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Crazy Paving Problem

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:32

This looks lovely


Crazy Paving Problem

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:20

Crazy paving is often traditionally designed to have these gaps to allow small plants to grow in them - little creeping thymes which emit pleasant scents when you walk on them are favourites. 

Black beetles

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:18

I think it may be the Alder Leaf Beetle

Scroll down to the 'Are there other dark blue beetles?' section. 

Inherited Rose Bush

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:09

Brush the greenfly off gently between your fingers (use rubber gloves if you wish) - much the easiest way and leaves enough to feed the ladybirds and bluetits. 

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:07

Acronym - Wind Up Merchant 


Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:06

OY, anyone awake????  British Gardens in Time - BBC 4 NOW!!! 

Inherited Rose Bush

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:04

It could have done with pruning earlier, but if you do it now you'll lose the blooms, which would be a shame.  

What I would do is, after the first flush of flowers, instead of simply dead-heading I'd cut the stem back by about one-third, to a strong shoot, and top-dress the soil around with some Fish, Blood & Bone.

Next spring - for me usually mid Feb, depending on the weather and where you are, you can prune hard and rejuvenate the bushes. 

For the future, there's a big advantage in uploading photos via the green tree icon, as we can click on the picture and enlarge it, so getting a much better look at what might be the problem. 

Plant Identification

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:52

Paeony is a beautiful herbaceous plant, look here 

Just gently clear the celandines from around it, and wait and see what happens.  

It may not flower this year if it's a young plant, but the foliage is beautiful anyway

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:48

Love that button Nut 

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:46

Just one of quite a few Hostafan - tsk tsk tsk 

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