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Latest posts by Daintiness

animal problems

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 23:36

 I use a conitech Water scarecrow - 100% successful! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=7jHYV6nJksw

Don't go for cheap imitations - all the reviews on amazon will tell you they are nothing compared to the real thing.

Mountain ash problem

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 23:21

Mike, a rowan is not related to the ash family and cannot be suffering from ash dieback. It is known as a mountain ash but belongs to the Sorbus genus. Ash is from a  completely different genus - Fraxinus.

Mountain ash problem

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 23:15

I had a tree surgeon around to look at my willow (which has to be taken down) and we were talking  over trees. He took a look at my rowan  and my whitebeam and commented that the Sorbus family (of which both are members) die a slow death....both of mine are healthy at the moment but it makes me wonder about yours. He didn't say why they die this way, when he comes back to fell my cracked willow I'll ask him some more.

Best Thornproof Gloves

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 22:17

Yes a bit pricey but worth every penny when I'm cutting my hawthorn hedge - Goldleaf tough touch gloves recommended by RHS.

Mony Don

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 22:15

Lizanne's one and only post ever by the look of things...is she a relative I wonder or just a 'plant'!!  

Rotavating

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:38

Usually rotovators can just break up the roots and make the whole thing worse. I would cut down the unwanted growth and then get some old carpet and cover the part of the area you want to clear. You say wildlife garden - the wildlife will love the cow parsley and the hogwort.

Plant ID

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:31

It looks to me that it is something the birds have planted - probably a wild cherry...not worth keeping me thinks.

Mystery plant

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:29

Foxgloves which will be flowering shortly - enjoy!

Victoria plum problems

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 13:44

Where abouts in the country are you? Could the flowers have been hit by a frost? 

Victoria Plum Tree

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 13:43

I have to say it doesn't look good Picksey. THe green on the stem is algae and nothing to do with frost. Any sign of new leaves coming through. Look at the buds carefully and see how healthy they look.

Discussions started by Daintiness

Can you help id a plant I've been given?

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Tree surgeons not getting to root of problem!

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For those with cat, fox or other animal problems....

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Spawn 2014

Frogspawn and toadspawn arrival 
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Dessert apples - glut!

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ID needed

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can-you-id-this-vine

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Hibiscus Handling

 
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Cucumber or courgette?

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