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Another Sunny Day.

03 May 2017 17:48:54

Sun shines and has its effects. Like Monday and Tuesday. the bedding plants were out to harden. These were the antirrhinums I showed two days ago and they have made progress. The Musa (banana) plants were out again and such progress, I even gave them some feed. The Magnolia Susan is fully open, possibly some of the flowers will be losing petals soon. I had another mowing done by the same neighbour on Monday and the lawn looks good. There is some moss there and I need to spray it with ferrous sulphate. Roses are making good progress and the buds coming on.  Sorry no photos to day. I should have some to morrow.

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 03 May 2017 18:01:45

Gosh, Dick, you go to an awful lot of trouble trying to eradicate your moss every year. Fair play to you. If it was me, I'd leave it be. So long as it's green it coud be mistaken for grass.

Scrubber Scrubber 03 May 2017 18:27:30

Dick how could you have time to do all that and take photographs as well! Take your time man! Will luck forward to the pics!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 03 May 2017 19:52:44

Beautiful sunny day here in Waterford today, but a bit of an easterly breeze, Dick. Like yourself, I am putting out plants to harden off and watering constantly. Looking forward to seeing the photos.

Moya Moya 03 May 2017 22:15:53

Everything seems to be growing and developing well in your garden Dick. It's great to see the good weather isn't it?

I agree with Jacinta, I personally wouldn't bother about the moss. Have you ever tried Mo Bacter?

Dick Dick 03 May 2017 22:34:03

What is Mo Bacter, Moya? Is it for controlling mass? I use ferrous sulphate and find it good, it is also cheap. The moss turns black and until the end of the year, the grass is generally free of moss. I was impressed with your wedding photo on facebook.

Jackie Jackie 04 May 2017 07:33:36

Great work as usual Dick. I've lots of moss in my garden, particularly the front. But to be honest if there was no moss I doubt there would be much grass!! I leave it alone and enjoy my borders instead. Very dull here this morning. I've been bringing my Dahlia in and out this past few days but I've actually left out my hanging baskets for about 4 days now and still they are doing good. 

Dick Dick 04 May 2017 19:36:30

I have checked about Mo Bacter and find it is for controlling moss. I think I will stick to the ferrous sulphate.



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