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Posted: 08/07/2015 at 11:21

It sounds like a pollination problem, very common early in the season and should right itself very soon

Large brown seed pod ID

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 11:17

Possibly something growing under glass here


Posted: 08/07/2015 at 11:02

Have a lovely day Wonky

New lawn

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 10:54

You should see mine!  It's brown all over after the drought - haven't mowed for three weeks and it's hardly grown - I usually mow it at least once a week on medium setting - hopefully the rain we're getting will green it up and get it growing again soon.


Pests on onions - Help please

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 10:41

Afraid I can't see thepicture - click on the green tree icon and follow the instructions

New lawn

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 09:07

That looks exceptionally good to me, considering the dry weather we've had lately.

Well done

Please help me with my grass!

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 09:04
Edd wrote (see)

Animal pee tends to be too rich in Nitrogen and will scorch / burn the grass, leaving dry straw, coloured (dead) patches ...

Well yes, in the short term - but in the long term the increased nitrogen levels in the peed-upon area result in brighter green lush growth.

Large brown seed pod ID

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 08:54

What trees are there near the pond?

Prunus Laurel

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 08:40

Water once a week - twice in very dry spells, but give them a good soaking - a bucket full per half metre.  They need the chance to dry out between waterings as roots need oxygen as well as water. 

All evergreens lose leaves - they just do it throughout the year rather than in autumn.  Yours look pretty healthy to me - they might be suffering a bit of transplant shock and you might need to replace one or two in the autumn/winter if they don't recover by then - but I think that's pretty good going so don't panic.

And yes, as Lyn says, prune off the top six inches to encourage them to grow thicker and more bushy - and don't spray them - they don't need it and we all  need the insects

Heavy rain

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 08:18

A friend in Cornwall says she was 'struck by lightning' the other day, or as near as dammit, as she touched a bedside lamp at the same time as a lightning bolt made a power surge that earthed through her arm and knocked out their electricity !!!


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09
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