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strawberys

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:47

Traditionally straw was spread over the strawberry bed (hence straw berry

 Nowadays you can buy Strawberry Mats - google them and you'll find different stockists and suggestions of how to make some yourself. 

Idenifying a catapiller

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:35

From the photo I don't think that's Arion rufus - the orange slug - we have lots of them here - but the photo isn't clear .... 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52216.jpg?width=194&height=259&mode=max

 Nikki - did it look like this?

 

what is the name of my house plant

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:25

Philippa 

Ajuga Burgundy Glow

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:24

Perfect - it will spread so give it room. 

Brown circles in grass

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:21

It still looks to me like a dog's or fox's  urine - the concentrated urine burns the grass but around the edges where the urine isn't so concentrated the nitrogen in the urine acts as a fertiliser making the grass grow darker and taller - your photographs are text book examples.

I think Buddyboy may be thinking of Fusariam patch lawn disease, which is now called Michrodochium nivale.   If that's what it is the brown patches will get bigger and bigger and eventually join up. It's most commonly seen in the winter, particularly after snow has been laying on the grass - not something that's happened recently.  Also it doesn't have the longer darker grass around the patches which are shown clearly in JanBi's photographs.

 http://www.better-lawn-care.com/lawn-problems.html#axzz37BYwCijb 

 

 

Brown circles in grass

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 18:39

It looks as if a bitch or vixen has been peeing on your lawn - do you have a bitch or does one use your garden?

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 18:09

Somehow I guessed that 

what is the name of my house plant

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 18:09

It's an Aechmea or Urn Plant  http://houseplants.about.com/od/bromeliad1/p/Aechmea.htm 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 18:06

Congratulations Panda and Mr Panda 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52206.jpg?width=237&height=212&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 18:04

Aw, I thought she'd got quite pretty markings 

We're turning into a zoo, first a Panda and now a pheasant 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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