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A very fast growing climber to cover cherry tree by this summer

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 11:41

It won't recover if you grow creepers up it - it needs every chance it's got to access fresh air and sunshine, as well as nutrients from the soil.

If it's a bit of an eyesore I'd plant something eye-catching nearby as a distraction.  

Have you  had the leaf-spot diagnosed?  Are you sure what's causing it?

Cherry blossom

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 11:37

In July cut out the dead wood and any branches with signs of canker; also take out any branches which are crossing each other.  

I'd also clear a bit of the undergrowth now and give it a dose of Fish Blood & Bone.  It looks like an old tree - can we have a picture of the whole tree please? 


Cherry blossom

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 11:21

That's moss - not fungus.  Not a problem on a tree as far as I'm aware. 


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 10:46

A glimmer of sunshine has appeared  - I shall hang the washing out and then uproot the broccoli 

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 09:56

Barley straw extract is perfectly natural and is fine in wildlife ponds - it works well in ours while the oxygenating plants are getting going - it's only a month old.


new to allotment growing

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 09:52

Bumping it up so the others can see this 

critters in my water butt!!

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 09:51

I don't know what they are but the Diving Beetle larvae in our pond seem to think they're called Dinner 

What is it?

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 09:47

It looks remarkably like this one

 and yes, I've spotted that buttercup 


What do I grow?

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 09:12

Thanks Nut, I will if I'm totally stumped, but at the moment I'm setting myself the challenge .......... of finding where I wrote the notes 


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 09:07

Still waiting here Nut ................... 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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