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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 13:52
Verdun wrote (see)

................Bit of a chill ....prob when slug hunting late couple of nights ago in the rain.

Hey! Passed a fav nursery on way back this morn and resisted the urge to stop.  How's that for will power?  

 

Probably the effect of the chill 

I've just spent the morning crawling on my hands and knees grubbing out a whole trug full of dandelions and hawkweed from the front lawn.  I went out there to do something else, but the soil's nice and soft so I thought I might just as well get on with it while it's not raining.  After that I sprinkled some grass seed over the whole lawn, and a bit more in the bare patches.  We'll soon have a bowling green 

Now for a mug of soup then back outside again - this time in the back garden 

ID of this perennial

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 13:33

I don't know that one - I'm an Adnams girl - but I bet OH knows it 

ID of this perennial

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 13:28

It's a saxifrage - known as London Pride 

Who pays for Things

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 13:27

Think he does the voice-over for Wickes tv ads.

Charlie was on tv not long ago - can't remember what on - was it to do with making a garden pond?  

Mony Don

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:11

How very odd.  The OP's name suddenly appeared as Juniper J then changed back again 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:07

Singing in the rain anyone? 

Aphids

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:04

You can purchase ladybirds and ladybird larvae  http://www.greengardener.co.uk/product.asp?id_pc=34&cat=75 

What sort of tree is affected?  

If you're getting the heavy rain that we've had over the past couple of days, that'll get rid of a lot of them, and if you have that many aphids the birds will soon find them.

I wouldn't worry about aphids on trees - trees are usually pretty resilient and will outgrow that sort of problem.  Where they can cause a problem is on roses, lupins, aquilegia etc, but I still don't use a proprietary spray - if the infestation is heavy I'll spray with the hose, brush them off with my fingers or as a last resort on a fruit tree I'll use a soap spray.  

If you use the types of spray that kill off the predators then the problem will get worse year on year.

Broad Beans

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:57

Sounds like the Pea & Bean Weevil, although the adults aren't usually around this early - probably down to the mild winter.  http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=800

 

Aphids

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:45

All of the above, plus encourage blue-tits into your garden - my clematis, honesuckle and roses are full of newly fledged bluetits hoovering up the aphids 

wooden shed walls leak

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:42

Hope it resolves itself without too much dampness.   If it continues it's possible to put an outer cladding of weatherboard on the walls - you could even introduce some insulation when doing it - just think how cosy that'd be 

Good luck!

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