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Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:04

Totally fine Lantana

it's a natural product and absorbing moisture.  It is very good stuff.  It pongs a bit too when handled.......always good to shake hands with a visitor you don't really like 

used to spread tons of raw seaweed on the that did pong but only for a few weeks

agree with Bob....I mix it with compost for tomatoes and usually heavy application around veg crops in spring. 

if it pongs it's good I think 

bought some pelleted chicken manure in the summer but my "driver" decided I wasn't carrying it in her Audi.  Caught bus but soon realised it smelled baaaaaad .  Slightly embarrassing trip . Bet there were some comments when I got off the bus 

Last edited: 09 September 2016 17:07:06

Help, my plants leaves are covered in tiny holes?

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 16:56

I seem to be able to grow hostas free from attack here.....a few showing signs now though of dying back ...hmmmmmm it is difficult for me to recommend the most resistant.  However. First Frost and Liberty are looking as fresh now as they were in spring.. Very "clean" foliage.  (Tempted fate now...prob be ravaged overnight)

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 16:51

Fairy, you don't like the blues???   Got helictotrichon, fescues, elymus magellanicus to post yet.  Just for you tomorrow.   

I find grasses bounce back as soon as rain stops ........they all stand up to rain and wind through into autumn.  soil here is light and warm though so maybe that's why 

noticed I posted one upside down....that says it all today 

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 16:46

Too many mixes Frank " try this" and "try that" and always a full glass in front of me    Not really me though 

a big send off for people leaving for New Zealand today 

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 16:34

Rugby, good point 

photos don't show movement or sound ......big part of fhe attraction for me 

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 16:32

Not best photos in the world but still got hang over 

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 16:31

This is a new hakon All Gold in its first year ......will go out next spring

Several Miscanthus not yet in flower so take pics then. stipa gigantea cut back recently and tennuissima past its best as is Hordeum Jubatum

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 16:19

Hackonechloa and others

Help, my plants leaves are covered in tiny holes?

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 15:55

A few pests there...snails are having a wonderful time there m68......most of that damage is down to them. Ok! the odd weevil too and caterpillars have invited themselves to the party.

they WILL do long term damage though if left unchecked.  

you could do a couple of things next spring.......apply nematodes for slugs, go out when dark and pick off any snails you see and, discreetly, place a few, maybe half a dozen, pellets around every plant.  left unchecked with their leaves eaten plants will eventually wither away 

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 14:51

sitting in my garden, taking time out for introspection and serious consideration of the  world's.......oh! Alrighty then got a slight hangover actually so recovering () ..... the grasses here have grabbed my focus.

warm and windy and the grasses are billowing, swaying and (the shorter wider growing ones) moving in a sinuous, wavelike way and even adding sound.  

loads of colour everywhere but the grasses are more than holding their own.

to those of you not growing grasses, why not?  They are tactile, they move, they come in all colours, sizes and styles.   your garden is lacking without a grass 

go on, dig up one of those tired old dahlias and pop in a grass. You'll not ryegret it 

Last edited: 09 September 2016 14:53:43

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