BobTheGardener


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what is this fly

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 19:39

It's a wasp judging by the shape, probably one of the Chalcid wasps.

 

Clematis

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 18:31

Yes Arthur, main prune in Feb.  To help get the late summer flowers on that type you need to dead-head it as soon as the spring flowers have finished or it it puts energy into making seeds.

symbols for emotions

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 17:34

If you are on a PC/laptop you can right-click the animated images and choose "save image as" and save them somewhere (eg in your Pictures folder.)

If your email program allows you to insert images then you can send them to your cousin! 

Clematis

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 17:29

You can cut off the dead flowers now if you want to tidy it up a bit.  While the seed heads can be decorative, removing them now allows more goodness to go into the roots ready for next year's flowers.

Name of these plants?

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 15:34

Welcome Ed!  Cotoneasters come in small and large leaved varieties.  I suspect yours (in the first link) may be this one:

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/4582/i-Cotoneaster-bullatus-i/Details

Some of the hypericums have very small flowers so you may have missed them.

Name of these plants?

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 15:22
Edlonton wrote (see)
Is this a Cotoneaster?

https://edoindigo.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/autumn/

Thank you,
Ed

Yes it is.

PS, if you press Enter/Return after inserting a link, they become clickable (which is what I did when editing your quote above, Ed.)

Name of these plants?

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:58

The one at the bottom of that page is a hypericum (St John's wort.)  The shrub in the first two images at the top looks like a Cotoneaster.

How much....

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:51

Mine was a motercycle which I bought for £100 in about 1978 and sold five years later for.. £150!

Magnolia

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:48

Yes, now is ideal for magnolias, especially newly planted ones.  They don't really like being pruned but you are best doing it now rather than a few years down the line if it needs shaping.  More here from the RHS:

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=599

 

Manure-Lime-BFB-Gypsum-Green manure

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:02

BFB lasts about 6 months.  Sprinkle some every year in spring and again in late summer.  Lime is added when needed to correct acidity but on a veg plot on naturally acidic soil is usually repeated every 3 years precisely following crop rotation so that brassicas are grown in the freshly limed ground.  Gypsum can be used to help break down clay so is a one-off treatment.  Any type of manure should be replenished as a mulch once a year (usually in late autumn) and doing this will gradually improve soil structure.

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