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hwo can i delete old posts....

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 18:58

he.. i expect there is a way but i just cant see it.. how can i remove old threads i have made or responded on taht no longer require watching.. they sit on my page takingup space.. want them gone.. 



lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 18:52

@dovefrom above.. hubby dont do that.. green thumb do.. they gave it feed and what not last month.. said nothing about brown patches.. they scraified and airated it etc in march so wont do again till october.. i have rung  them and got them coming to have a look at it..

August in your garden...

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 17:43

gret photos everyone.. rob.. ,y nicotina have got huge this year too.. here is some piccies of my garden at mo


 these are my rudbeckias. doing very well with all the rain we had.


 My huge white budlehia (spelling?) nver know how it.



 I took this from a cutting  2 years ago..

Has been lovely again today so out busy cutting back and deadheading.. tidying up ready for autumn doesnt seem to have spent much time in  the garden this year at all.. and now it all seems over adnflwoers are starting to finish before it seems they started.

Ant Problem!

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 08:26

i have just looked up about the nematodes for ants to double check what i thought.. and yes it kills the queen off.. so wil be getting some

lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 08:24

@dovefromabove... there is not really any humps of soil.. only a few.. but it it the grass.. just dying and dried out and dead..can just scrap it off.. so youmay be right.. so it is cranefly larvae..  the magpies do go around sticking their beaks on..

so i will check out links you gave me.. thank you.. i cant bear to look at it at mo.. was looking so gorgeous at beginning of year.. now it is dreadful.

hubby happy as now he can breath sigh of relief.,.he thought he might of done it when cutting the grass.

lawn brown ead and dying patches...

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 20:09

hi everyone.. my lawn which was lush and green in may is now covered in dead and dying brown patches. i do not know what is causing it.. dad sai ants which i ahve  alot off and neighbour says dragonfle larve.. but it is everywhere.. will try and add picture tomorrow.


Ant Problem!

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 20:01

i too have suffered with loads of ants this year.. i thought with all the rain they woul dahve washed away.. not so lucky.. they are everywhere on the lawn.. i am going to get some of theose nemotodes that kill the queens off.. even the red ones.. which seem to like lawns more than any where else.

August in your garden...

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 09:05

well have a nice hot few days.. thou only managed to dead head and cut back as ground is rock hard.

my neoplotan cyclamen have just started popping their heads up... i have got loads of one year old ones i grew from seed.. does anyone know how long before they flower.. they should be white ones and pink ones.. they come from the seed pods of my grandma one which is now 32 years old and going strong..

wasps nest

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 20:06

we had one in our old compost heap.. we smoked t hem out.. hubby and bro had a great time.. it was huge and i cant afford to be stung by one.

How to grow Agapanthus with zero effort-do nothing !

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 10:01

@lokelani.. mine are out all year round.. they got bit brown leaves over wet weather..but i just cut them back and it got new ones.. mine has always been outside.. thou we are in the south and do not get so much snow or cold weather as up country so that may help them.. my grandad used to put his pots in brown sacks with straw round them for over the winter and they survived fine.

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sorry me again.. can anyone name these for me....

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