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What's wrong with my tree

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 15:43

It really doesn't sound very happy.  Has it had any proper leaves at all this summer?  If not I would presume it's dead.

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 15:40

Not sure what fruit Cangrandmafixit is thinking of - but the fruit in the photos in this thread is not poisonous.    As I've said, it looks to me like wild damson.

Sloes grow on blackthorn bushes, the thorns can cause nasty puncture wounds which can turn septic - Pa used to suffer when hedging on the farm. 

Talkback: Dealing with bindweed

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 13:19

Glyphosate will kill the roots - only you must spray the leaves and then leave them until they are totally dead - that will show that the chemical has travelled back to the roots.  See my earlier posts on this thread.

Wierd spider ID

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 13:17

It looks like a beautifully marked Garden orb spider - araneus diadematus

http://www.nicksspiders.com/nicksspiders/araneusdiadematus.htm

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 12:51

I've messaged Runnybeak with your emal Lily

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:56

They look like wild damsons to me - what we used to call Blackjacks when we were children in rural Suffolk - they'll be great - they're what all the locals used instead of sloes

Spikey seed pod

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:42

Alan, given the hallucenogenic qualities of the datura perfume it's probably just as well your establishment didn't have them on the windowsill

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:18
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Well, pride goes before a fall - literally in my case


I just stepped out of the back door, turned my ankle and went flat on my face, hitting my face on some large flower pots on the terrace. Thank goodness OH was here! I've bashed my right knee which is turning black, the left side of my face, which I fully expect to be multi-coloured by tomorrow, and my left hand and wrist is painful.   ........

 

Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Cheers folks. wrist was painful so got cab to a&e.  have broken small bone in left wrist - got a splint and appt at ortho tomorrow morning.  left wrist thankfully but still so much i cant do and OH doesnt drive. 

Now I'm a multi-coloured Dove

Spikey seed pod

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:08

It looks like a Thornapple https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=536

A garden is the best medicine

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:05

Thanks everyone   Mrs T - you have my sympathies

Still a bit dull here Alan - sunshine would be good.

OH is dealing with the tomato plants for me - Late Blight has set in so we're taking the toms off and getting rid of the plants.  When I say we I mean he   I've been sent indoors out of the way .............

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John Innes Compost

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If you're buying big pots ....

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Grafting fruit trees

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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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