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Help with identifying plant

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:01

Cant see that Steve. Can you upload to the website using the tree icon in the toolbar?


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 18:16

Its stopped raining now, the frogs are jumping around the patio.


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 17:54

and it gets stranger....

 I've just had a conversation with a man purporting to be from the I.T.  dept at Microsoft.  When I said, no you're not, you're in India, and you're trying to scam me.. he wanted to know how I knew where he was. It has something to do with the strong Indian accent and the fact that we have Macs and don't use microsoft.  A few more questions and it seems that he's in Delhi. hen I asked him what the weather was like he put the phone down....


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 17:32

Its piddling it down here. Saves me watering the taters. I thought they were looking a bit dry.  It was hot this morning. Ideal growing weather .

Does anyone know what "canna boost" is?

Theres a very strange new post. No idea what hes trying to say/sell. I suspect he's not in this country.

Stephanandra incisa Crispa taking over

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:30

Do scouts still do Bob a job week.?

School summer holidays coming up. I recommend a strong 15 year old and a little tuition. There must be some kid in the area who wants to earn some money.


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:27

Good morning everyone. It's a lovely day here.

Long tailed tits and nut hatches on the feeders,lots of new bluetits and great tits. They've just about cleared me out of bird food, but another order is on its way.


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:13

Have you a photo of the black bugs. ?

Are they pollen beetles?

Magnolia grandiflora flowers do turn brown when they get wet as they are about to open. They only really look good in  a dry spell.


Plant suggestion please

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:07

Sedums are usually used as roofing plants. They cope with minimal soil.

Soil of the ancients

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:05

If its up against the building walls, you will probably need to water it well.

Soil of the ancients

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:04

You could sprinkle the  phacelia tanacetifolia that is used as a green manure. It will grow on just about anything.  Let it flower. The bees love it. Then in autumn cover the area with a thick layer of compost or other organic mulch. Let the worms do most of the work.

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