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Posted: 19/06/2013 at 09:14

It could be connected to the cull.  

This cull sounds awful

Excited, excited, excited!

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 09:13

Excited today.......heleniums about to flower.  

And lunch a'coming

Maybe even cake!



Posted: 19/06/2013 at 09:10

This season is an odd one.  Leaf infections, slow growth, distorted growth, yellowing leaves, white leaves, red leaves, etc etc earlier in the season but now resolving themselves.  Although plants' "DNA" tells them to grow the cold spring has confused them.....Me thinks!

Fig Tree Care

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 09:05

Interesting welsh onion.  I have always pruned in autumn but pinching out as you suggest makes complete sense to me...should encourage fruiting.  

my lawn problem

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 08:59

I have a feeling it's your fertiliser Alan.  It sounds like you may have overdosed in patches.  I've done this too, ESP if I'm in a hurry, and put a little too much in one spot. Too much fertiliser, it doesn't need too much, acts just like a weedkiller and if it wasn't watered in very quickly will scorch and kill the grass.  

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 08:54

Everything bursting to flower now....either flowers or buds.  Things are rapid these days aren't they?  One day nothing and the next full flower.  Not in itself a fantastic structural plant, etc.  but geum tangerine dream is a star.  Vivid orange flowers on dainty stems.....I defy anyone not to enjoy it.  And the lupins...big fat spires of rich colours.....dominate don't they?  

Yep, summer has arrived


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 08:40

Morning FORKERS.

Its very warm and humid.  Sun trying to burn off cloud and it's supposed to be hot today.

Will cut lawns later but it's quiet in garden at moment.....still have loads of cannas, dahlias, salvias and grasses in large,pots.  They will have homes at some stage.

Slugs targeting my salvias and dahlias at moment but Im aware of that and pop,out to,inspect these plants when dark.  Just odd one or two but they all count.  I do find the torch hunting dramatically reduces the slug n snail problem without the need for pellets 

Having nice lunch later......might try and squeeze in another 18 doughnuts before that though

Raising the Level of the New Lawn

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 00:58

Hiya pennymax

I would dig over the soil ideally but it's not necessary.  Kill,off existing grass, weeds etc with weedkiller then loosen/ break up the soil and level it.  Get good quality top soil and level that too.  Then turf or seed.....I prefer seed because you can better choose what sort of grass you want and it's lot cheaper.  Keep moist for the summer

Excited, excited, excited!

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 00:49

You happy then Angie?........

Well done girl

Plants commiting suicide, is it blood fish and bone?

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 00:45

Just because it's organic it doesn't mean it's not strong.  I would guess you used quite a lot of fertiliser too.  

Oh mozza3,  welcome to the forum.  Nice to have you here

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