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Brown patch on lawn

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 13:14

I found this brown circular patch on my lawn yesterday morning

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53127.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 However, I have identified the cause .......................... 

Can you guess?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 12:54
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

.......... met a friend at church this morning whose house was flooded. A lot cooler and fresher now.

Well it would be ... after a thorough wash like that 

Sorry ................ I'll get my coat ....................... 

 

Seriously tho' - hope not too much damage was done

What's wrong with our Oak tree?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 12:18

I can't see very clearly, but they look like evidence of the activity of the Spangle Gall Wasp http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/spangle-gall-wasp 

Just one of the many insects that oaks provide a home for. 

Not a problem.

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 12:06
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I think that salvia is sclarea var turkestanica artjak

http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/salvia-sclarea-l-var-turkestanica/classid.2000016216/

 

Clary!  that's what I was thinking of 

Unidentifued white flowering climber

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:49

It's not a weed but it is a very rampant climber - it is not called Mile a Minute Vine for nothing http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gardening-blog/2009/sep/24/gardens1 

Beech hedge problem

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:24

I know I always say water newly planted hedges, but beeches absolutely hate water-logging - maybe they've had a bit too much water - it's difficult to get it right in the changeable weather we're having. 

Is the area where the affected leaves are on heavier soil maybe, so not draining so well?

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:21

Maybe plant a shrub in front of her so she has the chance to scramble through branches in the shade - I think that's what she likes. 

Runner Beans AGAIN

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:19

The little stalks are where the flowers haven't been pollinated so the flowers have just dropped off without making a bean.  This is quite common early in the season - usually once the bees all know where your beans are most of the flowers get pollinated and you'll have more beans than you know what to do with.

Keep the roots moist as this will help with setting.

Otherwise it sounds as if you're doing just fine 

Butterflies

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:16
Annie2810 wrote (see)

That is just what it looks like! But I can't see what i's different about that and the gatekeeper. The link isn't too clear about whether they are completely different species! (so new to this!) Makes sense though. That'll be why the lawn is their favorite.

They're 'related' - this probably explains it better  http://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/info/20090/wildlife/145/butterflies/3#.U8uWr_ldWSo 

Butterflies

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:26

Or possibly a Meadow Brown? They both love flowering grassland

http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums/insects-and-invertebrates/14958-meadow-brown-gatekeeper.html 

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