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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 13:05

Looks like you've got a variegated variety - here's one but I think there are others  http://www.perennials.com/plants/aubrieta-argenteovariegata.html 

weather

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 12:55

People keep telling me about this http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/469046/UK-weather-latest-Britain-set-for-THREE-MONTHS-of-sun-in-mega-heatwave

as you'll see, I've put my new cossie on and popped down to the beach.

Wouldn't it be nice if we did have 3 months of fine weather (as long as we got some rain at night to keep the butts full).  But it'd have to last longer than 3 months wouldn't it?  My tomatoes need it to be sunny until the end of October 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 12:51

I'll have to wave up at the office windows next time I'm in the city Supernoodle, then you can rush out and stop me buying  pairs of shoes in one day again - once is enough 

Fg, not plum coloured, the trainers and sandals are dark aqua - to match the newly painted garden fence, the heeled peeptoes are Cornflower blue, to match my eyes 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 12:21

It may be sunny SuperNoodle, but it's chilly outside here in Norfolk!!!  Are you in a warm office in the city?

Anyway, as it says, everyone's welcome to chat on this thread - only requirement - being a slightly batty gardener 

Lawn full of worm casts - please help!!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 12:18

Brush them off with a stiff yard broom or besom  and then mow the lawn as usual, but with the cutter bar on a higher setting.

Aerate the lawn (stabbing all over as deeply as you can with a garden fork will do - mind your feet!) - this will improve the drainage and the worms will move lower in the soil. 

Sucker or not?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 11:58

That's very odd   Ramblers and older forms of roses do have more leaflets than hybrid teas, and are often destroyed in the mistaken belief that they must be 'a sucker' - but I really don't understand how a rose can change it's growth habit half-way up a stem. 

Could you post some pictures on here showing the two leaf types and where they change, and any other pictures you think might help?

To post a pic on here you click on the green tree icon at the top of where you type your post, and follow the instructions.

It would be helpful if you could recall the name of the rose - are you sure it's an HT - it couldn't be one of David Austin's English Roses or similar could it?

 

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 10:55

My thoughts are that if I was the landlord I'd think it was in my interest to provide a cheap lawnmower.  

plant ID please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 10:04

It's a mint - possibly the erect form of Pennyroyal - an interesting herb  https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/p/pennyr23.html .  

If I were you I'd transfer some to a large pot or a bed with edges where it can be contained, as you would do with other forms of mint, then dig the rest out as it will smother other plants.

 

Talkback: Bee flies

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:59

Huge queen wasp sitting on my car in the sunshine yesterday morning, quite groggy.  I did wait a while but she didn't want to move on and the car was due at the garage in 15 mins, so I encouraged her to climb onto my car key and transferred her onto a dandelion in a sunny patch of lawn - she seemed happy enough 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:56

Pond soil is gritty soil for planting pond plants in, very low in nitrogen so it doesn't encourage the water to go green.  Pot the plants in baskets or 'pond socks' or similar, top with gravel to stop the pond soil turning into mud and floating away. 

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