base

all hedges need to be tapered.  For reasons already given plus they look better anyway. doesn't need to be dramatic ...a gentle tapering will do the trick. 


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 20:59

Intriguing Edd 

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 20:56

Perki, yes the foliage on Durban is fantastic.  Down here the display goes on for weeks and weeks.  make sure you start it off in gh and pot on regularly to rapidly establish a large plant before planting out.

Removing a concrete fence post set in concrete base

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 20:50

Ah!  The satisfaction when the job is done. And the deserved lager or two after 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 20:24

Sorry Fishy. been hectic day and missed your news. sincerely hope all goes as well as possible for you 


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 20:21

Just about to say say same thing as Woody. Many of these nuisance calls are from abroad and there is nothing to stop them.  Got a convincing spam email about iTunes today.   Anything unsolicited must be avoided no matter how plausible they sound.

i also try to be polite to tele sales people....currently inundated with home insursnce calls ........because they are trying to make a living. I just say "please remove me from your lists".  If they ring again I'm more aggressive 

Removing a concrete fence post set in concrete base

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 20:08

Getting angry helps.  Controlled and focussed though..........going back to my athletic days the extra grunts provide increased power and determination.

I've moved a few concrete posts....the hardest was a series of them cemented to car park and crowbar was essential. Posts removed to build a concrete wall.  

If this bramble can move the post then it wont be too difficult.   Dig around it as deep as poss and keep rocking it.  It will move.  Choose a cold day and warn people to keep their distance (if you're anything like me there will be some verbals) 

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 19:58

My hydrangea kyushu arrived late afternoon. Duly planted. good size plant and fully expect it to be superb in the summer between stipa gigantea and canna Durban.  So,,nothing left to do unless I see a bargain or two at gc.  And I mean a real bargain with a minimum of half price and even then I will haggle better 


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 19:54

Hello Lorraine. Welcome to,the forum.  

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