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Oh yes, Happy Birthday Pdoc - think that as you're having a big meal out this evening, this might be the best sort of Birthday Cake for you
Do let us know what they say
Can you tell us about your tree, where you're growing it and how? Maybe post a picture or two.
To post a pic on here you click on the little green tree icon on the toolbar at the top of where you type your post, and follow the instructions.
Good morning all The weather gods are filling the water butts That's great as long as they've finished filling them by tomorrow - the Under Gardener has two raised beds to assemble!!!
Welcome to the newbies I'm the one who's 26 'cos I'm counting backwards
Don't worry about trying to keep up - sometimes it's possible and sometimes it's not - just join in - you don't have to comment on everything that's gone on, although you can if you want to ( if you can remember it after you've read it )
We're off to the theatre this evening to see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/dance/10469770/Michael-Clark-Company-Barbican-London-review.html which is being performed as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival - very excited Hope I stay awake
I've spotted Diving Beetle Larvae eating my water violet - could be them.
So sad about Glasgow School of Art - sent love and sympathy to old college friends of ours who now teach there
Sorry not very chatty this evening - very tired
See you in the morning folks - sweet dreams
PS - have we heard from Mike today?
Info here on rootstocks etc https://www.readsnursery.co.uk/a-description-of-rootstocks/ you'll also find info there about varieties, pollinators, cordons, espaliers etc.
I find Reads a brilliant nursery, really good plants delivered promptly and in good condition. I have no relationship with them other than as a very satisfied customer.
Oh dear, have you got it again this year? Or rather has your plum tree got it again?
Lots of choice here http://www.roualeynfuchsias.co.uk/hardy_fuchsias.php
The first one looks like an aphid.
The second one is a spider - one of the many types that live in gardens, but not a 'spider mite' - spider mites are so tiny that they're only just visible to the human eye.
I can't see any critters there that would concern me.