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Re: Gardening
« Reply #105 on: May 14, 2020, 04:46:40 PM »
Got a bucket of fertiliser off my father in law earlier,gonna sew it out 2Moro by hand as donít have a spreader,should be ok if I scatter equally right?? Should I soak the lawn first,always thought farmers wanted rain before they put it on fields. Then continue to water few times 2Moro and each day then??

Itís not overly long but maybe should cut it first,maybe rake away moss and loose stones etc,spend hour or two doing some prep.

How did you get on with the fertiliser? Got a few buckets myself and thinking of getting it on to green it up a bit. All moss/fog gone so just left with a few thin/bare patches

Itís getting there slowly,I wouldnít have great patience tho lol. Near two weeks from I raked it to within an inch of its life,sewed grass seed and fertiliser,water it daily as there had been very little rain,not sure if I should be watering it more tho,can you over water grass in weather like this??

Gonna let it grow fairly long,maybe take a light cut off it and ket clippings stay on it,heard this may help,stay tuned....
I await with excitement your next update  :D

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« Reply #106 on: May 14, 2020, 10:13:46 PM »
Got a bucket of fertiliser off my father in law earlier,gonna sew it out 2Moro by hand as donít have a spreader,should be ok if I scatter equally right?? Should I soak the lawn first,always thought farmers wanted rain before they put it on fields. Then continue to water few times 2Moro and each day then??

Itís not overly long but maybe should cut it first,maybe rake away moss and loose stones etc,spend hour or two doing some prep.

Maybe il do a daily blog,audience seems to be there for it  ;D ;D

How did you get on with the fertiliser? Got a few buckets myself and thinking of getting it on to green it up a bit. All moss/fog gone so just left with a few thin/bare patches

Itís getting there slowly,I wouldnít have great patience tho lol. Near two weeks from I raked it to within an inch of its life,sewed grass seed and fertiliser,water it daily as there had been very little rain,not sure if I should be watering it more tho,can you over water grass in weather like this??

Gonna let it grow fairly long,maybe take a light cut off it and ket clippings stay on it,heard this may help,stay tuned....
I await with excitement your next update  :D

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« Reply #107 on: May 14, 2020, 11:13:50 PM »
Times have fair changed lads!!!

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« Reply #108 on: May 14, 2020, 11:41:25 PM »
Times have fair changed lads!!!
Indeed. The missus has now taken up gardening beyond her usual "you'd need to get the grass cut" or "you missed a bit when you were strimming". To be fair the place has never looked tidier.

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« Reply #109 on: May 15, 2020, 09:59:22 PM »
Went to buy a couple of pigs last week to be told that quite a number of people have bought to keep for 3 or 4 months before they go to the slaughterhouse. People with a small piece of ground had the time to throw up a fence and electric wire and go from there.

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« Reply #110 on: May 22, 2020, 07:11:28 PM »
Backstard slugs eating the shite out of my carrots.

Any eco friendly methods of keeping these bollixes away?

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« Reply #111 on: May 22, 2020, 08:25:17 PM »
Backstard slugs eating the shite out of my carrots.

Any eco friendly methods of keeping these bollixes away?

Have heard both dried seaweed and small tray of beer works. Salt too obviously but can be messy  8)

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« Reply #112 on: May 23, 2020, 11:38:36 AM »
Backstard slugs eating the shite out of my carrots.

Any eco friendly methods of keeping these bollixes away?

Get a jar, bury it so the top is level with the soil and fill 3/4 with beer. You'll have loads of them in there in the morning

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« Reply #113 on: May 24, 2020, 10:29:24 AM »
Anyone got any experience in using Iron Sulphate to help remove moss in garden?

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« Reply #114 on: May 24, 2020, 07:47:59 PM »
Yeah good job. But an unsightly mess once down. Turns the moss black so things get worse before they get better. But once raked out and reseeded it tidied up a great job.
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« Reply #115 on: May 24, 2020, 10:18:58 PM »
Backstard slugs eating the shite out of my carrots.

Any eco friendly methods of keeping these bollixes away?

Have heard both dried seaweed and small tray of beer works. Salt too obviously but can be messy  8)
Yep if you can spare the beer. It works a treat.

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« Reply #116 on: May 25, 2020, 01:39:10 AM »
Anyone any solution to eradicating weeds growing through tarmac?

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« Reply #117 on: May 25, 2020, 11:16:18 AM »
You have to get them when they are small.  I burn them off with a gas weed burner.  Something like this. 
https://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/10690-gosystem-weed-burner-wb2012.aspx

If you spray them first, wait till they brown off and then burn them after some decent weather it should clean the place up a bit.


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Re: Gardening
« Reply #118 on: June 14, 2020, 04:52:25 PM »
what will take rust staining out of patio tiles? Hypochlorite?

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« Reply #119 on: June 14, 2020, 08:16:42 PM »
what will take rust staining out of patio tiles? Hypochlorite?

Iíve used Oxalic acid in the past. Worked well but you need to be careful. Itís potent stuff and gives off nasty fumes.

https://www.sfgate.com/homeandgarden/article/Oxalic-acid-busts-rust-stains-but-needs-cautious-2786877.php