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cordon soft fruits.

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:33

Hope your knee op was a success, John.

Aphids particularly bad this year?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:29

What ate my young clematis, stems and leaves, were 5 snails

Garden ruined

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:28

I would stab it with a fork and scatter a mix of sand, compost, lawn fertiliser and grass seed and sweep into the holes. The lawn should be fed and weedkilled every spring. Weeds always come, they fly in the air (like dandelion seeds) or they are dropped by birds - just a fact of life. If there is a lot of moss you will need mosskiller too and then you will have to rake out the dead moss. Once you've done all that it will look worse to start with but then it will start to look a lot better.

Tree/car/everything covered in tiny bugs

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:16

Sorry, didn't give a solution - but I think it will be a temporary problem and they will move on. Just one of those things that sometimes happens, like swarms of Daddy long legs.

Tree/car/everything covered in tiny bugs

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:14

They look like whitefly, some sort of aphid anyway. I have a lime tree which seems to drop something every season of the year, including stickiness. Looks rather like a lime tree.

Id and help with leaf problem

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:11

Looks like a very spindly snapdragon that could have done with being pinched out and planted in the garden. I grew snapdragons from seed last year, 2 different sorts, and quite a lot have survived the winter - it was mild though. I cut off the old growth last month and they have made new growth.

apple blossom

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:06

Mine is not nearly as flowery as usual and I'm in SW France, but the cherries and greengages were great. Also orchards near here looked a bit sparse too.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 16:04

Been to supermarket. Still raining.

Cider is fizzy so I suppose that's out too Clari. Gluten intolerance seems to be getting more and more common. I wonder why.

Going to lunch with friend tomorrow, doing pud, have lots of lemons. Lemon tart or lemon drizzle??

Looks a lovely place GG.

Direct sow seeds

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 10:31

Sow into the soil. Easiest if you sow in a pattern you will recognise afterwards, like straight lines or noughts and crosses so you will know which are seeds and which are weeds.

cordon soft fruits.

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 10:27

I've never heard of soft fruit cordons. Would be interested to know too.

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