Fairygirl


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mini pond

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 22:25

Probably mozzies rosemummy! The water will heat up very quickly as it's a shallow container, and that's perfect for them to thrive and multiply.


not to worry - they do provide a bit of entertainment  

Peony advice please

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 22:22

What size is it Rebecca -  and what size is the pot? They can take a while to settle and start flowering, and need plenty of food and rich soil to thrive. If it's potted long term, it will need a soil based compost and not just multi purpose as that won't have enough nutrition for it over a long period. 


They often aren't happy in pots long term either. It depends on variety as to whether they're suitable as pot specimens - they're nearly always better off in the ground.

Newly laid turf yellow

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 21:55

Stuart - if you can fix your hose into the handle of a fork, and stick it into the ground (it's a wee bit of a faff, but tie it or wire it on) and then leave it on one bit for a good half an hour, and then move it to another spot and repeat, that will be of great benefit. 

Clematis

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 21:50

They eventually just fade away - as  the seed heads naturally disperse. 


Lovely aren't they? My alpina is covered in lovely seedheads just now  too, as well as a few new flowers

Apple Tree - Woolly Aphid?

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 20:59

The camera icon is the right one Gillian, but sometimes the photos won't load because they're too big.


If you reduce the size it should help. I resize all mine to less than 2.5 MB 

New grass going brown help

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 20:51

You paid what!!! 


What prep was done before laying? Is the site quite shady? Those two things have an influence. 


They shouldn't have told you to feed it so soon either. Plenty of water if you don't get some serious rain over the next few weeks. Do you have a hose, even if  you don't have a sprinkler? If so, you can prop it/tie it up through the handle of a fork pushed into the soil, and leave it one for an hour or so. If you don't have a hose, that's going to be hard work watering unfortunately. 


I have to admit, I'd be pretty hacked off if I'd paid that amount to get that result. Don't worry though - if you water it enough, it'll recover, and even if it looks a bit rubbish, it can be sorted with a bit of soil and grass seed later on. 

SMALL LEAVES AND DEBRIS ON THE LAWN

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 19:57

Thanks for that nut - I hadn't got round to looking up what he was. He was lurking in among the dianthus while I was deadheading, and I was worried that I'd accidentally snip him 


I safely relocated him- a couple of times - with my own fair(y) hand  


He was so well camouflaged, I did a 'Where's Wally' with oldest daughter - she missed him completely in the bigger photo 

Cleamtis leaves browning and crinkly

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 19:53

Moisture, not shade, is the most important thing, so the most likely issue is that it's a bit on the dry side, but dying/browning leaves can be caused by lots of things. It sounds like you have an ongoing issue if it happens every year, so any extra info will help with further advice.  Do you know what clematis you have? Is there a lot of competition for moisture from other plants? Is it planted a bit too near a wall and in a rain shadow? Has it had damage from slugs?   


Deadheading helps keep the plant healthy and tidy, but it's not really like some other plants which benefit directly from deadheading by producing more flowers. In many cases, there are lovely seedheads, so it's nice to leave a few flowers on to let those develop  

Help identifying a shrub

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 19:46

Philadelphus?

SMALL LEAVES AND DEBRIS ON THE LAWN

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 19:43
hogweed says:

Perhaps you need this - a lawn brush.


https://allett.co.uk/mowers/homeowner-mower-range-accessories/lawn-brush/


See original post

 I can think of somewhere more useful to use it too hogweed....


There seems to be a lot of wums on the forum recently, or is that my imagination? 


No doubt this little chap who was strolling across my 'lawn' on Saturday would have been squashed or sucked up by  a hoover too



Brilliantly camouflaged on the gravel, but you'd have been proud of me, nut - I lifted him off the grass  and moved him into the plants so that I wouldn't step on him by accident   

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