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Acer

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 21:35

I do just wonder if watering it every evening is beeing over kind?  My several acers, whih have been in pots for up to 20 years, never get watered, (excepting in the first year after potting up, and then not that often) except by rain, unless there has been none for over a month - possibly the roots would like a bit of air rather than water? 

starlight lily

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 21:33

That stem does look ill, I also suspect a virus, several of my lilies in pots this year had lily virus, which starts with missahpen leaves, which go streaky and white, rather than the dark leaf we see here.   It may be a different liy, but if does not look well to me.  I'd be very inclined to remove it, if you then feel it is OK you can replant it in a pot or in isloation while you wait and see? 

Unhappy Bay Tree

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 21:29

I tend to agree that you are killing it with kindness, having given it the shock of its life by moving it in full growth.  Among other things, i.e reducng the water, i'd be inclined to reduce the leaf load while it tries to make new roots, cutting back much of the new growth from the shrub.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 18:14

Yes, one of the best indeed - dim day to start with but glorious now - think a drop  ( or two) of Glenlivet at bathtime is called for!!

tea bags

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 12:51

Good gracious, who wuld have thought there was such alot to think about when composting tea bags! Have always done it, but will split them now, and be careful about the sealings. 

What is this brown leaved plant with yellow flower

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 12:48

Definity lysmachia, great but can make an awful lot of itself - we have a small one in a hanging basket but will try and make sure it doesn't root from any dropped bits,  Creeping Jenny the other name for the golden leafed one often recommeded for near ponds and bog gardens - can be rather too invasive there if not watched carefully and removed as it spreads out of bounds.  Yellow flowers are pretty though, and it is virtually indestructable.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 12:43

Glorious day - blue skies, birds twittering (bet you didn't know they were computer literate?), bees buzzing - lovey stuff - long may it last. 

Permanent Markers

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 15:27

Sudsy, doesn't water go between the layers of plastic and the label when you laminate & cut - or am I missing something here? (Quite probably!) 

horsetail weed

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 13:39

Dinosaurs liked horsetail! That is why it is so hard to get rid of, it is one of the oldest plants on earth, and will not take much notice of us johnny come lately humans efforts to get rid of it.  As I have mentioned before, in this mining area, the distinctive black 'liquorice string' roots were noted meters down the pits.  You can keep cutting its head off, not even horesetail likes that treatment too long.

We had an allotment that we had to abandon eventually as the infestation of horesetail and the solidly matted roots were just impossibe to remove.

Whatever you do, DO NOT rotovate or anything like that - each tiny bit of plant will root and form a new plant - probaby what made our allotment quite so badly infested. 

Permanent Markers

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 13:32

Never tried a label maker, keep asking Fr Christmas but so far I have obvioulsy not been good enough.  In the meantime, I agree very much with earlier posters, you cannot beat a good soft pencil on either wooden or plastic labels.   However, theat does not help when the blackbirds insist on removing labels and dropping them wherever they think they will!!

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