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11 Jul 2017 17:42
......and as well as Hylotelephium,Petrosedum and Phedimus there are still some which are called Sedum!
11 Jul 2017 17:07
Not only are some Sedum now called Hylotelephium but others are now Petrosedum and Phedimus
09 Jul 2017 18:25
We have had 2 fatalities on the roads round here in the past week and I only saw 1 hog in the past couple of days,normally have 3-4 each night so am a bit worried.
Trail cam will go out again tonight!
03 Jul 2017 15:20
It is a Peony!
03 Jul 2017 15:10
It could be Prunella vulgaris (Self heal).
I am at present creating a mini meadow and actually trying to introduce this and other lawn 'weeds' to my sterile looking lawn.
02 Jul 2017 12:21
Have been out tending to my lawn this morning.
All the plants are doing well,still watering them as the weather is hot and dry but once established should be OK on their own.
Been removing a few dandelions as I don't want those.
Gone over the whole lawn with hand shears to keep it tidy,once established I can use the mower.Leaving the clippings on the surface.
Seems a lot of work at the moment but next year it should be easier!
I have been calling it a 'mini meadow' but I think a better name would be a 'mini grazed meadow' as that is the sort of effect I am trying for,with plants that are used to being grazed by cattle,deer,rabbits etc.
01 Jul 2017 12:08
The experts are saying that it is an Aloe or even a Gasteria or a hybrid of the two!!
So you now know what it could be and also that it is NOT Aloe vera!!!!!
01 Jul 2017 11:56
Not sure that it is an Aloe vera (it is an Aloe but not sure which one!).
Just cut the flower stalk off as near to the leaves as possible.
Off to ask some experts as to ID
01 Jul 2017 11:49
I would dead head all over.The plant is putting energy into producing seed so has given up on flowers.Have you fed the plant?
01 Jul 2017 10:40
I use ordinary cheap plastic labels and this pen https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0040Z1ZCS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It is permanent and been using it for a year now and all labels are still not faded etc.Using i inside and in the garden.
Has a fine nib so writing is clear.
25 Jun 2017 18:43
All mine are still dong well.My Mum has some Prunella vulgaris in her lawn so I will be arriving there with a knife and bucket for plugs!
I have been looking at all the lawns in my area and I am quite surprised at how many have a variety of plant species.Most I think are that way from sheer neglect.Must take some pics to post on here.
24 Jun 2017 23:02
Thank you.I do know the name now from another forum!
24 Jun 2017 18:26
I see photos are not working properly today!
24 Jun 2017 18:25
I bought this plant at a village fete today.There were loads of them there but no-one knew what the plant is as none had labels.So does anyone know? Is it a succulent,indoor/outdoor,would love to know!!!
20 Jun 2017 19:33
You are going to be busy!
Thanks for the seed offer but I think I have enough plants for now.
All the plant plugs I planted a week ago are still doing well.Keeping them well watered in this hot weather.Off to do that now
18 Jun 2017 20:22
Thanks.I have never done a big water change other than when I clean the pond in spring.
The plants are growing well,especially the water lily.I have had to treat the fish for fungus this year (lost at least 3 fish ).Never had it before but remaining fish seem OK now.
Water is a bit green and brown but I think a lot of that is down to the hot weather,this time last year it was crystal clear!
18 Jun 2017 18:24
My pond is losing water in this heat and have just topped up.
Would it be a good idea to do a partial water change (how much) every now and then?
I have not changed any water since March,just topped up.
The pond has a solar air stone pump if that makes a difference.
17 Jun 2017 11:04
I know we all would like a nice lawn but in such a small area and given that you are only using it for 4 months of the year (you state you are away for 8 months) I would be thinking of getting rid of it entirely!
The effort of getting it looking nice maybe just too much bother.
Will probably be crucified now but have you thought of artificial turf.It seems like the area in question is the sort of place it would be ideal.
Just my thoughts anyway!
15 Jun 2017 17:24
I ordered my plug plants on Monday and they arrived Wednesday,less than 48 hours.I was very impressed!
15 Jun 2017 10:01
Yes I have cut the grass round each plant.I'm not sure what my neighbours must think.Was out there yesterday with a pair of scissors trimming round patches of daisies etc!!!
All plants still there this morning so no slugs overnight.I have hedgehogs which patrol the lawn so that must help!
The plugs all had really good root systems so hopefully they will get going quickly.
It's very strange that all these plants are so successful in our lawns when we do nothing and try to get rid of them but when 'planted' by us we get very protective of them.