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Posted: 22/04/2015 at 17:05

Heard our first cuckoo this afternoon in our walk in the forest.  We also saw a wild boar with a family of piglets.

Horseshoe Shaped marks on lawn

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 21:47

And thanks too Nut.  I will let her know.  She is not too precious about her lawn so that advice will be fine

Horseshoe Shaped marks on lawn

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 21:39

Thanks RunnyBeak - I'll tell her to grin and bear it till it goes on its own.

Horseshoe Shaped marks on lawn

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 21:35

Ha Ha Steve - nice one - we did see two horses in the meadow on our walk - maybe she is hallucinating.

No Nut I don't know the size but she was waving her arms out quite wide when describing them!

Horseshoe Shaped marks on lawn

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 21:30

A friend of mine says she has two horseshoe shaped marks on her lawn and wonders what it is.  I suspect it is a fungus that is causing it, but has anyone else experience this and how did you get rid of it?


Posted: 17/04/2015 at 20:10

The wild violets round here in the banks and hedgerows have been superb this year.

Potato Vine

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 13:41

Thanks to Dove, Bob and Gina - the decision has been made to keep it.  I have put it in a large pot to control it and I am also famous for cutting things back (plants quiver with fright when I appear with the secateurs).

If all else fails and it tries to control me then I can burn it as arneil's MIL insisted. 

Potato Vine

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 10:16

I have been a silly billy and bought a potato vine (solanum glasnevin) thinking it was a clematis.  Am I correct in thinking it is a bit of a thug?  Should I cmpost it, give it away with a warning or grow it.  Has anyone on the forum any experience with it?  

Identify plants

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 19:14

You will have to dig it out which is hard work.  They self seed everywhere as you are now discovering.  They look really nice when they are young - one to two years old, but after that they become a nuisance.  Get rid of it.


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 15:48

Oldtyke - here here

Susan Porter - Jim looks and sounds so like my father in law - a real sweetie.

Discussions started by Forester2


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Horseshoe Shaped marks on lawn

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Potato Vine

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Wild Flower Identification Needed.

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Streptocarpus - Cape Primrose

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Christine Walkden Fans

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Does Anyone Know What This Flower Is?

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