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Couch Grass

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 17:33

When multiple sprays are needed that doesn't mean weekly. Spray and wait. If there is new growth then spray again. Don't rotovate if there is any chance of any of the roots being alive.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 17:29

The one that lived the longest was "Midsummer Beauty". It was gorgeous and survived 4 years. A little white one "pinguifolia" came 2nd - 2 years. I was given a variegated one and one with deep purple flowers that died last winter and there have been a couple that survived one winter. Don't know Jasper.

Can I save this tree?

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 17:23

I agree that it's Cedrus atlantica. Such a shame, but I think it needs replacing.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 17:20

I think you are to be congratulated for keeping calm, Claire. I would have found it very hard. But for your Mum's sake I think it was the right thing to do. Nephew is probably at a difficult age, though I think he should have apologised. But, being a Mum myself, Mums usually support their children even when they know their child is wrong. I expect your sister loves you, feels guilty, and is relieved you didn't go on about it.

Help Identifying plants

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 17:10

1  Looks like my lemon thyme, but rather bare. Does it smell of anything?

2  Pittosporum

3  Geranium "Rozanne"

5  Geum  ? Totally Tangerine

5  the 2nd  violet

7  Arabis   - I think. Low growing white or pink flowers in spring

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 17:02

We've been out most of the day, chez friends. So no gardening done.

DD I would be a bit wary about hebes, never managed to keep them, they don't like Dordogne winters. Tried all sorts. Had 2 new ones last year, presents, but both died in the winter though it was milder than usual - but it was wetter than usual.

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:27

http://rlv.zcache.com/cottage_garden_happy_birthday_watercolor_garden_card-r3775fafffeb748dbabb4cc55ec883003_xvuak_8byvr_512.jpg

 

Happy Birthday Lily Pilly, better late than never!

 

Cutie pictures taken this am.

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:24

Doesn't go right way up on my laptop.

Too much gravel!

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:19

You could have a dry gravel garden https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=gravel+gardens&biw=1188&bih=491&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=wC5RVMybGI_vauCFgaAG&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Scrape away the gravel, lay down a weed membrane. Cut holes and plant some thyme, lavender, rosemary, santolina sort of plants and re-lay the gravel. There are lots of photos in that link, some simple, some more ambitious.

 

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