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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 10:29
raisingirl says:


 although as Eddie Izzard (among others) has pointed out, the sort of plans that mice make is an interesting question....

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 and Eddie is always right....those mice are right bandits once they club together.....

Dove - if you'd come up here, you could have got in my new shower. We could have had a house swap and I could have planted a few things out for you 

Hi B'man - not for me next weekend, if the weather's more suitable I'll be venturing vertically 

No lightning here - just a lovely thunderstorm yesterday and a bit of rain on and offall day.  Supposed to stay dry today - I'm crossing fingers as it looks very gloomy and oppressive out there. Hope you get your sanding done Obelixx. I'd hoped to do a bit of outdoor painting, but I'm not sure if it's wise. The heavens will open if I dare get the lid off the tin....

Burnt grass after using weed and moss killer

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 10:23

Danielle - don't worry about it - we've all done these things at some point   

As Lyn says - just leave it now. Do some spiking when the ground has dried out a bit - you said  it had got a bit of a soaking. I know you won't think so, but that will actually have prevented more damage! 

What are these?

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 10:20

Quite so IAW. Parthenocissus also covers Boston Ivy - it's tricuspidata. Tri - three - for the shape of it's leaves,  Quinqufolia - five, for the shape of the Virginia creeper foliage. 

That doesn't look like V. creeper to me either, but we need a better pic of the whole plant. I'd also wipe  the insects/ eggs off as a method of removal, but it's very hard to tell what those are as the pic isn't clear. A healthy plant will shrug off a small infestation of anything anyway  

plant identification

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 10:13

I think it's already been IDd on your other thread. It's a hellebore.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 09:31

Oh - apologies BL - I knew there was something else I'd meant to say recently  

Congrats on the new arrival. Lovely name - very pretty 

I missed nut mentioning she had an open day - don't think she ever comes on this thread though, chicky. Hope it all goes well for her. Enjoy yours - hope the weather stays fair. Remember your bicycle clips....

Burnt grass after using weed and moss killer

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 09:24

Well - it's a lesson learnt hopefully, Danielle. Read the instructions - they're there for a reason! It will show you the amount to use per square metre or yard, so take time to look at that if you use any products in future  

As KT says - even feed alone if over applied would do the same.

If you have bare areas in your lawn normally, you need to address the reason(s) for that. It's usually shade, dampness, compacted ground - or a combination of all of them. Aeration, by spiking those areas with a fork, and re seeding with a suitable grass seed later should help, but you'll need to wait until the effects of the application have disappeared. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 08:11

Hi Pat - glad you like them  

I loved your sky ones - our sky looked a bit like that yesterday - but no rainbows! 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 08:06

I love your garden KOG - used to have that tiny little geranium in the garden round the corner. Love your mossy display too  

Hosta - they're sibirican Irises, which I'm sure you know anyway,  but hard to tell as there's so many.  They're looking great. 

Bowled Mauve

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 07:51

Did you pot them on first? Plug plants will struggle if planted straight out, especially late in the year. Even something as willing to grow as Erysimum Bowles Mauve.  

Looking after an Aruncus

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 07:48

I think the general consensus is - they grow pretty much anywhere!  

Like a lot of plants - if they're happy below ground, they'll cope with plenty of sun. They get quite statuesque. 

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