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Plant ID

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 15:59

Joining the ranks of the great planthunters eh Hosta?

Disappearing lawn!

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 15:55

Crane flies in the lawn is a bit of a clue, as well as the time of year that your grass is disappearing.

I'd try using nematodes

Plant ID

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 15:48



Posted: 12/12/2015 at 15:46

Hosta and Wonky - I think you both understand me and my OH


Posted: 12/12/2015 at 15:41

Sssshhhhhhhhh!!!  Don't tell my OH - I've just treated us to one of these

He'll like it when he sees it - really he will

Buxus or Taxus?

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 14:05

I'd go for taxus every time - I love yew  - and I've seen it work well in knot gardens so no reason why the height will be a problem. 

The clay subsoil shouldn't be a problem either - 18" of topsoil sounds fine to me.  I've known lots of healthy yews on the clay subsoil of High Suffolk.  Prepare well, digging in organic matter, and they should be fine. 

I wouldn't use buxus - it'd break my heart to lose it to box blight.


Posted: 12/12/2015 at 13:48

If Christmas presents are opened before The Day they turn into pumpkins - well that's what I've told my niece who's parcel arrived at her house today.  You and she will just have to be patient Hosta

Please Help to Identify Plant

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 12:06

Hi Blossom

That's an Alstromeria - possibly Alstromeria 'Indian Summer'

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 09:21

Thank you Pat ((hugs))

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 09:03

Hopefully there are ways to talk about things that don't result in other people feeling singled out and upset.

Sometimes talking about one's own particular experience can seem to someone else like a sweeping generalisation.

This thread was started to provide support to each other, so it really isn't the place to discuss issues that may upset and be divisive.

If people want to discuss religion (in an un-argumentative and un-divisive way) then maybe a separate thread with an appropriate title would allow those who don't wish to join in to avoid it.

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