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Posted: 25/07/2016 at 22:48

Fell asleep in front of QI. OH woke me up and sent me to bed. Now hopefully I'll fall asleep listening to Book at Bedtime. 

Sweet dreams folks. See you in the morning 

weeds lawn

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 19:24

At this time of year I find it best to tackle the larger plants with glyphosate gel and mow regularly to prevent seeding - in late September/early I do my regular autumn lawncare (scarifying and moss-killing) and then in the spring use a 3 in 1 or 4 in 1 Spring lawn treatment - this includes a weedkiller which gets most of the the little ******* !!! 

That keeps it pretty much under control, but I have to do it every year as the seeds blow in from elsewhere  

You may find this earlier thread interesting 

Last edited: 25 July 2016 19:28:29

From bad to worse

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 18:14

I've got some fuchsias sold as 'annual bedding plants' three years ago - popped them in the greenhouse over winter and kept them just above freezing, and they're still fine ... as Nut says, fuchsias are perennial (they're shrubs after all) - it's just some are more tender than others.  

I think i may have a major problem: rust?

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 17:53

I agree Pansyface - that's a strong possibiity too. 

From bad to worse

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 17:44

Sun is fine if they're used to it ...... but if they've been kept in sheltered semi-shady positions (as frequently happens in garden centres etc) and then someone buys them and takes them home and the weather is overcast for a few weeks ...... and then the British Summer arrives with a vengence .... they're not used to it and they get sunburn ... just like the rest of us 

I think i may have a major problem: rust?

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 17:37

That doesn't look like rust to me - it looks more like sun scorch to me.

Rusts are fungal diseases which only affect specific types or groups of host plants - they don't spread indiscriminately among neighbouring plants.  

Forum design update

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 13:59
Busy-Lizzie says:

Ooh, Dove, will they wait 'till the end of August when we are next in Norfolk?

See original post

 Not at this rate 

Suspected undesirable ID wanted

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 13:57

Crush a stem - does it smell a bit celery-like ... if so it could be lovage (a useful culinary herb - grows into quite a bit plant, a bit like angelica). 

If not lovage, it's something in that family, which does include parsnips 

Forum design update

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 13:42

I need help dealing with some very good salted caramel truffles ... otherwise I'll eat them all ...  


Posted: 25/07/2016 at 12:46

In addition to Muddyfork's question above ... 

How often and how much were they watered prior to two weeks ago?

What sort of compost are they in and how long since they were re-potted?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

Temperatures are going to drop like a stone 
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Loose brick

Do you have an easy DIY solution? 
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The things gardeners get up to!

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Muscari parviflorum

Does anyone know this plant? 
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Anyone following the cricket?

England's tour of India 
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French gardeners - do you know this viburnum?

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Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

The Dell Garden and Foggy Bottom looking a picture in October 2016 
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A golden fastigiate yew?

Which ... 
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Apple Day Events 2016

Dates and Locations etc - is there one near you? 
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Normal for Norfolk???

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Wot izzit?

Plant ID please 
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ID please

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Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
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Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
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