Busy-Lizzie


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Horse chestnut trees

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 22:03

My horse chestnuts have leaf miners but haven't really suffered, it affects their leaves in late summer. Weeping from the trunk or branches is more serious. This is bleeding canker caused by bacteria, not the moth.


http://www.forestry.gov.uk/horsechestnutleafminer 


http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/bleedingcanker 

wisteria in a container

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 17:59

My daughter has one that I grew from seed years ago. It has always lived in a large pot as she has the same no border problem. Need a friend to water it if you go away though.

Horse chestnut trees

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 17:49

Strange. Is there any sign of weeping from the bark?

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 17:20

Thanks Dove and Topbird.


Meant to mention that we dismantled the Christmas tree today. It was a Nordman so although it was a bit droopy it hardly lost any needles.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 16:35

Quiet here this afternoon. My cold is over the worst.


Hasn't got above freezing today so horses' water was frozen. Means carrying water in watering cans from by the house. I did have some 30L containers especially for that, to push in the wheelbarrow, but haven't used them for 2 years, last winter was mild. But they've disappeared. I expect someone, thinking they weren't used for anything , threw them away.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 11:04

Frosty, -7° in Dordogne

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 08:54

Morning all.


-7° here. Heating oil has just been delivered so heating turned off to let it settle. OH has lit the woodburner, also the gas heater in the kitchen.


I clean the windows here, but not as often as I should, there are so many of them, also internal doors with glass panes. The only window cleaner I've found here is English and he lives in the Charente, miles away. But French windows open inwards so you don't have to go up a ladder outside.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 08:31


That's a beautiful book, Pat.


Not a photo from my garden, but it's filling my kitchen with scent, present from son 1.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 22:41

Looks like it should be on a wedding cake!

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