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Help needed for lawn problems

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:22

My lawn, which was quite good earlier in the summer, is now the colour of cardboard, it's not been cut for at least a month and hasn't grown except for some some long grass seedheads.  I know it's the drought that has done this, and it will recover in the autumn when we get some good heavy rains and lower temperatures.  Until then I am ignoring it - not even mowing it. 

Is this an arrogance?

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:09
Topbird wrote (see)

I imagine it's membership fees granma - I was only allowed to use my professional letters while I was a paid up member of my professional society (chiropodists / podiatrists in my case). 

Belonging to a professional society gave me access to other benefits including professional support, access to seminars, insurance etc etc. - most professionals belong to something like that. 

Social workers also have to pay a hefty annual fee (as well as undertake ongoing training) to remain members of their professional body, and cannot practise as social workers unless they do.

Quotes Button

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:06
NorthernLass2 wrote (see)

I've come here to find out why the quote button doesn't work.

How the heck I can stop receiving loads of emails to tell me there's been a post on a thread I've contributed to and even though I've not ticked the box and haven't clicked anything to say I want to follow the thread.   Indeed I keep having to go to "unfollow" and it's still sending me emails!    That's a real pain!

Why or how do I just "new posts" since my last visit

Seems it's just the way it is!

For Quotes, click the Quote button then when it says UnQuote click on it again, then go to your reply and click on the speech marks.

To stop email notifications go to your Settings page, then Forum Settings, and then where it says Replies notification, select Default to Off.

Don't think there's a way of only seeing new posts since your last visit ... yet! 

Please ID

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 07:34

Have you got any prunus nearby?  Looks like a cherry or plum sucker to me.  I'd get it out pretty quick before it becomes huge.

Is this Oleander?

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 07:27

Gardens are full of very toxic plants, potato and rhubarb leaves to name just two.  For hundreds of years we've brought branches of berried holly into our homes at Christmas, but the berries are poisonous.  Children should not be in a garden (or anywhere else) unsupervised until they can be relied on not to eat stuff without checking with an adult first.

However, if you are too anxious to allow the oleander to remain, I would suggest you look at replacing it with hibiscus .  According to the information I can find online these are toxic to cats and dogs, but not humans.

To remove the oleander just dig it up and take or send it to the council composting place.

anyone know what type of caterpillar this is please

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 07:02



Posted: 22/07/2015 at 06:59

Good morning all

Hope everyone's feeling better this morning - Lesley painful foot is horrid!  Have you thought about a quick appointment with a Scholl podiatrist - once upon I time I suddenly developed the most awful pain in my foot - turned out to be collapsed arch - the right support in my shoe brought about immediate bliss!!!   Apparently these things occur most often in the summer as people spend time in the garden bare-foot or in flat shoes. 

Strange flower in hay field

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 06:46

Hi Jimbob

To upload a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where your type your post, and follow the instructions. 

Don't think it works for iphones ... yet

Waiting to see your purple flower ...

Wooden Trough Planter

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 20:29

You're turning into a gardener!!!!!!!!

Bamboo query

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 19:45
cathy43 wrote (see)
....I was always covered in clean dirt my mother said I was rarely presentable but healthy

I still am

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