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Snails in the Lawn!

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 12:14

I go around the lawn at night with a torch and kill any I find. By the next morning, all the bodies seem to have disappeared. Presume the birds have an early morning buffet?

Moss removel from driveway

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 17:05

I use diluted Jeyes Fluid in a watering can for killing off the moss on our block paving. Leave it until the moss withers, then just brush it off. Works a treat.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 13:18

Still on antibiotics for my insect bite infection. Came back from the shops yesterday to find a big chunk of my lovely hydrangea had split with all that rain and had fallen into the pond. I bet the fish got a shock. I took all the flower heads off and distributed the tied bunches to my neighbours. This morning, I kitted myself out in protective clothing and tidied up some geums. I put out the washing in the lovely sunshine and now its raining from the heavens!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 20:45

Gardeners - a cautionary tale. On Wednesday evening I went into the garden to deadhead a few perennials that had gone over (stupidly I went out in shorts and sandals!). When I came back indoors, I noticed 3 tiny pinhead size red dots on my lower leg and ankle. I thought, mosquito bites and just applied some savlon bite and sting cream .By Thursday morning though I was in absolute agony. Swollen lower leg and ankle and now 3 huge blisters had replaced the pinhead dots. I rushed off to the local minor accident and treatment centre and was told they were infected insect bites. I'm now on a course of strong antibiotics! No more deadheading for me, at least not without covering up.

plant ids

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:36

The little yellow flower looks like a coronilla, part of the pea family. Lucky you if it is. They smell absolutely gorgeous I could be completely wrong of course and no doubt somebody will verify this. Could the white flower be whats called a 'poached egg' plant


Posted: 04/07/2016 at 13:16

Not wishing to boast, but I have lost count at 30 flowers on my potted agapanthus. Its right outside my kitchen door and it gets the washing up water! Something to be said for Aldi's Magnum washing up liquid

My new favourite Clematis is 'Belle of Woking'. What Clematis makes you happy?

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 21:18

I planted Freckles last autumn to grow through a yellow climbing rose. Its looking very promising and I'm hoping to get some flowers this year. Can anybody recommend an herbaceous variety?  Vyvyan Pennell has been absolutely stunning. Sadly, I didn't get any photos but I will put some up of Freckles when it produces!

plant id

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 21:32

How do these saplings get into the garden and pop up in some very inaccessible places?  I have found at least 20 of them in various stages of development over the last few months. Luckily they've been small enough to pull out. One has to be vigilant. Next door has one about 10 foot tall growing right in the middle of his lysimachia

Big deal about penstemons?

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 21:47

I have Sour Grapes which is looking absolutely fantastic at the minute. Also, I love the oriental poppies - big and blousy.  In fact, I found one in the B&Q plant casualty dept today for 50p and a geranium for 50p. Worth keeping an eye on B&Q and Homebase now as they seem to be drowning in bedding plants and I'm sure they'll start reducing them soon to get rid of them.

Underperforming rhododendrun

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 10:13

Not sure if I pressed the right button to reply oblixx, The rhodo is in the ground and yes, I think you're right about the water.  I don't think it got enough last summer/autumn but I will use your remedy to hopefully restore it to its former glory. Thanks

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Plant ID please

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