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Shed problems - thoughts please

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 09:57

Stinky kippers left there for a few weeks should do the trick 

Can redwoods survive without winter?

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 08:35

It's not just the effect of non-native trees on the ecology of the area, but consider the aesthetic effect - do you want the appearance of the countryside in Southern Germany to become a pale imitation of the Canadian Rockies or the Californian coastline? 

Whilst I don't object to the introduction of non- native trees in some areas once ecological impact had been considered, I think it would be a shame if high impact non natives such as sequoia were introduced to areas which have changed very little visually for millennia. 

lining pond baskets

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 08:12

I've used the mesh planting baskets and aquatic compost topped with washed gravel. I've had no problem with the compost leaking out of the baskets. We haul the pots out of the pond every couple of years or so, depending on how vigorous the growth is, and split and replant. there's been no need to line them with anything. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 08:01

Morning all   It's a patchwork of grey and blue out there .  

Clari - have you checked your PMs today 

unknown rose pests

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 22:52

neither can I Dave. I've tried zooming and enlarging but all I can get is too blurred to attempt an ID. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 22:43

Tucked up under the duvet here too. OH just watching the end of a programme - I'll read until he comes to bed -, he usually finds me asleep with a book on my face. 

Sweet dreams folks 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 20:26

After 7pm he's lucky if you're doting enough to leave some for him 

unknown rose pests

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 18:36

Blue, are these roses outside or in a polytunnel or similar?  

unknown rose pests

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 17:53

Hi Blue 

Try reducing the size of the photos ...


Posted: 15/11/2016 at 17:24

I would do exactly that - shorten the main branches in the early spring, and then shorten the resulting side branches to five leaves.

More info here 

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