Verdun


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Raw manure under new turf?

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 20:32

Dave, my point is that no matter how much firming and levelling is done over the winter the lawn level will change as manure rots down.  This from personal experience.  If manure is rotovated in early spring the problem would be even more noticeable.  For me soil level and firmness is the most important aspect to a good lawn. 

if the manure had been applied 12 months ago ....and I would trench it in......then yes the ground would have time to properly stabilise.

n.b. any work on the soil would only be done when it is dry and workable.....there will be such times over winter

 

Raw manure under new turf?

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 19:53

No Grabs I wouldnt spread manure around now.  It depends on just how fresh too. if rotovating I would not use it. you could trench it in but the lawn surface will sink in places as the manure rots.

I would rotovate it and apply fertilizer a week or so before sowing seed.  Better to spend the winter raking and firming the soil so that your lawn surface is as level as possible.

use the manure elsewhere Grabs 

Daffodils are sprouting too early!

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 19:46

Grabs, you may well be right. ,lots of daffs here right now with many still to come.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 17:47

Been a little gweedy today......a quarter of the tasty goodies have been partially consumed alweddy.  It's weelly hard to wesist.    

Wain has eased and a dwy day tomoworro 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 15:58

Still a few website/forum issues I see 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 15:54

There isnt going to be another series is there?  

It will be just the same next year. 

it is juuuuuuuuuust a little silly now 

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didn't get enough outrage last time so thought I would stir again..........

 

 

 

 

Problem with grass creeping from next door into border

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 15:49

Ecokid, no problem re your foxgloves...just pot them up into decent size pots ....sufficient to hold the rootball you extract....and grow them on until you have the bed ready.  I do this all the time.  

Good luck....it is the way to go 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 15:44

Hey KEF....where did you get my video? 

Very patchy grass - what's wrong? (pics)

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 15:29

Core blimey! 

can you help

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 13:14

Yes holly can make a hedge Flowerlover.  You wont get that fine leaved density and leaves have a habit of dropping all year round so a bit untidy.  And to look good you need to ensure leaves are not half cut.  not a good "neat" hedge though 

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