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Tree ID needed please!

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 10:18


or one of the similar ones.

Can't tell you how old the one in the pic is as so much depends on the way it's been treated etc, but Mume Beni Shidon doesn't grow into a large tree.

Have a look here


Posted: 14/06/2015 at 10:12

Morning Wonky

Weeds from surrounding field ruining garden

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 08:29

Jo - I agree so much


Posted: 14/06/2015 at 08:02

Oh, missed you there Jo   I'm fine thanks

Fast growing evergreen climber safe for children

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 07:59

All you need to do is to cut some willow withies from a rural hedgerow (obviously ask the owner first) and stick them in the ground and keep the soil moist - doesn't come much cheaper than that

But that won't be ready to play in this summer - I think if it were me I'd use the bamboo and mesh with some annual climbers like trailing nasturtiums, peas, runner beans, even a butternut squash all clambering over it, and in the meantime be organising a willow dome to plant in the autumn


Posted: 14/06/2015 at 07:52

Woody, enjoy your day - looking forward to the photos - fingers crossed for the weather for you

Weeds from surrounding field ruining garden

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 07:48

Not all farmers are ogres - many follow good farming practice and leave their field margins for wildlife

It seems they're damned whatever they do

I really can't imagine what sort of weeds are killing yew trees


Posted: 14/06/2015 at 07:32

How lovely

We watched dragonflies laying eggs around our pond last year, so are awaiting further developments ...........


Posted: 14/06/2015 at 07:21

You won't be alone Hosta - we'll be here ((hugs))

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 07:20

Potato leaves are poisonous, as are rhubarb leaves and others, but people have them in their gardens and their families play there and are fine, and of course gardeners touch them all the time without coming to any harm.  I grew up in the countryside playing freely in hedges, ditches and meadows full of foxgloves, buttercups and bluebells  and I've survived to pensionable age and so have all the friends I played with. 

Your anxieties are going to spoil your life and that of your family - please talk to your GP about your phobia and ask for some therapy. 

Good luck

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ID please

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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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