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Bites in the garden

Posted: Yesterday at 22:07

If you are in a rural area and being bitten now in august, could be harvest mites. I'm covered in bites. They will be under your clothes though, not on exposed flesh, different to flying biters. Don't look them up on the internet, you'll not sleep!

The Virtual Café

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 16:35

Ooo. I'm on with the vinegar now (kitchen stinky!). I should go out and pick some more, as I like up the sound of jelly too.  Its very late, they are big and at the falling off point.  

The Virtual Café

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 16:00

I'm reading with interest, and have all sorts of gluts, black currants particularly if I can be bothered to go pick them. Trouble is I don't really have a sweet tooth. (Shame eh). I'm going to try the vinegar added by raisingirl. 

Dying lawn

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 16:00

I would not do anything for a week or so. again, read the packet, can you replant after a week? It should tell you. 

Rake anything dead and loose out. Spread a thin layer of compost over the nasty bits. 

Reseed with grass seed. Water. 

There are products for patching - have a look at Patch Magic. I've not used it so that's not a recommendation, there are a few products.  Read the instructions though! 

Dying lawn

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 08:26

I assume you used a general weed killer, not a lawn weed killer (i.e. kills weeds not grass) ? Have a look what you used and what it says it will do.  what product was it and how much did you use?

I wouldn't have thought its spreading as such, just it takes time for the weed killer to get down to the roots and kill the plant.  I wouldn't have thought water would help at this stage if the plant has had a blast of glyphosate some days ago. 

Not sure what the birds are up to, they have their own agenda. 

you will probably have to treat each patch, getting out the dead, add compost, reseed, but there are plenty lawn experts on here who will tell you the best way forward. 

Planted bamboo in alkaline soil

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 09:40

I don't think they look bad at all colour wise. Agree with obelisk, check on the watering. Enough water and they should come on. Its a titchy area for bamboo, but I guess you want a screen up and aren't too worried about the long term.

Planted bamboo in alkaline soil

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 08:34

I don't have that bamboo, but I have about 10 different varieties planted in my soil, which is alkaline and dry, so not ideal.  They are doing fine. They are tough plants. 

Its normal at any time to have some yellow leaves, and it might well be ok for the time of year to be getting more, but they are a big investment, I think I would worry too. 

Can you get a photo ? 

Monkey Puzzle help

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 08:21

That's a baby, not a mature tree. when they are young you can cut branches, and you don't look to have many brown, I think its normal. 

Orange / Bronze / Copper foliage plant

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 16:53

There are other heucheras, I don't have it but I have seen marmalade. A few carex - red rooster is orange/brown. Firefox?  Phormiums are worth a look - apricot queen? 


Posted: 28/07/2017 at 20:23

Yes fair point Hosta. I suppose I think my accommodation is really fairly represented, and good value for money. I don't like people talking things up and then you feel it's not a good deal. 

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