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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! 

Problem with cats

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:39

The only sure way of protecting your seedlings is a bit expensive I'm sorry to say. I purchased some protective netting tunnels and find them useful for protecting things from pigeons as well as cats. Once purchased you can re-use them for ever, so they are worth it in the end.

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

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:32

I have just bought some Cossack tomato plants from a local grower and have never grown that variety before. I wondered if anyone on the forum has any experience of this type?

Discussions started by daydaisy

Coffee grounds and slugs

Did you know it is illegal to kill slugs with coffee?! 
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Plant identification please.

I bought a gorgeous planter from Aldi but do not recognise this flower 
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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 19:41

Goldfish with feelings!

I wouldn't believe this if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. 
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Help! My lovely Apple tree has got a rust looking patch on the bark

Is there anything I can do to stop the rot? 
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Last Post: 17/05/2015 at 16:19

Dawn Chorus

Did anyone see this programme on BBC 4 last night? 
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I have just bought some Cossack tomatoes, has anyone else grown them?

Due to a spring holiday I have had to buy my tomato plants this year. 
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Last Post: 29/04/2015 at 09:44

The history of the land we call our garden.

What have you found in your garden? 
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Can anyone identify this plant for me?

This little plant has appeared in an unloved part of my garden. 
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Last Post: 27/04/2015 at 19:07

Composting moss

Is it OK to compost moss or should it be put in the green bin? 
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Goldfish and tadpoles

Will my goldfish eat the tadpoles? 
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Gardener's World programme

seeds or Is it legal to bring seeds back from abroad to UK?i 
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What is in my compost heap?

What is this ash like substance in the compost? 
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Skinny leeks

My leeks won't grow! 
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Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 17:27

Scented Pelagoniums

Can anyone advise me  
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Last Post: 16/01/2015 at 14:52

Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
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