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Poppy blight

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 07:22

I think it's down to warm wet weather. I'd nip off and bin any bits that look mouldy but otherwise I'd leave things alone and wait for the weather to improve. I don't like using fungicides. Not good for human biology or the many important micro-organisms who share the planet with us. 


Posted: 16/06/2016 at 07:06

Good morning all :). Lovely to hear about your garden visits. 

I didn't sleep too well. Very sore tonsil and yucky throat. Have taken paracetamol. 

On a brighter note it's sunny outside and it looks as if we're in for a gardening day :)

Mushrooms Growing On My Lawn

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 20:47

Hello and welcome

I'd use a stiff broom and brush them off if I wanted to get rid of them. 

I do think it's highly unlikely that a dog will eat fungi growing on the lawn.  I noticed some small toadstools on our grass today.  They'll go as soon as the weather dries up. 


Posted: 15/06/2016 at 20:41

This thread should help 

anyone Know the name of this plant?

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 20:37

Nope - not yet 

white / cream slug

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 14:42

You could use slug pellets and they will get rid of some of them, but the pellets will be much more harmful to your dogs than the slugs are.  

The best thing to do is to apply nematodes  regularly 

 and do  the responsible thing and ensure that the dogs have the appropriate parasite treatment and it's kept  up to date. 

Last edited: 15 June 2016 14:45:14


Posted: 15/06/2016 at 09:41

Good morning all 

Another lay in here -  then a leisurely breakfast bowl of melon during which there was great excitement as a delivery van from a local nursery pulled up outside and the driver got out  .......... then he checked the delivery slip and got back into the van and drove up the hill   I'd not ordered anything, but a girl can hope can't she? 

We actually waiting for a delivery of garage shelving - Yodel came yesterday while we were at the SCVA so hopefully they'll try again today .............  OH will be in all day. 

I've just steamed a big cauliflower so I'll make a cheese sauce in a minute and that'll be a Cauli cheese for lunch after tennis 

It's dry here and warm, mainly overcast but with some wonderful spells of brilliant sunshine.  It's amazing how much more light there is in the garden now that one of the ash trees has gone -  the veg patch is getting much more sunlight and isn't getting dried out - it can only be a good thing 

Quince fruit forming and then falling

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 17:31

Could it simply be the June Drop? 

Egg ID

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 14:29

I'd go with butterfly/moth eggs too 


Posted: 14/06/2016 at 14:23

Hosta  brilliant news about the sleeping - also the grass snake - I wonder if they might lay eggs in your heaps of woodchippings.

Fidget, poor you   Hope you're feeling right as rain very soon 

We're back from the Giacometti exhibition - fabulous - and yet again we count our blessings to have the Sainsbury Centre right on our doorstep.

DD - there are more postcards in the post 

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