Latest posts by Edd

Frosts ?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:45

Don't even exist on that list Dove. It must be English north/south divide thing.

I see they now recognize Scotland though!


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:38

Its a growing disorder called oedema.

It is not controlled by spraying but by improving your growing techniques: the cause is too much water at the roots (i.e. overwatering) and too high humidity around the leaves (i.e. a need for more generous ventilation).

"Oedema, often spelled 'edema', is a physiological disorder that develops when a plant absorbs water faster than it can be lost normally from leaf surfaces. The term itself means 'swelling', which describes its initial stages. Excess moisture builds up in the plant and causes swellings that appear initially as pale-green or water-soaked blisters or bumps, primarily on the undersides of leaves. Although oedema mars the beauty of plants it rarely kills them."

Cleaning plastic plant labels

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:24

Twice a day Jennifer 10.

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:14

If god thought women would make good drivers, he wouldn't have fitted cars with twin airbags as standard.

Then again I do have problems putting on lipstick whilst doing 40 in the fast lane of a motorway! Women manage that ok.

Bees moving into their Hotel?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:07

It sounds like they are looking at yours now! 

Favourite nesting spots for red mason bees are up high in small gaps and holes in bricks and buildings, which is where the 'mason' in their name comes from.

They only live for about 6 weeks. The females spend most of their time making and provisioning the nests. 

Once they’ve laid their eggs, the adults die, the larvae hatch, and then in April and May of the following year in the UK, the fully formed adult bee emerges.

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 12:34

Quick Matty change the settings. 

Various lawn-related questions!

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 12:28

ferrous sulphate does both. feeds grass and kills moss it is still available and can be used. Lawn sand (ferrous sulphate mixed with a carrier) is sold now in pack at wilko and cheap. 

16.3% ferrous sulphate in 4 in 1 and 5.5% in Lawn sand.



Bees moving into their Hotel?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 12:20

The Red Mason Bee. It is a solitary bee so, after mating, each female builds its own nest; she lines each 'cell' with mud and pollen and lays a single egg in each. The larvae hatch and develop, pupating in autumn and hibernating over winter. It's usually on the wing from late March.

There are many similar species of masonry bee that are quite difficult to identify.

Various lawn-related questions!

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 12:05

You say there is not much moss left so I would remove it by hand/rake or use 'Lawn Sand' /ferrous sulphate on the patchy areas. This will allow you to reseed the other areas and catch up with the rest a bit later. Please read the label regarding the time to wait before reseeding after using 4 in 1

There is a couple of good video on here that shows you everything about lawn care.




Natural Ponds

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 11:53

If the pond is well oxygenated and there is light getting to it then it will grow unfortunately. How old is the pond (it sounds new) 

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You may have seen parts of this before?

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National Garden Competition 2015.

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Thinking of upsetting the neighbors?

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Coffee Jars

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FREE Incredicompost.

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ID? Weed or plant

what if we had our own Id? 
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Ought for Nought.

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