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Unidentified cherry pest

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 07:11

It's a shame that you can't eat the cherries and very worrying for the UK's cherry farmers - the work of the Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate is fascinating and so important.

Please keep us informed.

Where would you put them?

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 06:58

Last summer I put Black-eyed Susie in a large pot with a 5 ft teepee of willow canes for them to climb up - they looked fantastic on the west-facing front porch and received lots of compliments.

I don't like to have plants climbing up/over roses - think it's asking for fungal attack etc - I like to let the air get at the leaves - Black-eyed Suzie foliage can get quite dense.

Species roses

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 06:40

I do love species roses, and in previous gardens I had a few - love pimpernellifolia and their cultivars. 

You had no frost at all last winter?  Whereabouts are you?

Can I save them?

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 06:28

Just to clarify - wet weather isn't the cause of blight, but warm wet weather can create the perfect conditions for the blight spores in the air to settle on the leaves and multiply. 


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 06:21

Fidget, I've got a good crop of foxgloves popped up in the veg patch, courtesy of the home-made compost spread on there in the spring - I'm going to move them over to the Wilderness before the purple sprouting brocc is planted out. 

Help yourself ...


Half Barrel Pond

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 06:18

This site has lists of plants suitable for half-barrels.


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 06:06

Good morning all   ((Hugs)) for all, whether you need them or not, and a few extra for Clari and DD (and anyone I've missed who needs extra). 

Lots of crashing, banging and flashing lights in the night, and the garden's had a watering  

Now we have hazy sunshine, the robin is tucking into mealworms on the terrace, the goldfinches are singing like it's going out of fashion, and the woodpigeons are cooing inanely


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 05:59

Are these 'your' hives or do they belong to another beekeeper ?

If they're yours I would consult with your local branch of the British Beekeepers' Association and see if this is happening to other colonies in your area .

If they belong to someone else you need to let them know that the behaviour of the bees is changing.

Just a thought, what were you wearing? - I remember in the past being told not to wear black around beehives because it makes them aggressive. 

Can I save them?

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 20:26

Can't see the black patches in the main stem that I've seen in tom blight before.  I agree with Hosta - it's too early to panic - pick off the damaged leaflets, don't overwater and don't let the leaves get wet. - if they're in a greenhouse or conservatory shade the plants in striong sunlight. 

Good luck

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ID please

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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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