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What a disaster! If I hadn't been so conscientious in my effort to rid my lawn of moss I wouldn't have been in the position of having to repair the bare patches I'd created. Of course I wanted a lawn with stripes, but nice alternating green ones
Everyone is looking for plants that offer great garden performance, and I think I've hit the jackpot with astrantia. I must have planted Astrantia major 'Roma' at the bottom of my lawn about eight years ago, and to be honest haven't given it any
A sharp cold spell followed by wet weather has left my lawn carpeted with leaves. At least they've all fallen at once this year, rather than dropping slowly over many weeks. This way I can collect them in one go, and get the job done, rather than
active (don't get me started on them again). But this wasn't about inspecting the Pasco estate to make sure all was in order - I was taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.Just an hour. That's all they wanted from me to play my part in recording
boxes. I just tear them up into small pieces and mix them in with other kitchen waste and lawn clippings. If the compost heap looks a bit dry then I soak the cardboard in water before adding to help it break down. It's surprising just how much plain
and lawn clippings. Bags of peat-free compost may cost a few pounds, but in my view it's money well spent.