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Bugs & birds on lawn

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 12:50

Yes I'm sure the problem is leatherjackets ...chafers too.  There was a lawn grub killer, now banned, that eradicated them.  Nematodes can be used next year for them. 

I would, when a little drier, rake your lawn pretty vigorously and re-seed. 

The birds are going for the grubs but also, probably, for the thatch, etc., for their nests.  

A good routine would be an autumn rake and spike following a late summer application of nematodes

I am a sniffer.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 12:43

Lippia citriodora, salvia elegans, artemisias, ESP the common boyslove, lilies ESP Regale, a phlox...the name of which escapes for a mo, sarcoccoca, daphne, philadelphus, heliotrope Chatsworth, common gorse is wonderful when massed on our Towans and we can walk amongst it, and daff cheerfulness.

rose pruning - sealant?

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 12:32

It's not the advice to seal wounds generally now.

How long?

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 12:30

I would expect a nice thick hedge around 6' or more,,actually, in 3 years.  Kept well watered in its first year and enriched as you describe Duncan.

I would add micorrhizal powder to the base of the planting hole......ensuring contact with the roots.  I would also add fish blood and bone in preference to chicken pellets. 

2014

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:56

Marion your pictures always reflect a well loved garden 

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:50

I love the smell of mint imperials..........I'll get my coat 

Like the smell of flowering currant but many don't.  Bookertoo is right .....we don't all like the same scents/smells 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:47

Hello forkers

Grey day.....ominous comditions.  Plenty of rain to come ..hmmmmmm

KEF lagers amd Verdun do mix but not Verdun and cider 

Always seeing gaps where bulbs or primulas growimg in pots can go so first thing this am.....pyjamas an slippers donned I planted out a large primula Wanda.  I notice helenium double trouble near it is shooting...yippee.  Love that plant 

 

Blue berry bushes

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 22:45

An allotment soil will not be suitable for blueberries.  You need to plant them in pots of ericaceous soil.....plunge them in the soil or have them free standing.  You need to keep them well watered and mulched with acid bark chips or similar.  At least 2 different varieties are needed too.  Ideally water with rain water

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 20:32

When damp and you lean on those leaves, believe me they smell baaaad.  

Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 19:53

Hiya chicky......think it's leaves smell baaaaaaaad 

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Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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