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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.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 07:00

Good morning all 

Still no  rain here - we were promised heavy showers last night but nothing so far.  It's overcast here but they don't look like rain clouds.

KEF's making bacon butties for everyone 

Spread of chafer grubs

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 21:05

  Bill - ignore what I said - I was talking about leatherjackets Duh!  I've had too much sun!!!

But you still won't spread chafer grubs by mowing their lawn. 

Think I'd better go to bed ........................

Hostas

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 21:01

That sounds exciting Hostafan   I love the big hostas 

Spread of chafer grubs

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:46

Chafer grubs are the larvae of the Crane fly (Daddy Long Legs) - they are the result of the adults laying eggs in the soil so can't be spread by a lawnmower. 

The best way of getting rid of them is to use Nematodes http://www.gardening-naturally.com/acatalog/Chafer_Nematodes.html 

You can tell your customer all about them 

Weeds in the GH....

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:07

Given that it has existed since the surface of the planet was a tropical swamp, I should think it'll probably be very happy there 

Stumped by another small flower!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:03

Does it grow wild in the UK Toady?  It's not one I know. 

Dinner time

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:49

We've just had roast lamb with roasted home grown  yellow courgettes,  Chantenay carrots and Buerre de Rocquencourt beans and mint sauce all from the garden - life doesn't get much better than that does it 

A question about roses.

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:46

When I look at the Crocus website there's a whole section labelled English Roses (David Austin) 

http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/roses/classic-english-(david-austin)/plcid.8/plcid.299/ 

Poorly oliver tree - advice please!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:34

I agree with Philippa - olives are much happier outside - preferably planted in the ground in a sheltered sunny spot - but if in a pot protect the pot with a few layers of bubblewrap in the winter and keep the compost/soil on the dry side.  Cold on it's own won't harm olives, but cold and wet together will make them very unhappy. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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