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Posted: 06/04/2015 at 18:52
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
I remembered! Did OL identify that flower? I was wondering if it could be dead nettle?

What flower?  Where?

Raspberries cut back old growth?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 18:51

Hi Teamleader

Are these summer or autumn fruiting raspberries?

Clearing a garden

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 18:13

I think that Mr Toast has explained earlier that this is very much a work in progress - initially planned as a playground for his children, it will develop and grow over time as his family's requirements change

help! unknown plant or weed taking over bedy

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 18:02


And as for the little geranium in your lawn - despite it's name I am not responsible

It's a pretty little thing - regular lawnmowing will control it

Clearing a garden

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 17:54

That looks in fabulous condition for this time of year - you should be very proud of yourself considering how it was 12 months ago!  Very well done indeed.

help! unknown plant or weed taking over bedy

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 17:47

I take it you're talking abut the small green plant in the middle of the first, second and fourth pictures - it looks to me like Saponaria officinalis aka Bouncing Bet, soapwort, Sweet Betty and many other names

It's very pretty, pollinating insects like it and it spreads like crazy - however it's easy to identify once you know what you're looking for, and you just pull up the bits that are where you don't want them.  If it's spread into your lawn regular mowing will keep it under control, or a weedkiller designed for lawns will also work.

Our neighbour grows it - we defend our borders

There is no demand for them????

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 17:33

Our local Notcutts have loads of second-hand pots, ones they've used and ones brought by customers, for recycling.  We can help ourselves

I have hundreds of pots in the garden - I must take a load to Notcutts

Apple Tree Propogation

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 17:30

What a lovely idea


Posted: 06/04/2015 at 17:22

Hello folks back from sunny Southwold!   The place was packed so following our meeting with vicar and visit to Ma we didn't even try to get a table for lunch but headed inland a bit and had a very fine lunch here .  The countryside was beautiful, hedgerows full of wild cherry blossom and primroses, and the first oilseed rape flowers just beginning to open.  

I see that most of you have been out in your gardens   Daughter tells me we have a fortnight of sunshine and high temperatures coming soon - yippee!!!   She's been to Homebase - not only has she the birthday present of new spade, fork, hand tools and secateurs that we gave her, but her lovely hubby has bought her a new lawn mower and she's spent some more birthday money on a Braeburn appletree, a bush rose and a rhododendron.  Their neighbours have several apple trees so she's hopeful that one of them will be in the right pollination group, but to be on the safe side she'd like a Golden Hornet crab apple as we had one in the garden when she was a little girl - I'll have to keep my eyes open for one next autumn

Help on what this is!

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 08:09

Hi Cate, 'fraid I can't make that link work

To upload a photo on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where yout type your post, and follow the instructions

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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