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Contorted Willow

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 12:26

It will continue to grow.............. and grow ................. and grow.................... it's a willow tree.

According to Ashridge tree nursery it can grow up to 10m tall

http://www.ashridgetrees.co.uk/hedging-plants-trees-shrubs-bareroot/trees-for-small-gardens/corkscrew-twisted-willow-salix-babylonica-tortuosa 

Do you have enough space for it? 

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 12:21

Hi Jess 

That rose is in a previous garden - apparently it still gets attacked by sawfly from time to time, but grows fresh leaves and flowers like mad - mind you it was planted in 2001 so it's had time to turn into a substantial plant.  

I think some roses do take a time to get going and build up the strength to outgrow their attackers.  

The sawfly used to turn the leaves into skeletons. 

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 12:15

Mme Alfred Carriere  has very soft leaves - I found that sawfly caterpillars loved it. 

Soil free fertilizers?

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 12:14

Hi Chris - just a thought - are we getting confused with our terminology here?  Are you confusing 'soil' and 'potting compost'? 

Quince and pear tree leaves

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 09:23

To post pics on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions for uploading pics from a pc.  

Sadly it doesn't work for phones .... yet!

If that doesn't work give us a shout 

A couple of plant IDs please

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 08:22

I would have said that the leaves are narrower than the gaillardias that I remember - but there may be cultivars with narrower leaves ................... 

any help for a ring barked tree? :-(

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 08:18

Wozwoz said:

" I am the umble gardener and not sure I want to get involved between a man and his landscapers!!"  
As long as the garden owner is aware of exactly who planted a ring-barked tree!  Don't want you getting the blame!!!     

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 08:09

Snap! Lily 

Today

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 08:09

Or what about hiring a mobility scooter until you're feeling stronger - Pa loved his - it was British Racing Green.  

http://www.mobilityhire.com/ 

He had dreaded giving up his driving licence but his eyesight meant that he had to - but he said a mobility scooter brought him so much pleasure as he could stop and talk to people, which he couldn't do when he was driving a car.  

 

Geranium ID and sunflower woe

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 08:04

Mine isn't getting anything other than the Fish Blood & Bone and manure that was applied to that area earlier in the spring.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Does anyone recognise this? 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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