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Queen Elizabeth II Rose

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 09:42

Totally agree David - meant to say that - breakfast distracted me 

Tea break Plant ID

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 09:38

Any colour in that flowerhead yet Victoria?

Ivy

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 09:35

We got rid of ivy by digging it out and then spraying any regrowth with standard glyphosate spray from the garden centre.    I know you can't dig yours out, but if you spray the ivy (mask the hostas with a sheet of cardboard if there's danger of the spray drifting) and then leave the ivy to go brown before pulling it out.  

You'll probably have to do it two or three times a year if the ivy next door isn't got rid of, but the glyphosate will go back to the main roots and at least weaken it - if you're consistent enough you may even manage to kill it off for next door too!

Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 08:01
4thPanda wrote (see)

Thanks Dove  That's a lovely prize . . . what can I do to win one? 

One coming over for you too Panda ............. catch!!!

Anyone else?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:57

Good morning Panda   Have a good day ((hugs))

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:55

Well done that Snoodle!!!   Give the Snoodle a prize!!!    Will this do?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49509.jpg?width=369&height=350&mode=max

 Seems a good prize for this time in the morning! 

verticillium wilt diseased acer

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:53

Bumping up to the front page 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:39

Good morning KEF   overcast here again 

baytree under attack

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:37

Hi Bajangirl 

Rotten little aphids - if you have a garden hose try to wash off as many as you can with a jet of water, then I'd mix up a solution of washing up liquid and water - not terribly strong, about 10% would be plenty - and using a hand sprayer (I use a well cleaned out one from the daily shower spray) spray all the little blighters with soapy solution.  

I find Ecover washing up liquid really works and doesn't harm the leaves at all so you can still use them for cooking.

The washing up liquid will kill the bugs - you may have to repeat the treatment from time to time, but it works and won't harm the baytree.

Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:27

Clari, I was so fixated by the thought of you having hot dogs on Saturday that I bought some fresh mustard dogs from Waitrose and we had hot dogs with onions for supper!!! 

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