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Plant ID please

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 20:05

looks like a philadelphus just about to bloom.

Advice with a clear exterior wood varnish to protect cut logs please??

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:34

I'd try an oil based sealant, they'll stay about longer, any good exterior stain will do, and you can choose the colour as well.


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:31

You'll have tadpoles somewhere Lizzy. Tadpoles are cannibals so they eat any unhatched eggs and any dead tadpoles, nature's way of cleaning up. Are there fish in the pond as they will eat frog spawn as well. When the taddies get a bit bigger you'll see them. They will hide in weed and waterside vegitation so dig about a bit.

Powerdy Mildew on honeysuckle

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:26

Mulch it too peanuts.

Identify this bug?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:25

It's easier than many people think dove, I've tied so many, nothing like catching a fish on a home tied fly. Manual dexterity is the only qualification you need and like gardening the rest is learnable.

My new garden...suggestions appreciated.

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:21

You won't find any bird nesting in that Sessi, it's the wrong environment for them, they'll sing from the branches and feed on any insects there are, but not a nesting site. So get it down. Ask the tree surgeons for some logs from it for a wildlife wood pile. And if they will maybe some disks cut from the trunk for some wood stepping stones. If you don't use them add them to the wildlife wood pile. Them comes the good part!

Identify this bug?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:10

Hawthorn flies come with the hump dove that's nature for you, they feed on hawthorn blossom and as with many insects die after mating so they are only about for a month or so. Caught quite a few trout on the imitation.

Ideas for hardy climber for the bottom of my garden

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 15:16

Try a honey suckle, they love woodland conditions the situation sounds perfect for them.

Rejuvenating an old rosemary

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 15:14

Cuttings are easy from rosemary omthree, 3 inch cuttings, bottom half stripped and into very gritty compost or sharp sand and mpc 4 to a 3 inch pot and pop them in a cold frame, they root in s few months weather dependent, when rooted, pinch out the top growth, then keep pinching over the next few months to give you a bushy plant.

Very free draining potting medium, they will grow and cuttings will take in sharp sand alone.

Identify this bug?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 15:07

Any trout fisherman will know that that is a Hawthorn fly. Favourite trout food where hawthorn bushes overlap the water!

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Best Thornproof Gloves

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Clematis for a dry bank

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Peach for fan traing

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Colder weather is coming!

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Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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Hold in invasive roots 
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