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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 10:55

well said dovefrom above.. the seasons are the smae year in year out,.. so gardening has a repetetive side to it.. sowing seeds, planting out, weeding, feeding dead heading.. pruning... it all makes a lovely garden.

i dont mind Monty and i love Carol.. thou her voice annoys me.. her enthusiam is infectious... i cant really stand rachel and tend to go make cuppa when she is on.. joe is fine i can watch him. monty's garden may be large and not all to my taste..but i learn from him everyweek.. this year he has done his pond and i have learnt about making one.. not that i have room.. but it has been enjoying to see transform from hole to lovely pond and planting.. it shows how you can do it your self..

and i am all for non chemical and i always thought the BBC werent allowed to advertise products on their programmes.. maybe i am wrong..

we have watched monty's garden grow like our own.. i have wtached it since the days of percy thrower.. geoff hamilton etc.. i will always watch it regardless..

it is not long enough programme and is only one we are given.. if they had more time more could be covered as dovefromabove said..


as i tell everyone.. if you dont like a programme there are plenty of other channels to watch or just switch off and go in the garden

lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 10:37

anotehr thought.. if it was my mower wouldnt hteback lawn look the same.. it is only the front lawn and that is the only one that gets treatment form green thumb..dont bother with the back as kids play on it all the time..

lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 10:31

right just rung green thumb.. they have me on service call.. told them my lawn is dying a bit more everyday.. and it needs looking at.. she is going to try and get man round today if possible.. as they have one on holiday so short staffed...

lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 10:28

it was applied via a sprayer gun system and a wheeled spreader for the fertilizer on the 23rd july.. we have not had much rain until other night since. so maybe.. they have not got back to me yet.. so wondering..

we have a petrol mower and as far as we know does not leak.. will get hubby to check again.. when he gets home...he mows up to the edges not round them..  god.. canit be saved at all..

August in your garden...

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 08:53

@gary.. lovely piccies.. those lillies are gorgeous.. and the butterflies love buddlea hence the "butterfly plant" name it is known as..

i had strange bee on my plants yesterday.. have described it on last post.. any help id would be great.. was gone by time got camera out..

@lovetogarden.. lovely piccs also.. love the gazebo area.. looks restful and quite.. a place to sit and conteplate your garden..


lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 08:44

               ok here are some piccies taken this morning...








 i cant see an y red thread or white mouldon it anywhere.. just looks like it is dying..  here it was on the 9th aug just starting to show signs...


 and now..


 i am at a loss really.. gutted was so lush adn green before..




August in your garden...

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 20:44

@hollie-hock.. no thes type are annuasl but mine stay flowering until end of nov if weather warm normally until first hard frost.. last year dug them up as plant looked rough but still flowering..  there is many in the rudbeckia family that are perennial thou.. they took while to get going this year but when they started no stopping them.. i love them grow them every year

the white budlehia is about 6ft tall now and about 4ft round.. i cut back the dead flwoers to encourage more lower down the time it is finished clowering it is back down to a hieght of about 2ft ready for the winter..

it has had peacock butterflies today as sun hot and very hot.. last time saw them was in may.. didnt get camera quick enough thou to get piccie..

@inkdog.. your wall is coming on grand.. it is going to look superb when finished.. your lillies are gorgeous and i bet the sent is amazing in the evenings.

@gary hobson.. no it stated just rudbeckias on the seed packet.. same as i get every year.. nothing to tell which kind thou.. they are gorg arent they.

@rob.. many thanks i adore them and grown them every year..

also guys.. today i saw a strange bee.. gone by time got camera.. it was about an ince long with borwn and orange stripes and longer thinner wings to normal bee.. and it had an orange face.. do any of you know what it is.. it s was feeding on the dark kinght budlehia i have..

lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 20:31

of geoff.. will take one tomorrow.. as too dark now.. that is if not raining to much.. thanks for replies.. much appreciated.

Allergic reaction to garden plant - help ID that plant!

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 20:30

i feel for you to little wren.. by boy got this last sumer.. had lumps and rash and it seems to move round his body.. he was given antihistamine took 3 days to go.. i cant have them in the garden as i am too ellergic to them.. such a shame as i love them.. and can only coo over ones i see in gardens.

lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 20:27

@dovefromabove. no nothing like those.. it had red thread last year andhtey treated after we had snow.. or was that year before no white stuff or redness to it.. just yellow then dying..

@geoff.. not dogs no.. but we get foxes round here and badgers too..

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