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Lawn disaster

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 16:04

Would it not be better to offer no advice to your neighbour?  Whatever you say the neighbour will either ignore or resent whether you are right or wrong.

Sumach is not a good plant as it puts up suckers.  And garlic should be kept well away from gardens, though it does die down quite early and can be mown off in a lawn.

Dying Sedge

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 15:57

Hogroast, back to your question about fertilizer.  It is best to scatter fertilizer on the surface of the ground and maybe fettle it in gently.  If you put anything in close proximity to the roots there is every chance you will burn them.

IME Sedges don't need any fertilizer, unless you are growing a very refined, special one.

Hornbeam Hedge

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 09:39

Sounds like you already have a weapon with the greyhound.  Excellent!

Dying Sedge

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 09:35

Because the original plant may have used up all the nutrients, or most of them.

Prunus Amanogawa

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 09:32

Before you buy it, do a bit of research and find out how big it will be in, say, five years, and you may think again.

Not sure why you will have room for it in the future, but not now. It will not be happy in a pot.

Hornbeam Hedge

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 14:10

Don't forget to bury the bottom of the fence.  And get yourself a good terrier or gun!  Or both.

Water butts, decking, diverters and overflowing

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 00:11

One newbie mistake is not realising that decking needs a coat of preservative every year.  The suppliers say it has been treated for rot, but they exaggerate!!

Water butts, decking, diverters and overflowing

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 23:55

It is called a diverter because it diverts water into the butt, and if it is set up correctly when the butt is full the water is diverted into the downpipe.  This will not affect the decking in any way.

Kill Grass and Weeds

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 17:56

Yes, but you will be hard pushed to buy it without a brand name.

Talkback: Buying seed potatoes

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 15:30

Chit them in the light, in a cool place, then they will grow short strong shoots.  If they are kept in the dark they will grow long and lanky and get knocked off easily.

They won't all come together as you can leave them in the ground until you need them.  But you won't be able to resist digging them up and eating them with lashings of butter!

If you are a beginner it is actually easier to leave maincrop to the professionals and concentrate on wonderful earlies and second earlies.  Maincrop are in the soil so long and are prey to horrors like blight.

The main object of chitting is to get the potatoes off to a head-start when it is still too cold to put them in the garden.  Good Friday used to be a traditional day for planting.

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