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#661 Thu 10 May 12 9:21pm

Grandmadamada

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Re: What did you find in your garden today?

mrgreen  wink

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#662 Thu 10 May 12 10:44pm

Miss GlutenFree

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From Queensland, Australia
Member since Sun 14 Mar 10

Re: What did you find in your garden today?

Haven't ventured outside yet. BUT, the other day I did find one 6'1" male with an iPod in whipper-snipping the fence line up past the mango trees.  lol  lol

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#663 Thu 17 May 12 3:29pm

SherylS

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Re: What did you find in your garden today?

Little tiny black bugs... They are like aphids but black and infesting the herbs and soft veg. I've never seen anything like them before. Anyone have any idea what they are and what to do??

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#664 Sat 19 May 12 6:14pm

minerva

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Re: What did you find in your garden today?

SherylS wrote:

Little tiny black bugs... They are like aphids but black and infesting the herbs and soft veg. I've never seen anything like them before. Anyone have any idea what they are and what to do??

Aphids don't just come in 'green'.............try washing them with soapy washing-up water & see if that works for them.
After that normal bug spray I'm afraid. If you leave then on there too long they will sap the strength of the host plant(s).

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#665 Sat 19 May 12 6:16pm

minerva

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Re: What did you find in your garden today?

In my garden today..........


...............snails, weeds, & masses of beautiful yellow cowslips with just one scarlet one right in the middle!

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#666 Sat 19 May 12 8:25pm

BritFinn

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Re: What did you find in your garden today?

2 kids with a vacum...................... today was lovely so I sent them out to clean out both cars!  lol

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#667 Mon 21 May 12 3:43pm

mummza

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Re: What did you find in your garden today?

today in my garden there is a wonderful smell of Lily of the Valley flowers near the front door as the flowers are bloomng ready for today . big_smile

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#668 Sat 09 Jun 12 2:40pm

Birdymum

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From Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Member since Thu 23 Oct 08

Re: What did you find in your garden today?

Amazing shocked all that composting of old veggie peelings, lawn clippings and garden waste has finally paid off.

Went outside to see how the pathetic planter boxes were doing and found them brimming with new healthy spinach plants and self seeded tomatos growing up with no help from me or hubby at all.  Mint and some self growing sweet potato too! Guess it is never too late to get the garden into being productive.

The new drainage arrangement that hubby made over Summer seems to have taken away all the excess moisture and raising the soil up in boxes has stopped the plants from getting wet feet, yay exclaim we might just finally have a working veggie garden. clap clap

Seems crazy to be complaining of wet back yards in this country, but I think the house was built without thought to the shape of the land and where the water flowed.  roll

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#669 Sun 10 Jun 12 12:20am

frizz1974

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Re: What did you find in your garden today?

Birdy.. our yard slopes toward the house.. there is a massie storm drain but water still nearly gets to the doorsill if the rain is heavy enough.

Im weeding today.. the front yard.. it is in need of attention & just an hours work will put it to rights I think..

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#670 Mon 11 Jun 12 9:55am

Birdymum

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From Newcastle, NSW, Australia
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Re: What did you find in your garden today?

frizz1974 wrote:

Birdy.. our yard slopes toward the house.. there is a massie storm drain but water still nearly gets to the doorsill if the rain is heavy enough.

Im weeding today.. the front yard.. it is in need of attention & just an hours work will put it to rights I think..

Frizz guess it is a more common problem than previously thought. Looks like your mountain or my river flats, it doesn't matter where you live, they will always allow houses on natural watercourses.

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