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Posted: 09/07/2014 at 12:21

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Eating our Skimmea

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 11:46

Morning all from gusty Norfolk,,OK im putting 2 pics up to show the 2year old Skimmea, because of little growth and leaves being eaten i changed the soil JIN no3 and have fed both Male/female plants,one is ok one is really poor ,last night in the dark i checked twice for snails and slugs and found only one snail on the soil now dispatched,i sprayed 2 weeks ago with wash up liq and garlic which i use to good effect sometimes ,but this time to no avail, the plant is being eaten by i dont know what ,theirs no snail tracks or mess of any kind on the plants, im stumped, perhaps a complete inspection of roots and all or burn, any ideas anyone

many thanks Alan

cutting back tree branches

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:29

Hi Janey29,  i have looked at your problem on the net for any rights you may have to get the neighbors to do or pay for the job however no good news ,the site i last looked at was (( Problem neighbors )) i know they are not a problem but got this advice  

 If you choose to cut down overhanging branches, or trim trees, you will have to pay for the cost of doing so yourself. Try speaking to your neighbour however as you may be able to reach some sort of agreement in relation to any gardening work required, though they are not obliged to contribute to this cost. Note that you are not entitled to access to your neighbour's property to enable you trim the branches on your side of the boundary without their permission. Not a lot of good sorry

Alan

When best to remove a leylandii hedge?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 18:13

March 1st to end of July is recommended by Natural England as a nesting time and suggest no hedge cutting during this time. lots of info on the net..

aldi fig tree

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 18:03

Hi Invicta2, the snail attack is bad news, its strange that iv not had a single problem with anything on the figs, i came to the conclusion that snails and slugs dont like figs and maybe it was the aroma figs give off which if you have one indoors is rather strong, or maybe it was the spray iv used, I blended a whole head of garlic and bottled it in a coke bottle with water to the lower neck,,after a week i diluted some  10 to 1 into a pint,and added a tiny nip of washing up liquid, i used this spray sparingly  every other day in a fine mist, i did have to reduce a leaf or two on the smaller figs as sometimes the leaves get a bit to big and heavy for them in the early stages, I just cut half the leaf away then later as they grow stronger they drop that leaf,   good luck all 

aldi fig tree

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 18:16

Hi Graham, i was given an Aldi fig 18 month's ago, it was about 18 inches tall,its now 4 feet and has three figs now turning darker and ripening, and  about 30 smaller figs ,it started a trend in our new garden and now i have 14 new healthy young figs in pots,(from a full size fig tree in the garden of the house we bought last year,)) everything you need to know you will find on this site ,http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/plum-and-gage-trees/   go to fig tree advice, with watering just keep it moist but later as it grows they love a good feed and when big enough to fruit in spring treat it to a good feed with lots of potash  ,all this years cuttings are now about 14 inches tall and outside hardening off and getting some rain and sun, the link will explain everything  and you might  get hooked on growing figs and if you have never eaten a fresh home grown one your in for a nice surprise.go for it and good luck Alan4711

 

help!!!

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 14:45

Pauline Hi I am Alans partner I had an abscess a few weeks ago the best thing I found was a hot waterbottle on my face along with painkillers also honey rubbed onto my gum gave some relief other suggestions I was given were a cooled teabag held onto the gum for five mins and repeated as the tannic acid is supposed to relieve infection best of luck

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 14:28

Jayne Hi,any chance of a pic of the new intruders, or you could watch this from walking the tmb

 http://www.walkingthetmb.com/beeswarm/beenestinmygarden.html 

rose border

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 14:19

Morning again ,Chores all done, beckkie i,v  looked at  all the different types of Herucheras and the apricots and  reds are stunning , and Scotts  Perevoskia looks a winner,Ok many thanks for all the info it should look really good .

cheers Alan 

rose border

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 09:40

Morning all ,sorry for not answering sooner ,and right now its chucking it down here in Norfolk and iv got 4 slices of toast and honesty box wonderful rhubarb and strawberry jam and Kates  mower blade to sharpen and 5 kitchen knives,Right I,LL B BACK 

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