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Broad Beans

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:57

Sounds like the Pea & Bean Weevil, although the adults aren't usually around this early - probably down to the mild winter.



Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:45

All of the above, plus encourage blue-tits into your garden - my clematis, honesuckle and roses are full of newly fledged bluetits hoovering up the aphids 

wooden shed walls leak

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:42

Hope it resolves itself without too much dampness.   If it continues it's possible to put an outer cladding of weatherboard on the walls - you could even introduce some insulation when doing it - just think how cosy that'd be 

Good luck!

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Posted: 28/05/2014 at 09:35

Me too Pdoc 

Also, it does help to answer queries if we know more or less where they live - advice for the north of Scotland may differ to that for Cornwall 


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 09:02

Drizzling a bit, but it does look as if it's getting brighter - I might get outside in a bit .... 

wooden shed walls leak

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 08:45

Just another thought - was the shed under cover when you bought it?  If it had been stored in the dry the wood might have shrunk and loosened the joints.  If that's the case a good soaking in a few downpours should swell the joints and cure the problem 

wooden shed walls leak

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 08:35

Hi Jackie

Is it the walls letting in the water or the roof absorbing the wet and it running down the walls?  

The roof may need new felt - that's a pretty straightforward job 

If you're sure that the rain is coming through the walls, check that they're the right way up - with tongue and groove, the tongue should be at the top. 

Has the wood been treated in any way?

Mystery Plant

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 08:19

Many garden plants are poisonous - euphorbia will not harm you unless you get the sap on your skin or in your eyes.  

Wear gloves and long sleeves if pulling it up.

Plant in need of ID

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 08:16

Oooh, I may be right 'on trend' without even trying - how cool is that? 

honeysuckle has no blossom

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:59

I'm afraid that pot really isn't large enough for a honeysuckle - as I've said I really don't think it's possible for honeysuckles to be happy in a pot, but if I had to try, I'd use a pot at least twice that size if not more.  

It will not be possible to keep the roots cool and damp in that pot.- it will have lost its leaves due to stress. I suspect that if you take it out of that pot you will find that it is totally crammed with roots desperate for space.

I would cut the honeysuckle right down to just above ground level, take it out of the pot, tease out the roots and plant it in the garden where it's roots will be in the shade.  Failing that I'd use a much much bigger pot.

I hope that's helpful 

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