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leather jackets - artificial grass!

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 07:58

Morning primrose....I think jeyes will do both 

leather jackets - artificial grass!

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 07:41

I'm with you on this dannyson.  Lawn grub killer enabled me to grow a good lawn free of leatherjackets.  nematodes for me too now but not as effective.

for me it is a shame we cannot use this product now.  For the "environmentalists"' this is not a problem or understood.

please, please,,please......no comments, again, about the "dangers" to our planet.  It really isn't my point 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 07:33

Morning folks

Wet here.  Gentle rain so ideal really.  

Pruning pelagoniums

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 20:55

You can cut pelargoniums hard back to any green shoots with safety.  However, I cut back into old wood too and usually its fine.

pelargoniums....all of them, scented included......get leggy esp indoors during summer and I regularly cut them back.

as with most of my long flowering summer plants I cut all the top growth incl flowers off.   Outdoor pelargoniums, although stockier, also get this treatment.  

Cutting back removes dying and weak foliage and creates an opportunity to clean around the plant.

of course, plenty of cutting material is thus provided

Pruning pelagoniums

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 20:55

You can cut pelargoniums hard back to any green shoots with safety.  However, I cut back into old wood too and usually its fine.

pelargoniums....all of them, scented included......get leggy esp indoors during summer and I regularly cut them back.

as with most of my long flowering summer plants I cut all the top growth incl flowers off.   Outdoor pelargoniums, although stockier, also get this treatment.  

Cutting back removes dying and weak foliage and creates an opportunity to clean around the plant.

of course, plemty of cutting material is thus provided

Please help. Oh no Weedol.

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 18:58

Jayne,,we have all been stupid at times

dont wait fretting for your plants to recover....they wont

plant something else there instead.  However, I'm not sure if Weedol is persistent in the soil...its not a product I use.  If not replant asap so you have something for the summer

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 18:45

agastache...a cutting I took last year.  The original plant had lighter colour and this is a "sport" perhaps of it. 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/84518.jpg?width=648&height=350&mode=max

 sorry, taken with my phone again as I was in a hurry

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 16:15

Well, so much for a cloudy day.  Been hot and delightful. 

Went to see my cousin earlier and helped a bit with his speech and word recognition therapy.  Difficult to tell if he is improving or not....

My white gauras have suddenly opened...one in front of agastache kolibri that I think blends hazily together.  A dwarf purple berberis foreground adds to it...I think

and the white dierama has suddenly swollen its flowers....love it behind a tall lavendar veronicastrum

plants are loving this summer 

oh.....must get my fish n chips.(sshhhh! Hope nobody on the healthy eating thread has noticed.  Well, I'm hungreeeee)

I need your help

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 16:06

No lesley, sugar is main enemy as I understand it. Not just re weight.   sugar is in most everything we comsume but  that added spoonfull or two with every cuppa...tea or coffee...mounts up to a lot of toxic troubles folks.

Not recommending dairy as a diet no way.  But for ME it is a healthy diet.  It proved great for my mum...she had strong bones and despite many falls never fractured any.

 

 

I need your help

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 13:35

Pauline....it's  the sugar that is culprit number one.

pure energy that is not easily burned off by the body.

Prob too the most toxic substance to the body. as a bonus you will keep your teeth. 

eat healthily, eat less and avoid the sweet tasties.  I don't believe in "magic" foods, etc.  Plenty of fresh veg and fruit.

i am a heavy dairy consumer....gold top milk, plenty of cheese and butter...as well as our cornish clotted cream.....but have a cholesterol level of 3.1. I just avoid added sugar....except when in donuts  ha ha 

ironically exercise can be a two edged sword.....it can increase your appetite

good luck Pauline 

 

 

 

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