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What is this?

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 19:42
Mr MP says:

Thankyou everybody, their growing between my slabs too,will weed killer get rid of them?

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What is this?

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 19:39

I remember my first ever biology lesson at grammar school ... we were taken for a walk down the road to the chapel yard and shown a big patch of liverwort ... it's fascinated me ever since 

How to keep aphids and ants at bay

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 19:37

Ants build their nests in dry soil ... so keep your veg patch well watered.  

Encourage blue tits etc to your garden ... hang feeders near your veg patch ... when they get used to coming to your garden for food they'll hoover up the aphids.

And well done for resisting the insecticidal powder ... ladybirds and lacewings will establish in a garden where insecticides are not used, and they'll help eat the aphids too.  

What is this?

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 19:33

Yes, liverwort ... with it's 'star shaped'  female fruiting bodies..

Plant ID please

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 19:23

Sometimes you need to reduce the size of the photo before it will upload 

Bug on plants through post

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 19:13

Apparently it's on its way Nut ... 

I wonder where the OP's plant was sent from?  If from outside the UK did it go through proper channels? 

Possible Fuchsia tree

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 18:57

If you post some photos of the plants in question, we may hazard a few attempts at IDs 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 18:02

Glad the back surgery worked ... don't go overdoing things!!! 

What plant other than Ivy to cover up unsightly lower-middle class concrete bird bath with vulgar inscription on it?

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 17:58
philippa smith2 says:

I'm sure poor old Wolf said a few weeks ago that " this is my last post" or something along these lines.

Promises, promises

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 I remember that Philippa    ........... but he's lonely ........... 

4 in 1 evergreen

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 17:56

 I would be patient ...  the grass seed may not take because of the presence of weedkiller - some lawn treatments contain pre-emergents to prevent weed seeds germinating ... afraid this affects grass seed too.   However, it also contains fertiliser, so that will encourage what grass you have left to thicken up and spread.  

I would then leave it a few weeks for the effectiveness of  the weedkiller to wane and to get past the hottest months, then  in September I would give the lawn a thorough scarifying, then a good watering and sprinkle some grass seed all over.  Try to time it when the weather forecast is for a couple of days rain.  Grass seed germinates really well in September, it's the ideal time.  

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