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Posted: Today at 07:20

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 

Garden weed / vine unknown ?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:35

Sounds like it could be bindweed Phil. If you google that, you'll get some pix and you can compare. 


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:55

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 


Using vinegar to kill weeds

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:49

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  

Good 'do-ers'

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:46

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.

another plant for topiary

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:41

Lonicera nitida is the only one that comes to mind, but you will be doing a lot of clipping.....


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 07:39

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 

Same old story

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:34


Aphids on my sweet peas

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:31

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. 

Same old story

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:22

Lyn - they'd need to be quite large ones too 

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