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Help please.

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 11:25

I would contact the magazine via one of emails/phone numbers shown here - not sure which one but I'm sure whichever you try will point you in the right direction

Christmas presents for Gardeners

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 10:03

My Under Gardener has enquired what he should get me for Christmas - I have wracked my brains for something I really want ........ and I put in my request today - good body/hand lotion and a Voucher for materials and Under Gardener's Labour  to build new compost bins and a pergola / trellis   in the area near where the tree was felled to screen the utility area


What do you really want for Christmas?



Posted: 07/12/2015 at 07:33

Good morning all G'day Pat

Damp and dreary outside - I'm going to head into the city in a bit to get my hair cut and finish the present buying.  Son's and OH's birthdays happen between now and Christmas

Olive green "slime"

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 07:27

If you click on the RHS link I posted above and scroll down you'll find several methods of control for liverworts, algae etc, including Nostoc.


Posted: 06/12/2015 at 17:57

Hello folks   Cornish friend arrived just after breakfast - we spent a day nattering, drinking coffee, eating homemade soup and mince pies and also spent a couple of ours at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts which is just up the road - luvvit!   We've just waved her off and collapsed on the sofa

Hosta ((hugs)) that's what knees do - they pretend to be better so you go around behaving as if you're seventeen again, and then they let you down - you don't have to tell me, I've been there - I'll never trust my knee again

Olive green "slime"

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 17:41

Hello Terry

I suspect that it's one of the liverworts  - lots of info here

I hope that helps.

How to tell if a rose is a climber?

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 09:34

Pasting the links into the browser doesn't work for me - it usually does so I don't know what's gone wrong there.

Anyway, we can see the image, thanks Jo

Looks rather like a David Austin type to me - have a look at their website



Posted: 06/12/2015 at 09:28


Breakfast this morning Flumps?


Mushrooms on Lawn - What Are They - How Can I Prevent Them

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 09:23

Can't see them well enough to attempt an ID, but I wouldn't worry.  Most gardens have fungi of one sort or another appearing in mild damp spells, especially in the autumn.  They're part of nature's way of breaking down organic matter in the soil so that plants can make use of it.  The ones in your lawn may well be breaking down the roots left in the ground after your tree was felled. 

The toadstools that you see are simply the fruiting body - the main part of the fungus is the mycelium underground which can spread over vast areas. 

Some may be toxic to some degree, some may not.  Most animals leave them alone, but if you have the sort of dog that just has to try to eat everything then you can sweep up the fungi and bin them. 

Improving the drainage in the lawn may help to reduce the number of fungi you get in the future.

I hope that helps

well, is it a sign?

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 07:27

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