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Improving condition of lawn

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 14:21

I know you can get seed for shady areas but to be honest I don't think you ever get good lawn under trees.  I think the only thing you can do is to keep it aerated and add a good top dressing to help the drainage.  I bet others will be along with some good ideas in a minute.


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 14:17

Hope she's OK Bekkie.

Squirrel proof magnolia?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 14:15

You would think that someone could invent something you could paint on the buds that tasts vile,  like that stuff you paint your nails with to stop biting them. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 14:10

Garden girl, the plants were a Lemon Queen Hellanthus, 2 'Illumination pink' foxgloves (which are supposed to be reliably perennial) and a yellow Geum 'Lady Stratheden.  Also unpacked 20 Nerine Bowdenii 5 of each 'Pink', 'Alba', 'Stefani' and 'Isabel'.

Took a good look at the garden today and saw lots of plants beginning to emerge, also saw lots of weeks.  I still haven't planted my ornamental cherry, the weather is looking good for Saturday so hoping to do a fair bit then as I will have a bit of support from Hubby re the heavy work. 


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 13:59

Beautiful Bekkie, Two of them are really nice Terracotta (that must be spelt wrong) with a nice embossed pattern around the top, they were the end of a design so I got them half price.  The other two are pale greeny grey ceramic.  All four are narrower at the bottom and curve out at the top. 

Have 20 nerines to plant so I'm planning on putting half of them in two of the pots and the rest in the garden.  Was a bit concerned they might not be hardy enough for the garden but the man at Ashwoods says they should be fine. Thats the Nerines not the pots.



Posted: 22/01/2015 at 13:49

Glad he's a bit better today Bekkie.  I've fell loads of times Bekkie, once when I was 8 months pregnant in the middle of a town and believe it or not nobody came to help.  Hope you haven't done any damage, people can be so cruel sometimes.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 13:45

Expecting loads of piccies of you new house on here BM.  Lesley, that's just the sort of thing that would happen to me.

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 13:43

Oh Kef beat me to it.  Glad I checked before I went on the hunt for it.


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 13:42

Thanks for the kind comments BM, mind you, you should see me on a gardening day, or maybe you shouldn't.

I'll have a look for that rose thread Bekkie, I think I posted on it.

Went to the garden centre today and it's official, my name is Yvie and I'm a shopaholic.

Went for a couple of cheap pots for my nerines.  Ended up with 4 expensive pots (even though two of them were half price in the sale). Potting compost and a Sweet Box plant.  I saw two obelisks but I came to my senses before I bought them.

Had to do a few errands in town, when I came back the car was full of the most wonderful perfume from the sweet box.  How can such a little flower produce so much scent.  Trying to find a place close to the front door so that it cheers me up everytime I pass by.



Posted: 22/01/2015 at 09:58

22 when I had firstborn BM, I was 19 when I got married, we seemed to do things much earlier in my day.  You were considered an old mum if you were pregnant at 26.  Secondborn is 34 and no sign of any grandchildren even though they are on the agenda eventually.  She wants to travel a bit more first.

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