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by Monika
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: lawn problems
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: lawn problems

I wouldn't bother, Connie. Moss is as green as lawn grass and, unless it gets really, really dry in summer (when the moss goes brown), your lawn will remain green throughout the year. Our lawns as more moss than grass but lovely soft and spongy.
by Monika
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 8
Views: 61

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday, Geoff, and many more of them!
by Monika
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 18
Views: 205

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

I wish I hadn't started the "Early Spring Bits and Bob" because the last few days have been rather wintry: very cold N/NE wind, heavily overcast and even very occasional snowflakes ...... Just got to 6C so far today.
by Monika
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION MACHINERY
Replies: 7
Views: 81

Re: ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION MACHINERY

We had a similar problem with tools used on our local nature reserve some years ago. An assessor came from the insurance company to check them out and we then had to pay insurance (luckily, the Parish Council was responsible for it and paid it) before the tools could be used.
by Monika
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 18
Views: 205

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

All the best, Westi!
by Monika
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2475

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Primrose, it's in the very latest one, March 2021, in a letter on page 132 ('Grafted Winter Beauty'). There is also an article about daphne in general on page 137. Hope that helps.
by Monika
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 18
Views: 205

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

All the best, Robo, you really have got it rough at the moment! I had a rather unpleasant internal examination at our local hospital this morning, part of an ongoing problem, but everybody was very professional and kind and it's so odd with all the gowns, masks, social distancing etc, but needs must...
by Monika
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2475

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

I am with you there, retropants. Take me to a nursery or garden centre and you have to tie my hands down before I buy the lot, then bring them home, divide them, take cuttings ....... But then, I hardly ever spend any money on clothes, still wearing some which I bought about 40 years ago and even so...
by Monika
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 18
Views: 205

Early Spring Bits and Bobs

Sorry, OH, I couldn't resist, today being 1 March ..... I have just cleared all the plants out of the greenhouse and given it a thorough hoovering and then wash inside and out. It's wide open now to dry out and tonight I will fumigate it with a sulphur candle, ready for REAL action from now onwards....
by Monika
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2475

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

I totally agree, Chantal! In the same vein, it always amazes when I see photos of expensive watches, thousands of pounds worth ..... You still only get 60 minutes in the hour and 24 hours in the day, which is exactly what my £9.99 watch gives me.
by Monika
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2475

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

First frog spawn in the pond, narcissus Tete-a-tete and Ice Baby flowering, song thrush and blackbird singing - could almost be spring!
I took the large black plastic sheet off the vegetable beds, hoed the lovely crumbly soil and marked out the beds. Looking forward to the planting and sowing now.
by Monika
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2475

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Primrose, there is an actual article about daphne in the Magazine, but the idea about grafting is in a letter in the same issue.
by Monika
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2475

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Primrose and Geoff, re your daphne cuttings: there is a mention of the difficulty of taking daphne cuttings in the current RHS magazine and somebody writes that growing the vigorous spurge laurel Daphne laureola and then grafting other daphne pruning onto to is successful. Perhaps you could try that?
by Monika
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: King Seed Supplies
Replies: 30
Views: 633

Re: King Seed Supplies

I have just read a very interesting article in the weekly Garden News magazine about the problems seed merchants and specialist societies are having at the moment with Brexit regulations kicking in. All plant and seed material has to be separately certified both for import and export. Societies like...
by Monika
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2475

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Oh, robo, hard luck. I hope it heals well and soon!

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