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Anyone used this mower

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 13:22

We are looking at buying a new mower. The one we most like the look of is a Honda HRX 476 HY and we wondered if anyone had used one? Grateful for any info. TIA.

Clematis from seed?

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 10:17

Just remember that fresh seed germinates far better than stored. Also it is esy to tell viable seed from non-viable. The fatter and plumper the seed, the more likely it is to be alive.

Hybrids do not come true, but species will and you never know you may get something nice. One of my alpine seedlings has turned out to be a rather nice pale pink double flowered version.


Posted: 11/06/2012 at 12:54

This woodpecker was feeding the baby (nearly as big as here too).

What is on this apple tree?

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 12:50

Very similar sort of thing is Oyster scale. Just as hard to get rid of too. The white is a waxy substance which protects the insect from the outside. Water based sprays cannot get through it so insecticides do not work. If only a small amount then as suggested scrub it off, add some Horticultural soap to the water, it dissolves the wax. Or use some Methylated spirits. That also dissovles the wax and the insect dies.


Posted: 08/06/2012 at 12:52

Osteospernum juncundum, most likely.


Posted: 08/06/2012 at 12:49

No that does not seem to be it either.

On Photobucket move your Mouse pointer to the bottom option on the picture, the one which says IMG and click. It says Copied, then paste that on here. Much simpler.


What is horticultural grit?

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 21:18

Crushed granite is often used as Horticultural grit, as is crushed limestone. Depending on what you want to use it for and how acidic or alkaline your soil is you can use one or the other. Small sea pebbles (rounded grit) is not really much use as an aid to drainage, the material should be angular so that there are many faces on each individual piece.

Do you know what this pretty plant is?

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 21:19

My eyesight is gerring worse. Should have known this, I spent half the afternoon pulling out unwanted seedlings of it.


Posted: 05/06/2012 at 21:16

Take care, most Sedums are rather sensitive to chemicals.

Do you know what this pretty plant is?

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 17:35


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