Latest posts by discodave

Californian Lilac Ceanothus help required

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 12:01

Hi, My next door neighbour had a similar problem, her tree was very heavy on one side and pushing over my fence. She had a guy in who cut it back to almost the main branch, it looked awfull. She thought he had killed it and low and behold, several months later, its srouting new shoots from the main stem like crazy, I am not advising this is what you do but they are clearly more tollerant than we may think..

 (Just a note, thats my neighbours garden not mine)...

What is wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 20:56

It looks a bit like 

Brown rot (Monilinia fructigena)
Brown rot is an important disease of apple fruits causing significant losses in store and in the orchard. All varieties are susceptible

What we are doing this week

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 17:30

Need to tidy up my potting shed, it was broken into last week and they stole my lawnmower (not that I need it now but still).  Its all been made secure again, but I have to get in there and clear out all the rubbish now.

What we are doing this week

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 16:22

Patio cleaned, some bushes trimmed, a couple of trees hacked to death (not very pleasant ones which self seeded and are in the wrong place for what I want to do this year. (dont worry all you tree huggers, I'm planting new ones). Just a shame our green waste isnt collected until April. Its not much help.. 

Junior Gardeners World

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 16:18

Yaaay, free child labour..

Can anyone help identity this plant?

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 15:37

I know what you mean nut

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 13:51

Ohh Rose, you dirty girl... lol

christmas tree

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 13:43

Hi, I managed to find a christmas tree, about 3ft tall, potted, was on at £30 before Christmas but after they put ot out the back of the shop to dump it, I asked if they had any left over and got it for £5. RESULT.. Now I have to plant it.. 


Basil leaf damage

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 13:32

I moved them inside and they picked up realy well. Wont make that mistake again this year..

Please can you identify

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 13:31

I have got some of the seed and am about to sow them, I hope they come up well..


Discussions started by discodave

advice on taking Geranium cuttings

Not done it since a lad 
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Last Post: 30/03/2013 at 19:21

vitex agnus castus latifolia

Has anyone grown one of these? 
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Last Post: 04/03/2013 at 08:26

Birds nesting

Several birds making nests 
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Last Post: 07/03/2013 at 18:23

Valentines Day

Happy Valentines day 
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Last Post: 14/02/2013 at 14:21


seed or plants 
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Last Post: 28/03/2013 at 09:42

Standard Rose

Anyone grown these.? 
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Last Post: 04/04/2013 at 18:25

Seed swap

I was sent this link 
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Last Post: 09/01/2013 at 21:38

Taking Laurel Cuttings

Any advice? 
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Last Post: 06/03/2017 at 22:55

shredded pansies

leave look eaten 
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Last Post: 30/11/2012 at 12:18

Please can you identify

Blue Portuguese flower 
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Last Post: 08/01/2013 at 13:31

Basil leaf damage

brown spots 
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Last Post: 08/01/2013 at 13:32
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