Dovefromabove


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Caterpillars

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 17:25
Think it's the caterpillar of the Angle Shades moth. I'd scatter some dried mealworms and suet sprinkles around your plants to attract the blackbirds and robins etc who will then find and eat the caterpillars - hopefully

Identify weed

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 15:39
Yes yarrow. My front lawn is full of it in the summer but at least it stays green when the grass goes brown in the drought. It's not very susceptible to lawn weed killers. I just keep mowing on medium height and take biggest plants out at the root with a sturdy penknife.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 07:40
Good morning all G'day Pat
On my phone and drinking coffee while the rest of the house is still sleeping. I slept like a log as OH tried adjusting the water pressure as per my suggestion. Perhaps I should've been a plumber?
Going to visit a local gardener and her garden today

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 01:07
Aym, after you've cut the top spikes you should get lots more sprouts forming in the axils of the leaves up and down the stem. Only when you've harvested all of these is your sprouting broccoli finished. The plants should crop for a couple of months at least.

Security hedge in partially shady area

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 18:40
Berbers - the spiniest plant I've ever met - also insects just love the flowers and the small birds seek refuge among the spines when the sparrow hawk is about

Retardents

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 18:36
KT, no point in us suggesting growth retardants if they're not available any more. We we're asked to suggest alternatives and that's what we've done.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 18:29
Hello folks- just popping in
Climbing hydrangea is best up a wall. It clings by adventitious roots like ivy does. You need more of a twiner or scrambler for an arch.

Retardents

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 14:57
What are the alternatives?

Either a pair of shears

Or

A builder and some bricks

:-/

Tallish Self Supporting Perenials

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 14:45
Beans are often grown on the same site year after year. That's not a problem as there aren't pests/deficiencies that build up in the soil.

Tallish Self Supporting Perenials

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 14:42
Right, that's a different scenario to what I'd envisaged. I'd put some tall narrow obelisks between the espalier and grow either sweet peas/ ipomeas/canary creeper/ blackeyed Susan, that sort of thing

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Such a handsome chap

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ID please

 
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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

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Songs for Valentine's Day

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