Latest posts by daydaisy

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!

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 11:00

I'm just glad to read of Happy News! It makes a change from the terrible things in the paper each day.

I have just bought some Cossack tomatoes, has anyone else grown them?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 09:44

Thank you Runnybesk for your reply. I will now feel optimistic about them and pot them on with enthusiasm! 

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