Dovefromabove


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Who pays for Things

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 13:27

Think he does the voice-over for Wickes tv ads.

Charlie was on tv not long ago - can't remember what on - was it to do with making a garden pond?  

Mony Don

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:11

How very odd.  The OP's name suddenly appeared as Juniper J then changed back again 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:07

Singing in the rain anyone? 

Aphids

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:04

You can purchase ladybirds and ladybird larvae  http://www.greengardener.co.uk/product.asp?id_pc=34&cat=75 

What sort of tree is affected?  

If you're getting the heavy rain that we've had over the past couple of days, that'll get rid of a lot of them, and if you have that many aphids the birds will soon find them.

I wouldn't worry about aphids on trees - trees are usually pretty resilient and will outgrow that sort of problem.  Where they can cause a problem is on roses, lupins, aquilegia etc, but I still don't use a proprietary spray - if the infestation is heavy I'll spray with the hose, brush them off with my fingers or as a last resort on a fruit tree I'll use a soap spray.  

If you use the types of spray that kill off the predators then the problem will get worse year on year.

Broad Beans

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:57

Sounds like the Pea & Bean Weevil, although the adults aren't usually around this early - probably down to the mild winter.  http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=800

 

Aphids

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:45

All of the above, plus encourage blue-tits into your garden - my clematis, honesuckle and roses are full of newly fledged bluetits hoovering up the aphids 

wooden shed walls leak

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:42

Hope it resolves itself without too much dampness.   If it continues it's possible to put an outer cladding of weatherboard on the walls - you could even introduce some insulation when doing it - just think how cosy that'd be 

Good luck!

Members' Public Profiles

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 09:35

Me too Pdoc 

Also, it does help to answer queries if we know more or less where they live - advice for the north of Scotland may differ to that for Cornwall 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 09:02

Drizzling a bit, but it does look as if it's getting brighter - I might get outside in a bit .... 

wooden shed walls leak

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 08:45

Just another thought - was the shed under cover when you bought it?  If it had been stored in the dry the wood might have shrunk and loosened the joints.  If that's the case a good soaking in a few downpours should swell the joints and cure the problem 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

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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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

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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Caterpillar ID

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

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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