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drought or poison

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:47

That's my thought too Dave 

Great Diving Beetle

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:45
Dipper2 wrote (see)

What a very enjoyable forum. Best pictures of dragonfly and diving beetle larvae that I have seen, We have a new pond (approx 6 weeks) and we had a lot of diving beetle larvae up until two days ago. They now seem to have all gone though I found a dead one floating on the surface this morning, What do you reckon may have happened to them?

Richard

They've probably left the pond to pupate underground 

Great Diving Beetle

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:43

Water boatmen are primarily herbivores.  They also sing with their penis - apparently http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2010280/Water-boatman-Tiny-insect-sings-penis-loudest-creature-Earth.html 

Restoring a lawn

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:23

I wouldn't bother to try reseeding yet - the weather is too dry - late September is usually a good time for sowing grass seed - the soil is warm and there's usually plenty of soft rain.  I've never had a germination problem when I've done it then. 

I just rake the patch over to rough up the soil, sprinkle the grass seed on (not too thickly), water it  and leave it.  Don't cover the seed with soil - it needs light to germinate. 

Good luck 

Restoring a lawn

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:02

Hi UTH 

It's looking sorry for itself simply because the grass has been allowed to grow too long - the base of the stems have been starved of light.  Now that it's been cut it will start to green up - regular mowing (once a week - not too short) will soon have it looking better.  

At this time of year I find an application of seaweed fertiliser sprinkled on before a good heavy downpour helps the grass to green up as well.  If it doesn't rain then you'll need to water it in - give it a good soaking.  

Then in the Autumn you spike it all over with a fork to aerate it and aid drainage for the winter, and then give it a proprietary autumn feed and it should be fine. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 09:32

Still no rain here yet but I've put a load of jeans and heavy shirts in the wash so expect torrential rain shortly 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 08:55

Just been out in my dressing gown and picked a big bunch of sweet peas 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 07:48

We think that something very exciting along those lines is happening and we're bursting with curiosity ...................... 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 07:26

Clari   - you're being very enigmatic ........

Stumped by another small flower!

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 07:25

It is misleading isn't it, when you buy a packet of seeds thinking that they're native wild flowers but really they're wild flowers from more or less anywhere in the world.  

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