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Is this the dreaded Japanese Knotweed!! Ident and advise required

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:19

Don't think it's Knotweed - the dreaded JK has shoots and leaves growing alternately from each side of the stem - yours looks as if the shoots are growing in pairs.  

Are there any leaves we can have a look at?

Can anyone help identify what bird this is?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:11

Snap Obelixx 

Can anyone help identify what bird this is?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:11

Yes, it's a female Greater Spotted Woodpecker  the males have red at the nape of the neck.

Lucky you - if you want to put food out for it they really like those fat blocks in wire cages, the ones that have insects in the mixture.  

With a bit of luck if they know that the food is there they'll bring the youngsters to feed there later in the spring - the youngsters have red caps.

I used to watch a pair bring the juveniles each year to the feeders outside my office window. 

 

Bearded Iris

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 13:23

I wouldn't split the clumps now, I'd do it after flowering - discarding the older central rhizomes and replanting the newer ones, giving them a chance to grow on through the summer to build themselves up for the following year.  

The reason they're looking 'spread out' is probably because the older rhizomes are past their best.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=526 

Apple tree

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 13:15

Can you post a picture so we can get some idea of where it's at?

If you've not posted a pic before click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.

 

Pruning 'Hankey Pankey'

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 12:58

There is a rosa Hanky Panky on Peter Beales' website  http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/hanky-panky/ 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 12:51

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39228.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39229.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 This is the job in progress - as you'll see we've got more space than some people, but we have to leave room on the lawn for lying on our backs gazing up through the branches of the ash trees and being swooped over by the bats (we have an SSSI bat cave just 100m from our front door)

The pond is 2.60m x 1.70m approx.

The area between the pond and the Shady Bank (supported by sleepers) is going to be planted to provide cover for the hedgehogs so we can use some of the topsoil there, and there are some other places we can put it, but we might have to get a mini skip at some stage.  

It's not the perfect place for a pond, as it's under the tree, but we'll net it for the short period when it drops its leaves.

You can see one of the hedgehog houses and the hedgehog gate into the next garden.  There's going to be a log pile behind the ferns near the garden seat eventually.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 11:40

Hmmn - pond's getting bigger - anyone want any topsoil? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 09:08

Oh, missed that 

I've got a huge issue with the closure some years ago of small local abattoirs which necessitated long journeys for cattle on their way to the big ones.

But my guess that wasn't the nub of the discussion ........

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 08:45

Oh, what were Countryfile up to yesterday?

KEF, hope you're feeling better soon ((hugs)) from a distance in case it's catching 

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