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I don't believe it.

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 11:23

Good web page about UK slugs here:

http://www.slugoff.co.uk/slug-facts/bad-slugs

I love the name of the website!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 11:00

Morning all, not posted on this thread for a bit but I usually have a quick look daily!

Was up early to beat the rain this morning and got lots of annuals planted out so I don't need to water them.   Rain just starting now and looks like a lot on the way judging by rain radar images on one of the weather sites, so will be potting-on all my peppers and chilies during the downpour.   Not as good as being in the pub though Dove!

Search

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 10:45

Yep, been like that for a while now.  I'll check the site feedback thread and report it if no-one else has.

Edit: Whoops, I see that's where you posted this anyway, Tom!  I generally only use the 'latest' and 'new' buttons on the forum and never browse under the section topics.

What is this?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 10:41

Looks like it might be a Capsid bug.

Garlic rust, tomato leaf discolouration and apple tree nutrient deficiency?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 10:33

I agree with Chrissie - destroy all rust infected alliums asap.  It's almost certainly Leek rust and it's becoming more of a problem, mainly because there are always some leeks in the ground, somewhere..

Help and Advice

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 10:28

Hi Pinkypoo, the first one is a dwarf conifer of some kind - I don't know which one but perhaps someone else here will, or have a look through these to see if you can match it:

http://www.kenwithconifernursery.co.uk/dwarf-conifers-d

As for the Rosemary, when they get old they do get like that.  Unfortunately they usually don't take kindly to being cut back hard, so if you want a tidier one, I suggest taking cuttings and start off a few new ones to eventually replace it.  They don't usually live all that long but there are exceptions and I think yours is one of them!   It may be 10 years old or so.

What to do after daffs?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 21:31

Aquilegias are also good at filling the gap between spring bulbs and perennials.

How can I tell if my Black bamboo is alive?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 21:11

And it is very unlikely to shoot from the old canes, but should send up new shoots from the roots, once they are growing happily.  That may take a while though.

Please identify

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:29

My guess would be cleavers aka goosegrass and many other names.  Does it look like this?

http://www.downgardenservices.org.uk/cleavers.htm

You can just pull it up, but best to follow the stems down to the ground and pull the root out as the stems will just break off otherwise and it will grow (quickly!) again.

Blackspot & Roses

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 19:38

Horses for courses, rosemummy!  If they grow well in your garden they are wonderful, but if they don't, there's little sense in fighting nature! 

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

Only fto be read by your household's main gardener! 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 18:52

Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Flew into the polytunnel for a while 
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A week of rain = jungle garden!

It's been too wet to really do anything outside.. 
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Deep Down & Dirty: The Science of soil

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Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Look for distorted and damaged leaves near the tips 
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Seed grown Wisteria finally in flower - Hooray!

Planted many years ago 
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Oops!

Polytunnel growing 
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Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 19:05

First day of (meteorological) Spring

How id your garden looking 
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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 20:31

DIY heated propagator

Making one from scratch 
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Cost of bird food

bulk vs supermarket 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 12:33

Wild Garden (Community Channel)

On Freeview/Sky 
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Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 12:21

Front garden revamp - before and after photos

Redsigning weedy crazy paving 
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Bilberry

Flowering in September 
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