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Tree Identification

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 15:00

Snap!!

Tree Identification

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 14:59

Could you post a close up of the leaves and flowers? Difficult to tell at this distance. Could be a cotoneaster but could be something else...

Help needed identifying plants!

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 10:49

I would say the 3rd one is an azalea. The sudden taller growth out of the top is puzzling. I wonder if it is from the original root stock as opposed to the dwarfing one the plant must have been grafted on.

Potato plants

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 16:05

Old potting compost will not add any food to the potatoes just stop you having to dig more from around the plants and possibly exposing the new potatoes forming. The odd  handful of chicken manure won't do any harm as it is a slow release feed which the plants can access if needed as they grow through the new layers of soil.Good watering at this stage is important in order to help swell the new potatoes.

Plant ID help - weed?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 22:02

Your picture hasn't worked. Use the green tree icon to post it.

Potato plants

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 19:14

Be careful when you earth them up again that you don't take soil away from the sides or you will expose the potatoes that form further away from the plant.

Potato plants

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 18:56

Have you raised the level of the soil since you planted them? If not raise the level of the soil by a foot or so to increase your crop being careful not to break the stems. 

Does anyone know the name of this tree please?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 18:54

Jayne, easier to propagate it from the suckers which will appear around the base. You can pot them up and pass them on.

Pond Construction

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 18:46

My pond is wild and wooly and you can hardly see the water at the moment!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25388.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 This taken from the main pond end. It narrows goes under a large stone slab (recycled) which acts as a bridge and path and then the beach end...which is where the next picture was taken from...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25389.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 You can see that the level has dropped at the moment. We have been promised rain so I am holding off on topping up. There is also rather a lot of duck weed but I can't do anything about that at the moment without removing a lot of tadpoles so I'll wait until they hop off.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25390.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 The water is pretty clear at the moment, thanks to the barley straw I think.

 

Nest Box Camera?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 18:35

I bought a ready made one from Aldi for £35. I took down my old successful box and replaced it with the new one. 7 blue tits fledged 2 weeks ago and have provided a lot of entertainment for the whole family.

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