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Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:52


I've gone viral...?? And it doesnt hurt at all 

apparently my niece inadvertently took  pics of my garden on her snap chat thingy.  At her Work my garden doing the rounds as a "celebrity" ......which is nice.  Now, just because I is famous now it doesn't mean I will be forgetting you guys on the forum.  

Oh and the grass I sowed a week ago has germinated and growing well.  perfect comditions I guess 


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:43

Well done Fairy.     Be kind to him though; remember he has fillings too 

funny I am about to cut my grass too in the sunshine.  But there is always tomorrow's sunshine so maybe I will leave it for a day.  Seriously tho.....glorious evening 

sawfly control

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:06

Primrose cottage, there are a few alternative winter wash treatments...Vitax for one.  Check out Amazon under tree winter washes 

sawfly control

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:02

Lyn...100 agastaches?  Fantastic.  Going to look wonderful next summer . Veronicas would look good with them and resist pests I think

Primrose cottage I'll check out some names but neem oil seems good.  Agastaches need good drainage and sun and poor soil.  If you can provide that give them a try 


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 16:57

Supernoodle, sorry to rub it in but just going out on the lawn with a cuppa in the warm sumshine 

spring planting now for echinacea unless you have one in decent size pot and a hardy variety.  Pot it on and over winter.

Panda,,you didnt say what "tree" but I'm guessing a bamboo . I know what you mean though....rain or not we have to get our new plants in.  Oh dearie me!  You got rain too.  It's not fair.  All this sunshine down here....well sunny  Too much sun really....!!!

white crocosmia

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 16:31

Sonya are you thinking of Watsonia?  Some fantastic whites.  Crocosmias simply arent white 


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 16:29

Lovely day with warm sunshine.  What storm?  What rain?

lovely Kniphofias DD....did you say the variety?  got several in full flower now myself. 

Got late aconitum flowering...stainless steel. delightful colour worth the wait.  Best year for acteas too with lots of white and pink spires soaring to the sky. 

sawfly control

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 11:32

Morning Primrosecottage

Used to be able to use tar winter oil.  Still an alternative available.  Spray when dormant ...soil too

I would also mulch and prune in spring.  Helps to re energise the gooseberry bush.  

Last year I had goose sawfly.  This year none.  I did spray with neem oil over the winter and will do again.

agastaches are supposed to be deer and rabbit resistant.  The leaves apparently unpleasant or toxic to them.   A far better scenario than your bare sticks?


It's my birthday

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 11:21

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIZZIE .  Don't eat too much jelly and trifle 


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 11:20

Sorry to hear your news Pat E.  Hopefully the doc will help resolve everything.  

Lemon drizzle cake?  Courgette cake?    You do know your're my favourite person here don't you Lyn?  

The weather here is wind, dry, warm and even sun is forecast.  it is perfect gardening weather, if I go out there.  A few bibs and bobs to sort first



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