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Posted: 08/08/2016 at 18:56

Yes Topbird, really glad that wind has dropped   

The whole back garden has had a good soaking from the seep hose and the sprinkler - lots of plants were looking floppy.  Also the grape vine, pear tree and the clematis and buddleja in the front garden have all had a large watering can full of water each.  Expect an un-forecast heavy downpour very soon 

Last edited: 08 August 2016 18:57:03

Jelly like substance

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 18:37

Hi Ruben

I think that's Nostoc algae - information here 

Hope that helps 


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 16:17

Glad to hear such good news LilyP   A good vet is worth his/her weight in gold 


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 16:15

Slit in the ground = slit trench .... the second link I posted above 

It's the way I do it 

ID for nondescript plant

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 15:06

Pattypan squashes - just two plants 

Taste like courgettes, more tender, lovely roastedas well as cooking like ordinary courgettes. Very productive and interesting to look at. 

ID for nondescript plant

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 11:32

Here's a pic of white Sweet Rocket in the veg patch earlier this year - as you can see, the same thing happened with a foxglove plant too 

Last edited: 08 August 2016 11:35:10

Moth or Butterfly caterpillar?

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 11:26

Hi Sheps

No idea which that is, but unless there is a huge infestation I tend to leave such things for the birds and wasps etc to sort out.

I'm a little concerned by the inference in your question that butterflies = good and moths = bad 

Is that what you meant?

Last edited: 08 August 2016 11:26:55


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 11:08

Have a look here 

and here 

I usually use the slit-trench method.  Don't worry about the cuttings losing their leaves.  

As for hydrangeas, I find the best way is to prepare your cuttings, take off most of the leaves, and cut the  top leaves in half, thus reducing moisture loss.  I then put the cuttings in a jamjar of water and pop them on a shady windowsill in the kitchen and leave them there.  After several weeks they begin to grow roots.  When the roots are several inches long I separate the cuttings and pot them up. 


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 10:53

Good luck with the toad Liri 


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 10:26

Bushman ((hugs))  

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