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Name please

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 22:21

Lorraine,Post a picture when it flowers and you will probably have more success.

Common garden mint

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 22:41

Sounds like powdery mildew. It is a fungal disease and mint is susceptible to it.  Pick off all infected leaves and improve conditions.Your growing conditions may need to be changed. Powdery mild often occurs when a plant dries out - can happen easily in a pot...maybe consider have burying the pot in the ground or putting a saucer under the pot to stop this happening. If the plant is in a shady position....consider moving it to a sunnier spot. Make sure there is good air flow around the plant. 

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 22:49

Prunus 'Amber Beauty'

Shrub suggestions

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 20:04

Autumn is the best time to plant. Soil is warm, they get a chance to get their roots down before winter and you shouldn't have to water so much   at that time of year.

 

Name please

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 20:08

What colour/shape/size are the flowers?

Duckweed

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 22:18

I control it by scooping it out regularly but even if you get rid of it completely for a while - it usually is reintroduced through the wildlife visiting your pond.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 22:15

Hi Lilylouise, those bees in your nest box are probably tree bees. Gary Hobson posted some good pictures of them on this thread. They nested under my roof tiles a couple of years ago and moved on late in the summer.

Plant identity - any ideas welcome.

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 21:15

Like Salino, I think it might be a stachys, they have square stems and usually spread by rhizomes - sylvatica or officinalis

Planting an Art-Deco Raised Border

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 22:15

What an inspiration! The metal dustbin, the soffit dividers, the colours, the design, the planting - all of it. Thank you for taking time to share the journey with us. You have given us pleasure as you are giving passers by pleasure and I hope you will take pleasure yourself in a wonderful project, brillantly executed.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 18:12

Gardeningfanatic,, while surfing on amazon found the nikon 510, according to reviews even better with x42 zoom...the neighbours better look out at this rate of going!! I might get a bit too much info...There are some terrific photos on this thread - I love the goldfinches and that caterpillar is mouthwatering (not I'd consider it as an hors d'oeurve) they really insire me to get a decent camera. Interesting, most of the reviews for the nikons I have read have been written by people taking wildlife and bird photos.

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