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Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:57

Good morning Panda   Have a good day ((hugs))

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:55

Well done that Snoodle!!!   Give the Snoodle a prize!!!    Will this do?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49509.jpg?width=369&height=350&mode=max

 Seems a good prize for this time in the morning! 

verticillium wilt diseased acer

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:53

Bumping up to the front page 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:39

Good morning KEF   overcast here again 

baytree under attack

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:37

Hi Bajangirl 

Rotten little aphids - if you have a garden hose try to wash off as many as you can with a jet of water, then I'd mix up a solution of washing up liquid and water - not terribly strong, about 10% would be plenty - and using a hand sprayer (I use a well cleaned out one from the daily shower spray) spray all the little blighters with soapy solution.  

I find Ecover washing up liquid really works and doesn't harm the leaves at all so you can still use them for cooking.

The washing up liquid will kill the bugs - you may have to repeat the treatment from time to time, but it works and won't harm the baytree.

Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:27

Clari, I was so fixated by the thought of you having hot dogs on Saturday that I bought some fresh mustard dogs from Waitrose and we had hot dogs with onions for supper!!! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:25

It's a beer Fg, originally known as India Pale Ale - lighter than the Broadside the slugs sampled the night before but obviously also to their taste  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_Pale_Ale 

Queen Elizabeth II Rose

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:22

Hi David 

I think that your rose is hungry - there won't be many nutrients in that soil.  Although leaves will contribute to the quality of the soil when they have decomposed, the actual process of decompostion can use up a lot of the nitrogen in the soil.

I would have used 50% soil and 50% well rotted farmyard manure.  

I suggest that you  get some manure from the garden centre and  repot your rose in a 50/50 mix of topsoil and manure.

In a couple of months it will be much happier. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:14

Good morning all - I've had a bit of a sleep in - -it's 'cos that Panda borrowed my body-clock 

I can confirm that our slugs also like IPA - three soused slugs in the slug pubs near the Pak Choi this morning.

We were going to 'sleep under the stars' last night but OH forgot to make space in the studio for the airbed and there was wet paint by the big slidy doors onto the terrace, so that adventure has been postponed until tonight 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:57

Dozing now  sweet dreams folks - see you in the morning 

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ID please

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Does anyone recognise this? 
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