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Posted: 14/05/2014 at 06:03

Good morning all   The moon was very large. Great picture. 

Temp quite low overnight, 5.1C but the sun is out and there's not a cloud in the sky and the temperature is rising now - a gardening day lies ahead.  I shall make the most of it as I'm leaving very early tomorrow to spend a day at an auction down south somewhere with son. 


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 21:40

Falling asleep now ................. see you in the morning folks - sweet dreams everyone 

Message from Mike

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 21:37

Thank you Fishy - it's good to know he's on the mend now - and if the surgery was more extensive than expected hopefully that should mean that they've got it all, so  I think that's positive. 

If you're able to, please pass on our warmest ((hugs)) and positive thoughts and say we're looking forward to being able to chat with him and benefit from his knowledge and experience   Please thank Amanda for her message. 

Is this russian vine ?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 21:33

I've been using Resolva for the past couple of years and it seems effective on most things.  I'd spray it directly onto the Russian Vine - if there's other plants about you can screen them with a piece of cardboard box.  You can get a weedkiller with glyphosate in it that you can paint on but I'm not sure what it's called - if you ask at the garden centre someone will know the one I mean I'm sure. 

As soon as the spray has dried it's not harmless to people/animals etc, and it will do no damage to the soil. 

Is this russian vine ?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 21:15

Looks like it to me.  Bruise the leaves then spray with a glyphosate weedkiller and wait until it's died right back before pulling it up.  It may take two or three goes. 

Dark pond water

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 20:53

If you put the water in a jamjar, can you see  through it?

Woodland plant id's please

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 20:40

The top one is Hogweed (good for feeding pet rabbits) Heraculeum sphondylium (not the same as the poisonous Giant Hogweed)

The second is Alexanders (reputedly brought to Britain as a vegetable by Roman soldiers) Smyrnium olusatrum.  Still found growing where there were Roman settlements says a friend of mine who is an archaeologist.

The third is Harts Tongue fern - you were right 

And what a lovely woodland. 

plant id

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 20:31

 Well done you two!!! 

My yard has turned into a pond

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 19:38

Can you post some pics of the garden to give us some idea of how the land lies?

Dark pond water

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 19:32

When you say 'dark' do you mean dark and thick, or clear and dark.? 

Our pond water looks really 'dark' but it's as clear as a bell - you can see the bottom - is it like that?

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Crown Prince squash???

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