Dovefromabove


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who's poo?

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 16:39

Hosta!!! 

who's poo?

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 16:21

Looks like a hedgehog poo to me.  Not sure what he's been eating, but I'm pretty sure it's a hedgehog. 

What is this plant

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 16:15

That looks like Himalayan Balsam.  It's invasive and it's illegal to plant it in the wild as it is damaging our riverbanks.  It has pink flowers and catapults it's seeds huge distances.  However, it's pretty easy to get rid of if you pull it up every spring before it flowers and seeds ... the seedlings are pretty easy to identify and not difficult to pull up.  


Where we lived once before, a neighbour used to grow it and it spread all over the place and into our garden, but his landlord sprayed his garden to get rid of it and the rest of us pulled up whatever appeared in our gardens, and now it's gone.  

Problem with my magnolia

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 16:07

Just to say, use rainwater or distilled water for the soil test ... using tapwater which may be high in lime content would rather defeat the object ... but the instructions rarely tell you that 

Last edited: 29 April 2017 16:08:17

Hydrangea Disease

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 16:05

When was it last repotted and/or fed?

Whats happening with my tomato plants

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 16:00

That's very naughty of them!    Tomatoes need overnight temperatures of around 14C before they should be planted outside.  


If you look here http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/tomatoes-grow-guide/ you'll see that it recommends planting out 'after the last frost in May' ........... whenever that May be    - I don't have the gift of foresight  .... early June is a safer bet. 

Last edited: 29 April 2017 16:03:08

Spanish slugs

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 15:33
Hostafan1 says:

it's filmed before a live studio audience, so I don't think it's " canned"


See original post

 Yes, definitely 'live' ... we've got friends who've been there.  

Hydrangea Disease

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 15:31

I think they've been affected by the chilly weather ... brrrrr!   I'm sure they'll recover. 


I think I'd put them in bigger containers tho.  

Whats happening with my tomato plants

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 15:25

Think they're suffering from the chill.  Mine will stay indoors until June, and I'm a lot further south than you are. 


Don't worry, we all do it to start with .......... we live and we learn 

What is this plant

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 15:06

If the photo doesn't load try reducing the size 

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Wildlife online ... interesting website

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