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August in your garden...

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 19:47

 see if this works

lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 19:44

@geoff..  not it doest sound at all.. fingers just seize up and i cant even manage to click on the misspelled words.... anyway back  to my lawn..

green thumb man came today.. his verdict.. it is just dry underwatered grass. and is suffreing short cut mowing burn.. he tested for disease..found none.. said it is still healthy just suffering from teh very hot weather (yesterday 25c) then heavy rain today.. must admit not had much rain in the last month.. so very dried out.. i know this becuase the soil when weeding is like concrete.. so  no treatment needed.. they will scarify it and airate it oct..

so dunno whether to be happy or just fobbed off..

GW Presenters

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 19:39

you all talkin about alans new show.. it has not been on for the last 2 weeks.. why is that... only seen 4 i am sure.. last one with the rememberance garden..

Allergic reaction to garden plant - help ID that plant!

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 11:46

oh.. always bookertoo... always... i love the plants  such a shame..

August in your garden...

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 11:15

sorry wont add picture i found.. will try and get it..

August in your garden...

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 11:13

 think it might if been this one..Vespa crabro (European Hornet) killing a honeybee.. but not as yellowy in colour..

August in your garden...

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 11:10

@gary.. i checked them out.. i dont think so.. it was deffinitely black and orange strips with a bright orange face.. the long wings were brown.. so frustrated that it had gone by time got camera.. it was about an inch long and rather fat round.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 11:02

heavey rain.. very muggy and no wind as yet.. the rain other night was torrential the guttering couldnt cope with it all.

lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 11:01

aahhh.. knitting.. not made myself a jumper or cardi in years.. takes me back.. i can thandle the needles now as i have rumathoid arthritus (cant spell it) so have prolbem moving fingers.. hence why my words are bad at times..

lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 10:59

@geoff.. yes i think we do.. they will have to repair the damage they caused.. even if that means re-turfing it all.. the grass in shade has not suffered so much as side in full sun.. so i do think now you may be right it is their fertilizer that may have done it..

thanks guys for all your help.. it has helped me to work through it and find a possible reason for it.. never thought of the mower.. but now thinking it cuts the back also and its fine.. i was thinking it was the long legs larvae doing it..

Discussions started by gardeningfantic

GW free tulips in oct issue

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Talkback: Putting hardy gerberas to the test

i love these i have had them for the last 3 years and they do very well.. dont even mind snow.. i split mine last year as they had got pot f... 
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i got yr messges 
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Everyones tips for diseases/aphids/mildew/diseases etc..

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when do I sow primrose seeds

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Talkback: Cockchafers

we have these in our garden all the time during season.. thou not so many this year as previous years.. o/h calls them maybugs.. but they ar... 
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sorry me again.. can anyone name these for me....

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allium bulbs...should I split them

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Can you tell me what these gorgeous tulips are called...

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Can anyone tell me what this is plese...

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Do you have to have pick out points...

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