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Posted: 20/04/2014 at 06:13

Good morning all   Yes, it's dry here - the hedgehogs are drinking quite a bit of water from their dish every evening and my farming brother is irrigating potato fields - he says there's plenty of water about 2 ft down, but the roots can't reach it!  I hope it rains here today - it's supposed to, so I put some weed & feed on the front lawn yesterday - the dandelions are spreading to the neighbour's garden - it's a bit embarrassing 

It won't be a gardening day here because we're visiting my Aged Ps then lunching out.

Human irrigation system

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 21:45

Glad to see you're home and posting Mike  

Hope today's ordeal wasn't too grim ((hugs))


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 21:44

Last year the spring was so cold there were few pollinating insects about - has your blossomed this year?

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 21:36

For tree stumps use this 

For bindweed and horsetail, bruise the leaves (runnng over with a roller will do it) before spraying thoroughly with a weedkiller containing glyphosate - that will aid the take up of the glyphosate - then wait and wait until the weeds turn brown - that means that the roots have taken up the glyphosate and will die.

Good luck  


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 21:28

Cody, can you post the pic by clicking on the green tree icon - we can't see it 

shrub ID

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 20:18
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Think the first is Viburnum  - possibly Vib. rafinesquianum 

I recognise the second but brain won't give me a name 

Doh, I meant third, not second - brain's tired - or maybe it's the Sauv. blanc 

could someone ID this please

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 20:09

There are similarities to some of the hardy geraniums .............. 

shrub ID

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 20:04

Think the first is Viburnum  - possibly Vib. rafinesquianum 

I recognise the second but brain won't give me a name 

could someone ID this please

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 19:35

Doesn't look like a trillium to me 

Clematis Alpina

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 19:27

Mine were planted in spring 2012 - this year they are absolutely covered with blooms - no pruning, just a sprinkling of Fish Blood & Bone in early spring - love them they're gorgeous. 

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