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Mystery purple plant identification

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 14:55

Even having zoomed in on the picture it's far too indistinct to identify the plants properly.  Please can you show us individual close ups of each plant, showing the shape of leaves, texture of bark etc.

Possible pest...

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 14:14

It's probably a granule of water retentive gel  used in plant compost to help prevent it drying out - no need to worry

It wouldn't be used in soil for cacti and succulents as they prefer free-draining soil conditions.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 14:08

I've done a bit of tidying of hellebores and working out where to plant my birthday  snowdrops - they should arrive any day now

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 12:54
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Doc has signed me off for another 2 weeks 

Sorry to hear that but Doc knows best. You rest that knee - I had a similar injury some years ago and didn't do as I was told - it took for ever to get better and there's still a bit of a problem!  Also I took daughter out for the day yesterday - she was signed off for a fortnight at the end of last week as she hurt her back at work.  She said yesterday morning that she thought she'd go to the doc's at the end of this week to get signed off  as her back was much better ........... then she tried to get out of my car without me helping her!!!  She now agrees that doctors don't do a long expensive training for nothing .............. (and neither do vets )

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 12:46

Hello Kitty and welcome to the forum   Your garden sounds lovely


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 12:39

Just been outside hanging out some washing - it looks lovely out there but the wind's like a knife

Glad the dentist was kind Verdun

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 11:51

We have to pay around £40 a year for our green waste bin - I think I'd ask the neighbour for a contribution if they used it!

Chicken poo and straw

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 10:28

I'd stack it next to the compost bin and then add it in layers when adding lawn mowings, veg peelings etc. 

Turfing up to sunken birch trees- raising soil by how much?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 10:22

The turf will contain air/oxygen and as long as it doesn't become over-wet and compacted  the roots should be fine.  Encourage worms in your lawn to keep it aerated


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 08:43

Don't think so KEF - they've decided to settle with the  stepchildren that DD has acquired when she and hub got together 14 years ago - they're teenagers now

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