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Posted: 08/08/2014 at 01:10
It's Finally Here...A natural weed killer that is harmless to pets and wildlife

After several requests from customers, Gardening-Naturally are pleased to announce the arrival of a safe, non-toxic weed killer that shows results just after one day of treatment! 

The main benefit of this weedkiller is that even at low temperatures it is still effective and completely biodegradable.

Manufactured by Neurdorff - researchers and manufacturers of environmentally friendly pesticides and fertilisers since 1854.
I got this email today and thought it might be interesting to others - anyone tried it? or heard of it before?


This weedkiller has a long-lasting effect on a broad range of weeds including meadow grass, dandelion, clover, stinging nettle, chickweed, chamomile, speedwell, buttercup, creeping thistle, mosses and algae.
Contains pelargonic acid and maleic hydrazide, both of which biodegrade harmlessly into the soil and do not leave lasting contamination.

Available in 3 different sizes from as little as £4.98

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750ml Ready to Use Spray
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3 Litre Spray

Suitable for use in gardens and on allotments
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Dying Rowan Tree

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 23:29
H Rowan-Mountain Ash Diseases

Healthy Mountain Ash trees are gorgeous specimens that can help brighten up even the most unattractive yards. However, the species is not immune to diseases that can rob it of its beauty and charm.

Among the most common infections that afflict the Mountain Ash tree include:

  • Cytospora Canker: This fungal disease targets the tree's trunk and branches by peppering it with brown, irregular shaped cankers. The ugly pimple-like masses can ooze and spread throughout the Mountain Ash. In severe case, the disease can kill the tree.
  • Fire Blight: This infection kills the tree's flowers and leaves. Symptoms include black leaves, brown flower clusters and spores that ooze slime and infect the tree's branches.
  • Leaf Spot: This shows as irregular, brown spots on leaves. If left untreated, tiny, black spores will form as well. Advance cases also cause leaves to drop prematurely.

Mountain Ash is also susceptible to sawflies which can defoliate the tree within a few days.

 Found the above while surfing and thought it might help you with a diagnosis!

Hyde Hall Flower Festival

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 22:40

I had a wonderful day out at Hyde Hall today  - the weather was fantastic, the gardens a delight - beautiful displays and combinations. Their fruit and veg patch was great with  a massive pumpins, squashes and marrows romping for England  and beautiful looking melons - grown outside. There were of course lots of exhibitors selling plants and I came away with some lovely salvias  

Clematis id needed

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 23:22

Thanks Jojo but the Comtesse de B.  is pink! 

Thanks  Richard  for the link  but my clematis has no bar in it. The buds look very similar though - they appear to be white at the edges( just like the photo) hinting at a white flower inside and then open as blue/purple !!

Identifying A Plant

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:52

Meant to put  possibly 'yellow marbles' could be a different variety!

Identifying A Plant

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:49

Cotula barbata 'yellow marbles'

Planting in Dappled shade

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:23

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' is lovely in a shady spot - lovely blue flowers and cracking foliage.

Talkback: Water butts and hoverflies

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:19

Bob Flowerdew keeps  goldfish in his water butts to eat the larvae.

Clematis id needed

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:16

Good question .... none of the clematis came with labels just the colour sleeves to indicate the colour of the flowers. The sign just said 'summer flowering clematis!'

I'm very pleased with both but the violet one has put on  a lot of growth since I planted it and has developed a lot more buds. The flowers are not huge about 6cm across.

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:14

It's yellow oxalis or wood sorrel - woodland plant. Spreads very easily, could have self seeded!

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