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Can someone tell me what this is please?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 10:59

Soft rush http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juncus_effusus  

It grew on the meadow in front of the farmhouse when I was a child - I used to weave little mats and baskets out of it 

Is This A Rose Sucker?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 09:53

Is your rose a deep red colour?  I find that the new growth of red roses is often quite red itself 

Is This A Rose Sucker?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 09:49

The one on the left's definitely not a sucker - that's a new shoot on your rose bush. 

Not 100% sure about the smaller ones although my instinct is that they're fine too - they look so similar to the other new growth.

When you planted the rose, did you bury the graft point or is that what I can see at soil level? 

Queen Elizabeth II Rose

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 09:42

Totally agree David - meant to say that - breakfast distracted me 

Tea break Plant ID

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 09:38

Any colour in that flowerhead yet Victoria?

Ivy

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 09:35

We got rid of ivy by digging it out and then spraying any regrowth with standard glyphosate spray from the garden centre.    I know you can't dig yours out, but if you spray the ivy (mask the hostas with a sheet of cardboard if there's danger of the spray drifting) and then leave the ivy to go brown before pulling it out.  

You'll probably have to do it two or three times a year if the ivy next door isn't got rid of, but the glyphosate will go back to the main roots and at least weaken it - if you're consistent enough you may even manage to kill it off for next door too!

Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 08:01
4thPanda wrote (see)

Thanks Dove  That's a lovely prize . . . what can I do to win one? 

One coming over for you too Panda ............. catch!!!

Anyone else?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:57

Good morning Panda   Have a good day ((hugs))

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:55

Well done that Snoodle!!!   Give the Snoodle a prize!!!    Will this do?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49509.jpg?width=369&height=350&mode=max

 Seems a good prize for this time in the morning! 

verticillium wilt diseased acer

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:53

Bumping up to the front page 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

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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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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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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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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