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unknown rose pests

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 17:53

Hi Blue 

Try reducing the size of the photos ...


Posted: 15/11/2016 at 17:24

I would do exactly that - shorten the main branches in the early spring, and then shorten the resulting side branches to five leaves.

More info here 

Can redwoods survive without winter?

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 17:20

If I were you I'd contact my local parks department or the Woodland Trust when they are ready for their forever homes - it'snot a good idea to plant non-native trees in the landscape on land that doesn't belong to you.  They may effect the local environment in unforeseen ways.  

Sequoia are beautiful trees, but they need to be in the right place 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 16:04

Hello Liri - good to see you   I love waking up with the moon shining on my face - we have Venetian blinds rather than curtains - we sometimes leave the blinds open on moonlit nights and watch the moonlight and shadows move across the wall.  

Questionnaire about gardening for dissertation

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 15:56

  That'll be really interesting - thanks - look forward to seeing it. 

Recognise this shrub?

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 15:15

It's not really a winter flowering plant - it blooms from mid summer until late autumn.  As has been said they're not reliably winter-hardy in the UK and it's a good idea to take cuttings each year and keep them in a greenhouse to plant out the following spring.  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 15:09

Hi James, Is this the same survey that I completed this morning, or is it a different one? 

Help with designs for odd front garden?

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 13:30

If you don't have a lot of time for upkeep I'd be tempted to have an alpine-style garden, removing patches of bricks and planting in spaces, and scattering seeds of low-growing plants like creeping thymus between the bricks - before long most of the bricks will be covered - you could just retain some meandering pathways around/through it.

Absolutely don't spread gravel on top of a hard surface like brick - it will move under your feet and cause falls.  My brother broke his ankle because gravel moved under his foot as he walked over it.  

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Who can be making these tunnels

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 13:13

Probably a field vole or two

Their tunnels can be a nuisance, but they are the staple food of barn owls and kestrels - when there's a shortage of field voles in the winter the barn owls and kestrels starve.  

Hopefully your voles will form part of someone's lunch before long 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 12:41
WonkyWomble says:

...  Dove,  don't know why you will need wrapping paper...we agreed no presents this year,  unless you have a party time job as an elf I don't know about?!😉

have a good day all 😁

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 Drat and double drat!  Foiled again!!!  

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