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Newish Turf

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:21

Morning green guy

i would have used a straight granular lawn feed unless your lawn has weeds or moss.

make sure ts watered in well even if rain is forecast.  Try to keep up with regular mowing...once a week and dont mow too closely.  

Raking, aerating, spiking, etc can all be done in the autumn so for me it's feeding, watering and mowing.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:13

Plants.  The new ones but all types of plants.  I'm not interested in behind the scenes stories.

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 07:33

In all seriousness, some of the worst driving is around a local primary school.  The majority of drivers are women and they are BAD.  I dont know why but increasingly bad drivers both male and female.


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 07:30

Warm and sunny.  Some rain....drizzle...overnight

have good weekend folks 

Peat free compost

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 23:20

Most composts now are awful.  I bought a few bags from my local asda store .....not good at all.  

For temporary ...seed sowimg,potting on before planting out, etc.......usage these composts will do a job.

for more permanent jobs john innes is the answer.

for summer displays I mix in dried manure and it helps give body and nutrients.

i think grobags will be just the same Ivyhouse 

big plants or little

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 18:47

A 3 litre plant should be perfect for planting now. Perhaps a 5 litre if you can.  A 12 litre plant is a big no from me.

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 18:42

But that's not nice Clari.  We let women drive these days yet  you show no gratitude

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 17:56

Good this thread, innit?


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 17:54

Well,,that's it.......will get trilliums to plant next to some hellebores.  Rich deep soil and I can create some shade.  Womder why those three leafed three petalled plants are called Trillium.  Any ideas folks ? 

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 17:49

Not seen the final yet

 can you imagine Ann Marie and Carol Kleine presenting a prog together? The hype, the excitement, the hair, the loud colours............

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