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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 06:29

Good morning all 

David, that's going to look amazing!!!

The weather forecaster on R4 just said that it's a sunny morning in the east - shall I phone up and tell her it isn't 

Identification required please

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 20:38

No idea about the begonia, but I think the campanula is either C. poscharskyana or C. portenschlagiana both very similar, one more rampant than the other - think it's the first that's more rampant. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 20:27
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
They are unbelieveable! Got to be a whole days calories in a pack!

Probably more than that 

We're eating a bar of dark chocolate with caramel bits - but we are sharing 

 

Another ID problem

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:55

Salix caprea - goat willow?

Idenifying a catapiller

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:49

Didn't think it would have been an orange slug - even with a blurry photograph.  

Perhaps it was a large orange rice crispy 

strawberys

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:47

Traditionally straw was spread over the strawberry bed (hence straw berry

 Nowadays you can buy Strawberry Mats - google them and you'll find different stockists and suggestions of how to make some yourself. 

Idenifying a catapiller

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:35

From the photo I don't think that's Arion rufus - the orange slug - we have lots of them here - but the photo isn't clear .... 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52216.jpg?width=194&height=259&mode=max

 Nikki - did it look like this?

 

what is the name of my house plant

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:25

Philippa 

Ajuga Burgundy Glow

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:24

Perfect - it will spread so give it room. 

Brown circles in grass

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:21

It still looks to me like a dog's or fox's  urine - the concentrated urine burns the grass but around the edges where the urine isn't so concentrated the nitrogen in the urine acts as a fertiliser making the grass grow darker and taller - your photographs are text book examples.

I think Buddyboy may be thinking of Fusariam patch lawn disease, which is now called Michrodochium nivale.   If that's what it is the brown patches will get bigger and bigger and eventually join up. It's most commonly seen in the winter, particularly after snow has been laying on the grass - not something that's happened recently.  Also it doesn't have the longer darker grass around the patches which are shown clearly in JanBi's photographs.

 http://www.better-lawn-care.com/lawn-problems.html#axzz37BYwCijb 

 

 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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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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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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