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What are these bugs in the pond?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:28

I think the tadpoles will develop more quickly when the weather warms up

what have I dug up?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:24

Sleep well and have sweet dreams tonight

I've got bees

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:19

I'm sure they'll be very happy with you Nut

Our neighbour had two nests in his roof last year - no problem for him and good pollination for our plants

what have I dug up?

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 20:56

I wouldn't be worrying   It's just fungus helping with the decomposition process of the tree stump.  The ground is full of it, but we don't often see it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 20:53

Snap! MrsGarden   we had one in the garden today too

How to remove Rye grass from my turf

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 20:44

Are you sure that it's rye grass that's causing the problem? 

There are other 'weed type' grasses that form clumps or look different from the lawn grasses, details here

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=514

However, with most of them regular mowing, at least once a week, sometimes twice, will minimise their impact.

How to remove Rye grass from my turf

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 20:39

You'd have to start again with a specialist turf or seed.

What's the problem with the ryegrass - it's in most lawns?  You shouldn't even be able to see the rye-grass unless it flowers.

Spider mite on Centaurea

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 20:34

Pretty sure aphids don't make webs, but I'm still as sure as I can be without seeing them that that's what they are. 

I'd put money on them not being spider mites - they hate cold damp conditions - but even if I'm wrong and they are spider mites, they'll hate being squirted with soapy spray - it'll get rid of them whether it's mites or aphids

Spider mite on Centaurea

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 20:01

There are aphids that live on thistles and knapweeds (centaurea) - I'd try using one of the organic soap-based bug sprays  or make one yourself from a squirt of washing up liquid in water in a hand sprayer (I find Ecover works well) 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 19:43

Wintersong - you're a very lucky gardener! 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Renamed 
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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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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

FIDGET'S BIG DAY!!!

Congratulations to you both ... 
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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

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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