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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 20:05

Its calamagrostis Lyn.  delightfully tactile too and the colour is hazy purple.  Lovely when it sways 

new grass badly prepared

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 20:01

Kat, don't cry for a start 

how big is your lawn area?

you could simply continue raking those stones out helping to level it at the same time. if not too large an area you could spread some decent topsoil or compost on the surface and comtinue to rake it and mix it into turf.  A light fertilizer too.  Then scatter seed to areas that need it

Regular mowing and feeding will win the day Kat.  Get your turf growing well and dont cut too close and you will build up a nice soft sward to sit on and walk on 

Bring out your planters!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 19:23

My own cement  mix with the days when moss peat was available.  It gives that natural stone look, is very strong as stone....and was very enjoyable to so. I made 3 sinks, a washing machine drum and a couple of chimney pots.  Even made a couple of containers from scratch and they all look, feel and are like stone.  Made at least 20 years ago.

re glazed sinks....the hard part, etching and scratching the enamel.  upvc glue.  Then the mixture.....pre hypertufa hype 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 19:06

Beeguiling Runny 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:23

You will have to use ericaceous j i then WW....if it is a blue variety

Me runners are shrivelled!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:21

Painful pansyface 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:01

Did you say cream teas WW?    

Which hydrangea is that?  On my soil that would be perfect 

sky rocket grasses

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:54

Need to understand cool grasses and warm season grasses Edd 

Things you do that annoy yourself...

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:51

Oh, all the time NGCARDS.  

I jump over plants and you can be sure I will have damaged a special one.  In my haste with the hose I damage plants.

I throw secateurs or trowels away with the compost and have to search for them.

staking delphiniums or tying in tomatoes you can be sure I will break a stem.  

Im constantly treading on plants....size 11 wide shoes can squash most anything.

clearing out the gutters balancing on a step ladder that's wobbly to start with and sillily standing on the very top......and falling into a pittosporum as I leaned further out.  Comedy sketch made worse by my niece and her partner watching me. ah!  fun times 


sky rocket grasses

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:25

Sorry Edd...we posted together.  We disagree on feeding.  Don't beat me up tho will you? 

Discussions started by Verdun

Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 15:56

An observation.....

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 20:35

Mildew free monardas

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Last Post: 25/08/2015 at 19:29

Boring, boring rosesN

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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:32

What will simply not thrive for you....

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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 16:11

look wot she did to me........

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 22:55

Echi what?

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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 19:09

Such a shame......

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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 09:37

Even you hard hearts......

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Last Post: 06/08/2015 at 08:08

Ok...its nasty

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Last Post: 29/07/2015 at 07:34

Doomed I tell you.......

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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 11:10

Is this an arrogance?

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