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Mare's tails

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:05

Doesn't work - it blackens the top growth but doesn't affect the deep roots.

Honeysuckle not flowering

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:03

Can I see aphids there?

If so give the flowering shoots a strong blast with the hoze every day to wash them off.

Next year hang bird feeders close by (sunflower hearts are great) to attract bluetits - they'll feed their families on the aphids.

The bluetits and their fledgelings have been all over our honeysuckles for the past couple of months

Hope that helps


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 12:28

That would be exciting - they're really endangered

But if Lynn has them in such huge numbers I suspect they're not the ones


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 11:46

I'm doing the washing too Panda - or rather the machine is - I'm just hanging it out


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 11:43

Can we have a photo please Lynn

A Red Hot Mystery!!

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 11:42

I did wonder - can't see ivery fine detail - going to opticians later in the month, overdue for new specs

So pleased

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 11:28

'Our' hedgehogs love Spike's Semi moist hedgehog food - available from garden centres and online.  They don't like the totally dried version.  They also like sunflower hearts, dried mealworms, chopped peanuts and banana chips.  They also need a shallow bowl of fresh water - ours drink a lot of water each night.

We have a wooden hedgehog house and some winters it is used, but they seem just as happy to use upturned orange boxes under a pile of garden rubbish

If cats are getting the hedgehog food you can make a feeding station inside a plastic box as shown here

Lots of helpful information here

A Red Hot Mystery!!

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 11:09

Could it be a coleus?


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 10:48

They both sound thirsty to me - I'm putting the sprinkler on my runner beans for an hour every other evening - I've done the same for sweet peas other years (didn't grow any this year).


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 10:38
treehugger80 wrote (see)

...easy way to tell the difference between native and giant hogweed, if its flowering and its bigger than shoulder height - its giant hogweed, its illegal to grow it anywhere and its the land owners responsibility to remove it once it is discovered

Not quite true Treehugger

and I've come across native hogweed in flower at least as tall as me and I'm 5'6" .  The best way to tell the difference is by the leaves.  Giant hogweed has jagged leaves - Common hogweed leaflets are more rounded at the edges.

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