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Goldfish with feelings!

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 19:26

One of my goldfish has swim bladder problems by eating too many tadpoles I suspect,and I keep finding him lying horizontally on the surface of the pond looking dead but swims away if prodded. The curious thing is that the other fish seem to dislike this behaviour and swim under him to bump him up the right way. I callef my OH out to witness this behaviour as I knew he would never believe me. Has anyone else seen this sort of thing?

Help! My lovely Apple tree has got a rust looking patch on the bark

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 16:19

Thank you all for your feed back. I will keep an eye on it and hope for the best.

drying cat mint

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 14:49

I have had to be a spoiltsport with my nepeta six hills giant, because the local cats eat it, attack itand lie down in it! I put a wire hanging basket over the last remnant of the original plant and managed to find a little piece of it to transplant to a safer place. I don't mind the cats visiting my garden and feel quite sorry to spoil their fun!

Help! My lovely Apple tree has got a rust looking patch on the bark

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 14:36

Pansy, the black band you can see is a sticky band you put on in the autumn to deter pests from climbing up the trunk so I don't think that would be a problem. I do think Bob is right in saying that the problem is a fungal infection. The branch I cut off when it arrived was on another part of the tree and it was several years ago. I can see that a branch nearby has broken off so that could be the reason it now has this problem. Is there anything to be done about these fungal infections?

Help! My lovely Apple tree has got a rust looking patch on the bark

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:10

 Here is a photo of the affected bark, sideways I'm afraid! How do you get these photos the right way Up! Anyway there isn't much to see as my OH rubbed off the powdery brown stuff. This tree produces russet apples in the autumn and I think it has always been susceptible to disease. When it arrived in the post several years ago I had to remove a sickly looking branch. Since then however it has been OK. I would hate to lose it. Can anyone advise?

Help! My lovely Apple tree has got a rust looking patch on the bark

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 18:59

Today I noticed a patch of brown powdery stuff on the bark of my apple tree. It is full of blossom and I would hate to lose it. Is there anything I can do to stop the rot? I would be grateful for some advice. 

Plant ID's please

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 14:23

The second one looks like a weed I found in my garden and was daft enough to let it flower. I am still finding seedlings years later so beware!

Can't prove anything

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 14:02

Blue Dragon, it sounds to me that they just want to be friendly and helpful. I do hope you find peace in your garden and don't get too stressy abouti it. You could make some good friends, I'm sure, if you give them half a chance it really doesn't matter how long it takes you to complete your border. What matters is that you enjoy the making of it. Good luck in your new home and may you find happiness and friendship there

Dawn Chorus

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 13:47

I was entranced by this programme last night on BBC 4. It was a recording of bird song at dawn at various locations without any background music or human voice to spoil the atmosphere. The name of each bird was posted . I think it is part of a slow down series of programmes and I loved it. 

Rhubarb (unknown type)

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 11:10

I've just made some rhubarb and ginger jam. Delicious!

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