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Red thread, rust or something else ?

Posted: Today at 20:26


I thought the lawn might have rust, but now I'm not so sure.  Does anyone know what is this and how best to treat it.  Thank you.  Have put so much care into the lawn its kind of depressing to see I seem to be messing it up.

Thank you for any advice. x 

Pruning advice

Posted: Today at 20:21

Hello.  I planted a Philadelphus Belle Etoile about 18months ago.  It has grown really well this year and we had some gorgeous flowers on it.  My favourite smell in the garden. 

How is best to prune it so I can create a strong nice looking shrub ?  Is now the best time to prune it back or is it too late.

Just don't want to ruin it by making it grow into a poor shape.  Still have lots to learn re layouts of flowerbeds etc.  Have realised the flowerbed is colourful, but straggly, but that is a whole new thread  

Half dead plum tree

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 20:54

We have a plum tree that is half dead, in the last few days the few leaves that were on it have gone yellow and not looking great. 

I have noticed there is a new shoot that has formed and I'm wondering if we cut it back to that would that new shoot become the leader and be strong enough. 

The reason we've left the tree is we love its shape and how it arches out over the path, so it would be a shame to lose that, but I feel it might be an issue of safety soon.




Posted: 21/07/2014 at 20:49

I planted a weigela in the spring.  it seems to be growing well and i have two shoots that have gone crazy.  Should I be cutting those two strong shoots back or leaving them ?

 Apologies I'm clueless when it comes to pruning...

Thank you for any advice. 

Plant ID please

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 21:12

That looks lovely Orchid Lady, 

Plant ID please

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:50

oh brilliant thank you.  Need some more fluffy plants to fill in all the gaps in my beds.

Plant ID please

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:44

My daughter sowed a random seed mix packet last year and this has cropped up from it again this year.  Is anyone able to ID it as I'd like to grow it for next year.

 sorry they seem to be wrong way up but not sure it matters. 

Thank you for any help. x

Lawn rust ?

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:18

Evening all, 

I think my lawn has rust ( I think this is a proper term, if not apologies).  I fed it in the autumn, spring along with moss control, raked out the moss and overseeded.  It looked great for a few weeks (although stripy due to not overlapping the feed), but I've now noticed it has rust coloured spots over the blades of grass and not looking great. 

Any advice as to what i do with it ?  It is super sandy soil, so today I put summer cut and feed lawn food on it, (probably more stripes now), but is there anything else I should be doing, will it kill off the lawn altogether or will it come back once we get more rain ? 

Any advice gratefully received.


caterpillar id ?

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 11:32

oh noooo, I was so hoping i was helping the butterfly population 

caterpillar id ?

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 10:59

These little guys are munching through some roses

Any idea what kind of butterfly / moth they will turn into.  Some seem to have yellow heads / bottoms, some have black.  

Apologies for poor photo, phone wouldn't focus v well.


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Red thread, rust or something else ?

My grass seems to have some blotchy leaves 
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Pruning advice

What to do with a Philadelphus Belle Etoile 
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Half dead plum tree

New shoot forming 
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Do i need to cut this back 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 22:23

Plant ID please

Random seed mix 
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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 21:14

Lawn rust ?

What to do ? 
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Last Post: 08/07/2014 at 06:29

caterpillar id ?

Anyone know what kind of butterfly / moth this will turn into ? 
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Last Post: 04/07/2014 at 13:09

Plant propagation

Philadelphus Belle Etoile and Campanula Pritchard Variety 
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Last Post: 02/07/2014 at 20:22

what is this on my tomato leaves

Thrips ? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 17:29

Mystery climbing gernaium

What would this be ? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 07:30

Plant ID please

Random plant has appeared 
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Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 21:00

unhappy plants

Any advice ? 
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Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 22:14

Mahonia Japonica

How to control it 
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Last Post: 08/06/2014 at 20:28

Are you able to ID this tree / shrub

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Plant ID please

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