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What am I?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:09

Unfortunately it looks like it. Can you pick one off from the base and show us the root stem and cap also the underside on pics. You might be lucky and i hope you are.

Garden mowing strip - Please advise

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:01

I am so pleased you took that the right way philippa smith2.

I am using any slugs and snails on a project for nematodes at the moment. I am trying to grow my own and have them last over winter so i can use on the soil for the spuds in the spring and beyond. I have found that slug nematodes are great under ground but do not affect the snails on top. (potatoes tubers OK, Actually miraculous.  Plants on top, not so much!!!! it is my first year of trying though.)


If you are lacking thrushes then you have a lack of snails or a lack of rocks for them to bash them on? You can't have it both ways. I prefer the rocks.

Oak tree problems

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 19:45

They have done well so far, though Buddyboy. What help can we give them apart from planting the seed? Sometimes nature knows best. no offence

Garden mowing strip - Please advise

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 19:40
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

Snap Edd..........Yoghurt has many more uses than actually eating it I find ....I often wonder why it is not advertised as the Gardener's Friend

Do you need help with your thrush problem??? Mine just eat the snails and leave the shells. lol.


Did i go too far again???

Problem with rose flower

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 19:36

Hi Dave Morgan. i was looking at the last pick with the bud leaf directly below. I would just take it off and cut back as you say. I had the same problem and i am taking off a few leaves (at the top, below new buds) that show the signs of the white mould. They have flowered well since. Its hard to stop nature dying back at this time of year. especially as much as we would like it to last longer.  I do not think any one mentioned spraying? Do not take this the wrong way please. we are just here to try and help.

Oak tree problems

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 19:23

Not sure what the holes in your leaf are fidgetbones but i will look into it. I can only presume they have been eaten to get the holes but i could be wrong. do you have pics?

 Heather Michaels do you have any photos that we can look at please? *( like the issue mentioned above and not your new garden from after may 2013, but we would all love to see them as well perhaps a few before and after shots, if you have them?. Hope you have enjoyed your time here and long may it remain.

I do back myself into my own holes sometimes with my wording of things but there is no harm intended ever. I am sure you will be here a long,long time. I must just be thinking of dove. 

See there i go again. LOL


We all seam to like photos on here but they really do help.

Garden mowing strip - Please advise

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 18:35

Not sure why that last bit has gone bold ( i can't edit it )

Garden mowing strip - Please advise

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 18:34

It looks fine and does the job. 

Get a pot of natural yoghurt and blend it up with some Lichens, scraped off trees and stone walls if you can. blend them up and paint them over the new surface. You will be amazed at what happens. believe me. It will start to look like the top of the remaining ( 2 caps) on the wall and blend in. 

The last pic just shows that it needs reseeding to the border edge and this is the perfect time to do it. So stop worrying and get sowing grass seed.

Keep it damp and it will fill the edge (gap) in about 3 weeks.


Posted: 09/09/2014 at 17:46

Hi Dove. You where only suppose to break the pot! The lengths you will go too to get new pots and a visit to the GC is beyond me. Hope you are not feeling to sorry for yourself and glad to know you are OK.(ish)

Get better soon.

Kind regards and healing hugs.



Posted: 09/09/2014 at 17:34

Can we have Thomas as well please.

That is a fantastic job. I hope you are very proud of yourself.

Well done.  

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No need for moss killer.

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Professional Soil Testing Kit.

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Not sure this is appropriate here, but you should all know!!!

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