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Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 19:41

Sounds good JIMMY.  I think you are right to weed out those you don't like though and    increase the quality of your stock.

conflicting answers

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 19:37

Think I told of the time a neighbour allowed his dog to poo on my drive.  I picked it up, rang his doorbell and duly deposited it on his doorstep.  Told him I was returning his property. Never had a problem with him since and, in fact, we now get on very well 

Somehow people need to stand up to bullies and the like's the only way to gain their respect 


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 19:33

Ok, better come clean.  Someone I think is a weirdo here and by now we all know who he is is playing silly games again and posted under another name to me ( almost feel stalked folks cos it really is creepy but I am a 6' plus guy without such worry). 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 19:00

Lily, that was a great joke.....I almost fork got that one 

baldy wormy lawn

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 18:54

Springfield, You won't get further damage now until next August at the earliest (from leatherjackets  etc) so that's when you would apply nematodes.

Until this year I've used lawn grub killer to great effect.  Now this product is banned so nematodes is only solution.  


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 18:49

What a mother's name is Christabel.  

Hopefully....all other things permitting......I will go to Bosvigo tomorrow



Posted: 21/02/2014 at 17:54

Yes fidget, it was Bosvigo that originally inspired me re hellebores.  Will try to get there early 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 17:51

Hey, that's impressive fairy 

baldy wormy lawn

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 17:50

My penny worth.   I suspect leatherjackets and chafers....they did the damage in autumn.

However, I also feel Dove is right .....too wet and the worms are coming to the surface.    They aren't the reason for bare or dead areas.  You would also see worm casts.  

When it dries out a little I would spike and rake the "lawn" order to create a fine tilth for re seeding in early April.  A scattering of fertiliser after spiking and raking would not be a bad thing either.

For next year I would consider nematodes to control leatherjackets and chafers in late summer

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 17:18

That was a dumb o joke Dove 

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