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Ceanothus

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 16:00

How big is the pot - I imagine that after three years it will be pretty full of roots and this will stop it absorbing water - I think that it needs potting on to a bigger pot with fresh compost which will absorb and hold water.

Olive Tree care indoors....losing it leaves- what am I doing wrong?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 15:52

Brilliant - it's looking great 

Buying Fruit Trees etc. Online

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 15:47

They're a proper family run nursery and they have great green credentials.

Buying Fruit Trees etc. Online

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 15:16

You can't do better than these http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/pages/About-Us.html I've had great quality plants, beautifully packaged and delivered exactly on time as arranged. 

Stephen Read has been really helpful when I've emailed him for advice and he picked out exactly the right tree for me to espalier myself.

The website is also a fount of knowledge and advice and a huge range of select plants.

I have no connection with them other than as a very satisfied customer. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 14:25

Well, one of my favourite summer drinks is a Dragonfly (gin, ginger ale and a wedge of lime) 

Courgette help!!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:53

Pollen beetles - they're only eating pollen - not doing any harm 

Salix Problem

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:53

That's the sooty mould growing on the honeydew. 

Plant ID please??

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:52

It is considerably bigger than the ones I used to come across Nut - we didn't allow them to get that big!  

Salix Problem

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:51

And yes, if the tree is small enough for you to reach them, I agree with Nutcutlet, wipe or squirt them off. 

Salix Problem

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:50

They look like black aphids - the sticky liquid will be the honeydew which they excrete - you'll probably find ants going up and down the tree to the aphids - they actually 'farm' the aphids and 'milk' them for the sweet honeydew.   A black sooty mould will then grow on the honeydew, discolouring it. 

The best remedy is to encourage wildlife into your garden, ladybirds and bluetits especially - the ones in our garden simply hoover up the aphids, especially at this time of year when there are lots of fledglings about.

Hang some bird feeders in or near your tree to encourage the bluetits and they'll soon find the aphids. 

Good luck 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45
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