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Posted: Today at 10:06

And please everyone - remember to leave enough leaves out to dry in the garden so that Hefty's pals can make their hibernaculums! 

Lollipop Bay Tree Size

Posted: Today at 09:34

Reads prices seem reasonable (they're on the site).

These are roughly the same but they have a wider range of sizes

Sunshine and blue skies here too

Lollipop Bay Tree Size

Posted: Today at 09:09

No, they're not grafted.  When we moved here we inherited a bay tree which was obviously an ex-lollipop which had been liberated   It was growing upwards and outwards at a rate of knots, rivalling the large ash trees at the end of the garden.  We had to get our builder to dig it out! 

We have a lollipop bay in a large pot on our terrace - I grew it from a cutting and I'm inordinately proud of it

New nieghbours, new fence and eye-saws

Posted: Today at 09:06

Sound advice Northernlass


Posted: Today at 08:51

Sometimes mal-treatment before the plants come into our possession can reveal itself a bit later on.  If they'd been allowed to dry out for a while at the GC the effects could be showing now - sounds like they're getting the right treatment now so hopefully they'll make a good recovery

victoria plums

Posted: Today at 08:41

Lots of information re control of the condition given on Buddyboy's link.  I find that thinning the fruit also helps prevent fungal/bacterial problems.

The mild winter and a warm summer with periods of high humidity has certainly provided optimum conditions for these problems.

We need a few good sharp frosts this winter

Yellow poppy - is it Icelandic poppy?

Posted: Today at 08:38

I'd bet on the Welsh too just 'cos it's the sort of plant that just appears - but as Nut says, I can't be certain from a photo.

New Raised Bed

Posted: Today at 08:35

I use 50% topsoil 50% well rotted farmyard manure in raised beds.

I find that Swiss chard, Pak choi, Little Gem lettuce and broad beans are all successful - I'm also going to try some autumn-sown peas.


Posted: Today at 08:27

We started the day with fog, but the sun's burning it off - apparently we've got a sunny day ahead   I'm going into the city on the bus later to get shorn - beginning to look like Worzel Gummidge   - as I can't grub around in the garden for a while I've also booked a manicure - got to live up to Panda's claws on Saturday


Posted: Today at 07:41

Good morning Bekkie   I've been trying to get on here since 6am - looked like the site was down

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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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