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Posted: 16/09/2015 at 20:43
Lyn wrote (see)
... Doves hollies, plenty of R&R I think she may be past rock n roll.

never can tell though. x

Oh no she isn't - you just ask Wonky - we love a stomp and a boogie, especially if  our mates The Fat Band are playing 


Just have to be careful not to twist my knee

Sambucus Nigra

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 20:33

flower bulbs

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 20:31

Hi Nunda 

I've put a picture of your light bulb on here

 What are you growing and what do you need to know?

Sambucus Nigra

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 20:25

I agree with Pete - systemic insecticides will kill all the good insects, ladybirds, bees, hoverflies etc - many of which would feed on aphids next year.  Kill them off and you'll have even worse problems next year.

The aphids will be gone as soon as the colder nights arrive and as Pete says it's too late in the season for them to do any damage.

Over the winter hang bird feeders with sunflower hearts near to your sambucus, to attract blue tits and other small insect eating birds - when they get used to it as a feeding station they and their fledglings will hoover up the aphids in the shrubs in the spring

not water mint

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 20:18

You need to rig up a sort of bog garden for it Nut

not water mint

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 20:10

This site says it's invasive

but that all depends on the space you've got doesn't it?  And you've got loadsa space

Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 15:51

Now you're talking!!!  But my current long summer drink is Campari and Soda

Sambucus Nigra

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 15:37

Yes, black aphids - I would do as Norfolkdumpling suggests. 

Cercidiphyllum japonicum, - can it be hard pruned?

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 14:12

This sounds interesting Snoodle - they say it can be supplied as a coppiced multi-stemmed plant.


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 10:06

Glad you've got a doc you can talk to Pat - it's so important.  Hope you're feeling much better by the time we get back from the land of the pasty

Right, just one more coffee then I'm off to get a new satnav - I'll try to get a Garmin like the last one so I don't have to acclimatise myself

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