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Clematis Montana

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 09:35

Some plants have suffered from a very chilly wind which swept down from the Arctic ... it didn't exactly cause a frost but it certainly damaged a lot of young tender growth, particularly where plants were peeking above protecting walls and fences ... sounds as if that may be the cause of your poorly clematis ... if so it'll recover 

Needles falling off

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 09:15

Hi Mark 

Can you post a photo please ... close up and the whole tree.  To upload pic click on the camera icon ... if it doesn't upload reducing the size usually works. 

easy plant ID for these spring bulbs please!

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 09:10
Ladybird4 says:

Star of Bethlehem - Ornithogalum umbellatum. This according to RHS is also rather rudely called Dove's Dung.

See original post


Last edited: 12 May 2017 09:11:42


Posted: 12/05/2017 at 09:01

I would take them right down to the ground and put in a proper fence with proper posts.  Leylandii roots are shallow and rot quite quickly once the tree is dead, which is what will happen if you remove the leaves, so your fence will not last long as the tree trunks will become unstable when the roots rot.

When you've chopped them down the soil will need lots of organic material, manure/compost and the like to improve the structure as Leylandii turn the soil beneath them to little more than dust.

Then you'll be able to grow your veggies 

Last edited: 12 May 2017 09:04:16

Plant id please!

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 08:57

Snap! again Nut 

Plant id please!

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 08:56

Creeping cinquefoil ... often found in lawns.  A pretty flower but invasive and usually regarded as a weed. 

Last edited: 12 May 2017 08:57:20

How to help frogs / toads

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 06:51

Didn't know you have wild salamanders in the Netherlands - wonder why we don't have them over here.

the other day we watched Smooth newts doing their courtship display in our pond ... Wonderful 

There is a shallow sloping area in your pond to enable the frogs to leave the water isn't there ?

Last edited: 12 May 2017 06:54:39

Identifying tomato seedlings

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 06:42

Hi Judith

Tamina are a 'potato leaved' variety so I suggest that these are the ones with the entire leaves. Cherry tomatoes that I have grown have the more usual divided tomato-type leaves. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 06:09

Good morning all  Good to have you back Pdoc   We do understand - but we understand your wife's feelings too.  Now Im sure there's some pricking out and potting on for you to do - you'll have to do it standing up!

We've had some light rain overnight - it's stopped - don't know whether that's the lot or whether there's more to come ... has there been enough to water in the weed & feed?

Ah! The weather man says heavier showers late today (possible hail). That'll do the job but I'll make sure I've got the tomatoes back under cover by then

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Posted: 11/05/2017 at 22:10

Sweet dreams Obs and everyone 

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