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magnolia-stellata-disease

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:30

If deemed necessary to cut back now is the best time for a Magnolia. They don't like it much so cut minimum necessary.

elephant-hawk-moth-caterpillar

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:27

Found one in the middle of my herb garden once when weeding. Frightened the life out of me. Thought it was the head of a snake, which is obviously the intention. Nature is sooooo clever 

cat-problems-

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:20

LOL archiepem!

See the main difference between a cat and a dog is dogs sleep at night and cats don't. Are they meant to be shut in all night? Are we meant to stay up all night following them around? How would you deal with that? 

I wear gloves when working. Its not nice to grab a pile of cat poo but every job has its drawbacks and in the grand scheme of things I can think of worse things. 

i-have-loads-of-ladybirds-at-last

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 19:52

I posted about them turning up all of a sudden a few days ago GF. Isn't it wonderful when they finally do  I moved them too lol.

war-with-the-garden

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 16:30

There is also the fact that glyphosate may kill what is there but it won't stop more weed seeds turning up and germinating. Covering really is the best bet tho not necessarily the quickest way to deal with it. As others have said take your time 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 13:50

Zain love the third one and lovetogarden the first one. Both beautiful. All lillies are but those I really like 

palm-tree

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 13:48
fidgetbones wrote (see)

was his friend called Jack?

my-saxifragas-keep-dying

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 13:26

For the pot grown ones check for vine weevil grubs in the soil. They do love them.

war-with-the-garden

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 13:22
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Don't rotivate! I personally wouldn't use carpet but plastic is readily available if you don't want to use weedkiller. Carpet often contains lots of chemicals which apparently leach into the soil but if you're not planting edibles I dare say it's fine.

Sorry Fairy but I am sure there are far less chemicals in a synthetic carpet than there is in glyphosate. Its the cocktail of ingredients needed to make the glyphosate stick to the weeds that is awful affecting humans as well as wildlife.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=weed-whacking-herbicide-p

David stick to the carpet/plastic idea. Do not use poison on a large area please.

weed-infestation-on-lawn

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 11:25

Looks like something I tackled in a border once.

Birds put it there and it suckered everywhere. If you leave any root in it just keeps coming back. Took me so long to get rid of it. Tiny sprig would appear and when pulled was 3/4 ft or root! Pulled up half the plants in the process and had to keep replanting. Every time I thought I had got rid of it another sprig would appear. Hope you can kill it off by regular mowing but not too hopeful  

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Flowering out of season

Always nice when it happens 
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Bent and need to replace 
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reviews

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Lots of them! 
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Nows the season 
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