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Brown patch on lawn

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:05

Nope 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 13:51

Oooh, I love a roast beef dinner - but I'll have to pass on it today because this morning I rubbed a chicken with EVOO, seasoned it, and put a quartered lemon in the cavity then popped it in the slow cooker with fresh tarragon and a quartered green garlic bulb (grown by OH )

We'll have it this evening with good bread, home made mayo and some salad leaves from the garden. 

Butterflies

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 13:48

I've obviously had lots of large whites in my garden over the last couple of days.  I've just inspected the undersides of my broccoli leaves and removed loads of eggs! 

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

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 13:47

Hi Topbird - it was lovely to meet you 

I'd love to go to Beth Chatto's garden - haven't been for years and years and years ......

Hostas

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 13:26

Haven't seen Hostafan on here for a while - was asking after him just the other day   I hope he's ok and is enjoying his garden.

I've got big chunky hostas that have never been troubled by slugs before, but this year they're quite lacy in places. 

I think the thing is that after last winter (or rather the lack of it) slugs have increased in size and number - hopefully we'll get a proper winter this year and it will reduce them to more manageable proportions.

 

Brown patch on lawn

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 13:14

I found this brown circular patch on my lawn yesterday morning

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53127.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 However, I have identified the cause .......................... 

Can you guess?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 12:54
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

.......... met a friend at church this morning whose house was flooded. A lot cooler and fresher now.

Well it would be ... after a thorough wash like that 

Sorry ................ I'll get my coat ....................... 

 

Seriously tho' - hope not too much damage was done

What's wrong with our Oak tree?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 12:18

I can't see very clearly, but they look like evidence of the activity of the Spangle Gall Wasp http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/spangle-gall-wasp 

Just one of the many insects that oaks provide a home for. 

Not a problem.

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

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 12:06
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I think that salvia is sclarea var turkestanica artjak

http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/salvia-sclarea-l-var-turkestanica/classid.2000016216/

 

Clary!  that's what I was thinking of 

Unidentifued white flowering climber

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:49

It's not a weed but it is a very rampant climber - it is not called Mile a Minute Vine for nothing http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gardening-blog/2009/sep/24/gardens1 

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ID please

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Yes, that soon!!! 
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Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

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