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Morning all. Dull here and rain to come later. Got all my grass cut after work last night - it's looking very lush.
Glad your mum is feeling well Lesley. Your garden will be a foot taller everywhere when you get back!
Lovely pic chicky
Off for a quick look round before I go.Have a good day everyone - hope the sun shines for you
Sounds like it could be bindweed Phil. If you google that, you'll get some pix and you can compare.
I've just sown my sweet peas....
Oh Dove - Newman and Redford - what a combination!
I'm much too young to remember that film of course
An old thread resurrected is always odd methinks.
Will is right - used appropriately weedkillers are effective at clearing large spaces or difficult to access areas. I rarely use weedkillers but I will where necessary.
Organic produce isn't farmed in a 100% organic way anyway. They are allowed to use a certain amount of chemicals
It's why I don't bother with them here Verd - too much rain and too many slugs early on in the year. Hardy geraniums for me - tough as old boots,value for money in every way and they cover old bulb foliage and provide a foil for other planting. Potentillas and Euphorbias for the same reasons.
Lonicera nitida is the only one that comes to mind, but you will be doing a lot of clipping.....
Morning all. Good luck Panda
Cloudy here too Verd- looks not bad but I have work to go to in ten minutes
Dove - I know hogs are smart but....... Hope Hefty's ok though
Quick look round before I go. Have a good day all
I've personally never heard of anyone using a garlic spray for aphids - usually just for slugs and snails. Sometimes you get an infestation in spring if it's warm and wet and everything is growing at a great rate, but it balances out once birds have young to feed. Wiping any large amounts off when you see them will help - some plants are more susceptible anyway so just keep an eye out for them.
Lyn - they'd need to be quite large ones too