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Posted: 22/09/2014 at 07:18

Mine always has a few bright yellow leaves at this time of year - pick them off before they fall if they offend your eye. 

If all the leaves go yellow then you have a problem some come back and let us know

saving trees from a new garden building

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 07:15

Bumping again .... anyone got any ideas?

Help identifing a nest

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 07:02

Possibly a pigeon's egg, but it won't be viable now and it's quite ok to get rid of it


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 06:57

Good morning all

Yvie, glad you've found out what it is and that it's no worse than that - horrid tho' - it swept through our village when my two were small - somehow they escaped it.  Back then it was treated with Gentian Violet - we got quite used to seeing childfren with purple hands and lips. 

I had chickenpox as an adult - I had spots where no one should have them!!!  The following year I had mumps - I was so poorly - there are photographs somewhere but thankfully I've no idea where!

Liri - your garden looks lovely

Narrow Garden Issue

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 06:45

I would go for a crab apple - one of the best is Golden Hornet - in my experience it's growth is quite upright for at least the first 10 to 15 years, and although it does start to spread a bit as it gets older, it would be quite possible to prune it to keep it to the size and shape you want without it looking silly.

Crab apple blossom is loved by pollinating insects and of course many birds and insects love the fruit, but one of my favourite memories of the Golden Hornet outside my window is of flocks of Longtailed tits hopping around in it's branches after insects.

want to come back

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 06:38

Hi Chica - good to see you

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 17:02

Last Saturday in October is getting quite close to November for a garden visit ....

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 17:01

Well, if Topbird really can't make it after all, then we could re-jig the date if others haven't booked tickets etc yet

What do you think folks?

Weeds - best suggestions new garden

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 16:50

Can you show us some photos of the site and problems - they might enable us to think creatively to find a solution - don't want you getting disheartened

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Copper tape

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There's a rogue thread 
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Christmas lights in the garden

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All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

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