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Identify and Improve plant

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 14:47

It's a Clematis, I don't know which one, there are several very similar. Someone else may have the very one and let you know.

Passiflora cutting

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 14:45

That's correct, chop it down, there's no point in having one long weak stem, if you cut it off it will thicken out from the bottom next year. 

If it were mine I'd do now, give the roots system time to strengthen before winter. 

Identify plant

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 14:34

Looks like my Frosted Explosion Grass, if it is, you can save the seeds if you still have some in the ground.  Or buy seeds for it.

Mesembryanthemum Livingstone Daisy

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 18:13

Always good to pick out the tops when they are small plants, that makes them grow more shoots and makes a more dense plant.

Flying Ant Day

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 18:10

I've noticed a lot of articles on you tube from USA that tell you how to kill everything, one I was reading said pour vinegar on your garden, maybe that's not a generalisation, just the ones I was reading.

Mesembryanthemum Livingstone Daisy

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 17:18

They can grow huge. These were mine, each colour is just one seed. Keep them dead headed they'll go on for ages.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 14:12

Punkdoc, .. I think you have it sussed out very well, it's amazing what a second time around does for you, man and woman, you learn a lot more tolerance, don't want to go through separation again, you learn what really matters and what doesn't. 

men and women's mind are completely different, they are not mind readers, whereas women areπŸ˜€

You have to ask them what you want done, don't expect them to instinctively know, they don't.

If you are thrashing around, struggling to do something, they are reluctant to step in and do it for you for fear of patronising, I think men get a bad deal these days, they knew where they were when the wife stayed at home, kept house and looked after the children.  They are not so sure of their roles in life these days. 

 girls, feel free to step in and beat me with a stickπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Green dock beetles

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 13:31

I will probably get shot down for saying this, but I get them here by the millions, I have lots of wild areas in my garden, I leave all sorts of weeds and insect, but those, yuk, I have to admit to spraying them, they die very quickly with just a plain old bug spray from GC or supermarket. I now get rid of all the dock weed as it comes up.  that does reduce the amounts of them. 

Just to add, I don't feel guilty about doing this as they have 360square miles at the end of my garden to play in, I don't touch anything in the fields or the moors, obviously. 


Posted: 17/07/2017 at 11:16

You don't need bees to pollinate tomato plants. Just give the flowers a little shake from time to time. 

Pond Newst

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 11:14

I wonder about newts, I've just found a tiny one, about inch long, a great distance away from the pond, he couldn't have walked it, do they always breed in water? Can't think where this one came from, also form the past when dad didn't have a pond.  Or is there a type of land newt?  Maybe not newts at all. 

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How pretty!

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