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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..

GW Presenters

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..




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