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I'm confused by this plant

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 13:09

A very pretty patch of flowers you have there 

What is this plant called please?

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 13:07

Hi mattsundhu

To post a photo start with the camera icon and follow the instructions.  If it still doesn't upload try reducing the size of the photo ... that usually works. 


Posted: 17/06/2017 at 12:57
Philippe3 says:

.... Surely,  in 2017!,  there exists a tool  (perhaps akin to a gentle scarrifier)  whose rotating brush (?) might propel them into an adequate "debris box" ?

 It does rather seem that you're halfway to inventing one yourself ..... if you really believe there's a demand for such a device why not make one, establish a Patent and present yourself to the Dragons to see if they'll back your venture .......... then you can come back and show us you were right 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 12:48

I believe that some of the blame will be found to lie with the farming out of responsibility for management of social housing to private companies, along with the relaxation and privatisation of responsibility for building work inspections.  

These changes have been down to the policies of successive UK governments in their continued mission to disempower local authorities by the radical reduction of their budgets, year after year.

Last edited: 17 June 2017 12:49:00


Posted: 17/06/2017 at 12:13

There are different types of standards in excellence ... among those I strive for in my garden are to be ecologically sound and environmentally friendly ... we don't use insecticides or fungicides - instead we encourage a wide variety of wildlife which keeps pests down to a minimum equable with achieving a sustainable balance.

As I said, we have not used fungicides or pesticides since we moved here in 2011 and do not have an aphid problem ......... however we do have a large ash tree  full of goldfinches, longtailed tits, bluetits, great tits, robins and other birds ... they eat the aphids.  The ash tree scatters catkins, leaves and twigs on the garden.  I bend down and pick up the large twigs, the rest is gathered by the mower. 

 I get the feeling that my sort of garden is not your sort of garden ... as you say, each to their own.

However, it is impossible to make an omelette without breaking eggs ... if you want to rid your lawn of all detritus then you need to either make some physical effort or put up with some noise 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 11:30

Hear! hear! Debs ... it's about empathy and reassuring people, who feel that their fears and warnings have been ignored for so long in the past, that they matter and will be listened to.

I used to work for our local authority ... we had regular disaster planning and teams  ready to leap into action at a moment's notice .... it seems that Kensington and Chelsea borough council have still do provide any leadership or reassurance that  the survivors and dispossessed  will have a roof over their heads next week.  

The government has all sorts of Disaster Emergency Committees and loads of policies ... what does it take to get someone to take a lead? 

Last edited: 17 June 2017 11:32:31

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 11:04

You can never have too many hopes Ruby ....... it's what makes life worth living 

Lawn Revival

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 11:00

Yes ... that's a good idea ... get some grass seed for shady lawns as I guess the worst mossy area is fairly shady.  Water the area well immediately before scattering the grass seed and tread the seed gently into the surface to make sure it's in contact with the damp soil. 

Scarify the whole lawn then scatter the same grass seed thinly all over the lawn as different grass mixes are different shades of green, and if you do this it'll all blend in nicely and not look patchy.

Give it a watering with a hose or sprinkler in the mornings to prevent it drying out and it'll soon germinate. 

Again, don't be in a rush to cut it, and when you do cut it keep the cutter bar fairly high.

Let us know how you get on 

Last edited: 17 June 2017 11:01:47

Unknown plant in the Philippines

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 10:41

As I said on your other thread - I think that's an abutilon. 

Leaf problems on unidentified plant in the Philippines

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 10:40

That looks to me like an abutilon.

I wouldn't be concerned by a few discoloured lower leaves as long as the young leaves are in good condition. 

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