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11 minutes ago, Champ said:

I’m not ready to write it off just yet.

Did you plant seed or turf?

 

 

It was seed. It grew really well, very green and lush, but then started to resemble the head of a balding man with big gaps in it. I pulled some of it and it literally just came straight out,  the roots were yellow like straw. I've replanted though.

 

Our garden is very lumpy and has little 'trough' areas in it, I think it's literally just had too much rain in that particular part. 

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We've cleared a load of blackthorn from part of the garden, I say we, I mean we paid someone.

 

There's now 3 bonfires ready to go so with it being dry we thought we'd set one alight. How easy would you think it is to light a fire? Fuck me but we cant get one going, tried chucking petrol, news papers/towels dosed in petrol and the thing fizzles out after about 10 minutes. 

 

Perhaps I should take the Pope effigy off.

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31 minutes ago, A Red said:

We've cleared a load of blackthorn from part of the garden, I say we, I mean we paid someone.

 

There's now 3 bonfires ready to go so with it being dry we thought we'd set one alight. How easy would you think it is to light a fire? Fuck me but we cant get one going, tried chucking petrol, news papers/towels dosed in petrol and the thing fizzles out after about 10 minutes. 

 

Perhaps I should take the Pope effigy off.

I got loads of wood burned at the allotment yesterday. Dead easy.

 

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1 hour ago, A Red said:

We've cleared a load of blackthorn from part of the garden, I say we, I mean we paid someone.

 

There's now 3 bonfires ready to go so with it being dry we thought we'd set one alight. How easy would you think it is to light a fire? Fuck me but we cant get one going, tried chucking petrol, news papers/towels dosed in petrol and the thing fizzles out after about 10 minutes. 

 

Perhaps I should take the Pope effigy off.

Hand sanitiser.

 

When were they cut down?
 

The day might have been dry but had the blackthorn stems had time to dry out?

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On 01/10/2023 at 21:42, Captain Willard said:

Good pond. I think there is a potential pond thread. 
 

I think that might be a bit niche.

 

We do need a season debrief, though; successes and failures, that kind of thing

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41 minutes ago, Section_31 said:

What are people's lawn winter tips? Our lawn is quite weedy now. Someone was saying to treat the whole lawn with weedkiller, then re seed it and put some lawn feed down.

No don’t do that. Why kill healthy grass just to regrow it. The weeds will come back quicker on bare soil. You’ve got to pull out each weed then reseed the lot. 

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7 minutes ago, Captain Willard said:

No don’t do that. Why kill healthy grass just to regrow it. The weeds will come back quicker on bare soil. You’ve got to pull out each weed then reseed the lot. 

 

Would be a cunt to do by hand. We've got some weird shit growing in it that looks like green clover.

 

Our garden is northish facing, and the soil is really rich, the gardens round here are on old monastery land apparently, shit grows literally over night if you don't regulate.

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59 minutes ago, Section_31 said:

What are people's lawn winter tips? Our lawn is quite weedy now. Someone was saying to treat the whole lawn with weedkiller, then re seed it and put some lawn feed down.


The wife say you need aerate the lawn, brush in some sand, and treat the weeds (by hand - not weed killer).

 

See about a winter top dress as well. 

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On 02/09/2023 at 17:59, AngryOfTuebrook said:

I'm going to avoid weedkiller and pesticides as much as I can; I spotted a cat there today and I'd have nightmares about making him sick.

 

I've weeded one bed and covered it up, like Willard says.  Fucking hard work in this weather, but I need the exercise, so it's all good.

Glycophosphate it is then!

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