Latest posts by Dovefromabove

white beam trunk needs help

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 18:57

Thank you for your message in which you said "We dug in alot of compost/mouanure recently to see if it helped but it was planted just below soil level originally. Have no idea what to do"

When I zoom in on your photograph it's obvious that there's been a lot of damage to the bark bof the tree just above the soil line.  Do you have rabbits in the area, or has anyone used a strimmer or brushcutter around the base of the tree.

The damage does look bad to me.  To be honest I'd be inclined to scrap the tree and plant a fresh one, and this time put rabbit guards around the trunks and clear the soil of grass and weeds for a diameter of 1 metre around the base of the tree so that there's no need to use any tools near the tree. 

Caterpillar with a spike??

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 17:55

  Aren't they wonderful creatures? 

Brown In Lawn

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 17:53

I can't see a real problem other than the fact that the ends of the grass look a bit mangled ... is the mower a new one with sharp blades or could they be a bit on the blunt side?

Fence issue

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 17:03
Papi Jo says:

Groundforce? What are they? 

See original post 

something I don't think I planted

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 16:53

Maybe if we get an Indian Summer it'll flower this year 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 16:49

Thought that was the most obscure one 

something I don't think I planted

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 16:24

You'll have to wait and see if it flowers 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 16:21

Just seen opposite neighbour ... her hubby is still in hospital but so much better than he was ... antibiotics seem to be working 

Caterpillar with a spike??

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 16:19

Hmmm ... possibly the Bedstraw Hawkmoth ... the colours do vary quite a bit

have a look here 

Caterpillar with a spike??

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 16:13

The degree of green-ness can vary and be paler - particularly as they get bigger and nearing time to pupate 

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