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What is this succulent please?

Posted: Yesterday at 23:02

Thank you.I do know the name now from another forum!

Crassula multicava.

What is this succulent please?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:26

I see photos are not working properly today!

What is this succulent please?

Posted: Yesterday at 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!!!

Mini-meadow lawn ideas

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 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 

Top up or partial change pond water?

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 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!

Top up or partial change pond water?

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 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.

Lawn Revival

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 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!

Mini-meadow lawn ideas

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 17:24

I ordered my plug plants on Monday and they arrived Wednesday,less than 48 hours.I was very impressed!

Mini-meadow lawn ideas

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 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.

Plants for outdoor, low/no maintenance

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 23:29

Succulents would do well there 

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Top up or partial change pond water?

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Coarse grass in lawn.

best way to deal with it? 
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Which way up please!

Capillary matting. 
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It looks small now....

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Pruning Weigela

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Plant wrongly labelled.

What is it please? 
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Novel way to remove moss and weeds from a lawn!

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Lawn plant filler.

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Where have the April showers gone?

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Sollya heterophylla (Bluebell creeper)

What to do with it! 
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