Latest posts by Verdun

Pheasants tail grass

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 16:41

These are the "comb out" grasses but you can cut them back.....half way is fine.

because these get so big I divide mine every 2 or 3 years.  just a light trim and then replant. now is good.  They look tatty when allowed to get too big.

i never let mine flower...they do seed like mad but they aren't the best flowerer anyway. I grow for the copper/orange foliage.

What topsoil to use for overseeding

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 15:00

Yes but no roller.....the most over rated tool on the market.  

A walk over with mower ......switched off...will suffice 

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 14:57

It is going to be mild this week. get your plants outside even in pots.  Have fleece handy if necessary 

sun is out here now and it is HOT....if you haven't got it it's on its way 

border soil help

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 14:56

Caution though....

you have to get out of that shed 

Weeds & Grass Total Newbie :)

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 14:54

Hiya snappyfish, ditto Hosta .....and the warning not to use more than the recommended dose.  I have seem so many good lawns ruined by overdosing.

go to discount stores...they sell the top brands for less. 

early evening is best time or morning on an overcast day ....water next day too 

here's to a great looking lawn 

Weeds & Grass Total Newbie :)

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 13:00

Snappyfish, an all in one....a feed, weed and moss .....application will make a big difference.  

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 12:57


What topsoil to use for overseeding

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 12:57

NO to council waste RTSmith.  Used this once to top dress a lawn...idea was ridiculously flawed.  Too lumpy. bitty and unstable  ( suspicious of what exactly goes into this and what remains) Awful stuff 

my choice would be john innes and sand mixed prior to laying. 

Obviously "scratch" existing soil level first.

I top dress with my own sieved soil and mpc on my sandy loam to help maintain levels 

perfect time of year considering the now milder weather.  Seed should germinate in 2 weeks or less 

Copper tape

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 12:49

And its permanent Sheps but every now and then brush off soil from piping 

border soil help

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 10:58

Man in a two things.  Fish blood and bone will help soil as well as feed the plants.  Then mix in dried farmyard manure or pelleted chicken manure when you plant.  

whatever plants your neighbour gets these will help them grow well.  

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