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Posted: 25/07/2016 at 23:03

As I understand it, the best effect is produced by installing the Waspinator in early spring, when queen wasps are prospecting for nest sites. 

My neighbours must think I'm nuts!

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 22:56

My daughter was born in the heat wave of 1976. I used to take her for walks in her pram in the late evening and as the sun came up in the mornings. During the day we both dozed in a shady room with all the windows open. As autum came i picked lots of mushrooms on our early morning walks. 


Posted: 25/07/2016 at 22:48

Fell asleep in front of QI. OH woke me up and sent me to bed. Now hopefully I'll fall asleep listening to Book at Bedtime. 

Sweet dreams folks. See you in the morning 

weeds lawn

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 19:24

At this time of year I find it best to tackle the larger plants with glyphosate gel and mow regularly to prevent seeding - in late September/early I do my regular autumn lawncare (scarifying and moss-killing) and then in the spring use a 3 in 1 or 4 in 1 Spring lawn treatment - this includes a weedkiller which gets most of the the little ******* !!! 

That keeps it pretty much under control, but I have to do it every year as the seeds blow in from elsewhere  

You may find this earlier thread interesting 

Last edited: 25 July 2016 19:28:29

From bad to worse

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 18:14

I've got some fuchsias sold as 'annual bedding plants' three years ago - popped them in the greenhouse over winter and kept them just above freezing, and they're still fine ... as Nut says, fuchsias are perennial (they're shrubs after all) - it's just some are more tender than others.  

I think i may have a major problem: rust?

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 17:53

I agree Pansyface - that's a strong possibiity too. 

From bad to worse

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 17:44

Sun is fine if they're used to it ...... but if they've been kept in sheltered semi-shady positions (as frequently happens in garden centres etc) and then someone buys them and takes them home and the weather is overcast for a few weeks ...... and then the British Summer arrives with a vengence .... they're not used to it and they get sunburn ... just like the rest of us 

I think i may have a major problem: rust?

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 17:37

That doesn't look like rust to me - it looks more like sun scorch to me.

Rusts are fungal diseases which only affect specific types or groups of host plants - they don't spread indiscriminately among neighbouring plants.  

Forum design update

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 13:59
Busy-Lizzie says:

Ooh, Dove, will they wait 'till the end of August when we are next in Norfolk?

See original post

 Not at this rate 

Suspected undesirable ID wanted

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 13:57

Crush a stem - does it smell a bit celery-like ... if so it could be lovage (a useful culinary herb - grows into quite a bit plant, a bit like angelica). 

If not lovage, it's something in that family, which does include parsnips 

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Normal for Norfolk???

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Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
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ID please

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Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
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Blight resistant tomatoes

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ID please

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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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