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Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:16

Rain's just come on here now. Time for some lunch 

Enjoy playtime nut 

Help needed to identify blossom tree

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:13

Paul's Scarlet Hawthorn?

Oops just saw your link nut ...

easy plant id

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:07

Percy, I think you can divide those if they're too big, as long as you get a decent root on the clump.  Verdun will know the best time to do it. They do get quite big. 

Yet another ID required please?!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:01

like Arnie...


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:00

Hi janet. I lowered the cut last week to do the rough bit at the side of my house and forgot to alter it when I went through the gate to the front so a few sq metres were scalped. I've just cut the grass again and its all fine after the rain we've had this week. Mine was fed a while ago so it's in quite good heart. Grass recovers - if it still looks a bit lousy in a couple of weeks, a bit of grass seed will help but other than that - it's just time. 


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 12:52

Percy - now be kind. These southerners come in useful now and again...

If OL 's getting it we'll get it in a couple of hours I think, although it was meant to be wet here by now. Got lots of little things done outside but it's getting very overcast and the wind's getting up. Might go to the nursery....thinking of prostrate cotoneasters for top of the  back fence. Spent ages yesterday watching masses of bees on the one that will have to be dug up later in the year for the ext. founds to be done. 

Lily - I must have missed you saying it was an anniversary. Have a lovely day and some virtual cake on me

 Daniel Deronda clematis has produced some big double flowers  and now starting to have the normal ones. Very odd 

strawberry questions!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 09:13

Three years is normally when they run out of steam so taking the runners to eventually replace the original plants is the best method. I've had plants for more than three years though which have still been productive. You might need to create another area for your runners which will give you fruit in a year or two. Take runners from them all next year and you'll soon build up a good supply so that you can replace older plants as they start to wane. You can always give some away! I used to have some in troughs on a fence and in amongst ornamentals just because I ended up with so many.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 09:09

Shades of 'AlloAllo  Liz! 

strawberry questions!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 09:05

I take some of the big leaves off if they're crowding the fruits - I think there's a lot more lush growth this year - usually I don't need do it till much later. There's also  runners forming already which I think is very early but you just peg them down into a pot of compost with a bit of wire and once the the runner shows new growth you can cut it off to separate it from the parent plant. Might be a bit tricky with your arrangement though. I'd remove some of the old compost and replenish with new once the fruits are all done.

Help! I'm having problems with my Bay Tree

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:52

I think nut's advice is spot on here. Two separate plants there, and pests would have damaged both. If it was me, I'd cut down the dead one and see what happens.

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