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Help !!!

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 19:41

Could they be oleander?

Talkback: How to maintain a garden pond

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 19:38

We found that the larvae of Diving Beetles were feasting on some of our oxygenating pond plants - they seemed particularly fond of Hottonia palustris -the Water Violet.  They stripped the leaves from the stems - we sat and watched them doing it!

The plants grew new leaves later on. 

ID please!

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 19:35

Serves you right for maligning me the other day KEF - TCP gargle indeed 

Something burrowing in my greenhouse

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 19:33

Rats can swim 

ID please!

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 19:28

Not Pokeweed - flowers are wrong


Looks like Spiraea douglasii to me 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:40
Yviestevie wrote (see)

.............  I'm quite sad to see him go now.  Hubby will have to find a new project now, I'll have to see what I can find him.  ..............

Would this be of any help? 

Just think of how pretty a little flock of fantails would look in your lovely garden  


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:08

Verdun - (one) of the great things about Miss Ruby is that she doesn't get too large (so they say)   Another great thing is the lovely blue/grey foliage 


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 16:48

Welcome back Lesley - hope your Dad's better soon.  

Hope Not Homer finds his own Pigeon Loft soon.

Well, I'm back from the swish re-modelled offices - a total re-fit, walls moved, new carpets, new kitchen, new electrics and a dishwasher in the kitchen!!!  Interesting how they waited for me to leave before doing all that - I told them they should have said they were waiting for me to go - I'd have gone sooner 

Afterwards I dropped into the nearby Wyevale GC with my £4 of vouchers - they expire at the end of August so they had to be spent.  I fell in love with Buddleja Miss Ruby   It is absolutely gorgeous with a capital 'G' - the one I bought is having its second flush of blooms and they're beginning to 'go over', turning a gorgeous mixture of violet and magenta - fabulous.  

I have absolutely nowhere to put it   I'll either have to dig another bed or move some things around this autumn 

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 16:20


fungi identification please

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 15:57

The one I know that grows in the moss is the little Collared Mosscap, but the shape looks wrong. See what you think - or have a look at the rest of that site and see what you can find. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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