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Posted: 13/05/2014 at 07:16

Good morning Wintersong   Bright sunshine here - sorry - I'll try to send some your way - I'm visiting Aged Ps this morning so I don't really need all of  it 

Identification required please

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 07:08

Pawlonia has large oval leaves.  

The female Stagshorn Sumach does have pink flowers - is it like this?



Posted: 13/05/2014 at 07:00
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Dad is improving. He'd improve faster if he did as he was told.

I think most men would 

Present company excepted of course ................... 

Glad to hear he's on the mend Fb - they're such a worry when they get poorly.   I'm going to see mine today - the forecast is better for the second half of the week so I thought I'd visit now so I can garden later 

Verdun - good luck to niece - new stuff is scary but it's fun as well 

Gardengirl - don't feed the rats!!!  Not if they're real rats!!!  That nest full of babies will have nests full of babies of their own within a few weeks and they'll all have nests full of babies and then...................... One pair can turn into 200 in one year!!! 

I'm not saying you have to kill them if you don't want to (but I would) but don't make their lives too comfortable - they won't stay in the garage - they'll move into your house ..... they really will!!!

What's wrong with my baby Apple tree?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 06:48

It looks to me like Apple mildew - info on cause and treatemnt here 

From the dead grass etc in the pot it looks to me as if it may have been parched at some time - this will make it more susceptible to mildew attack.

I would give the plant a good soaking and then repot, removing as much soil as possible without damaging the roots, into John Innes No 3 loam based compost.

Put the pot into a light place in the garden but out of direct sun until it's had a chance to establish itself in the pot and has started making new growth. In future it's a good idea not to let grass and weeds grow around plants in pots - they compete for moisture and nutrients and your plant usually comes off second best. 

Good luck 


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 06:32

That's looking good - lots of snug hidey-holes for amphibians and beetles etc.

Supports for morning glory and other climbers

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 06:29

I think they might be ok for short to medium height peas - they need twiggy growth, but I doubt if they'd support the weight of runner beans etc. 

You could make a loose wigwam of them for Morning Glories or trailing nasturtiums to scramble over -  they're not too heavy and could look quite pretty. 

tree enquiry

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 06:21

If you could post us a pic that would be good, or phone the gallery - they should know or at least they'll know someone who does 

Can You Identify These?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 20:01

I can't think of any primulas that have leaves on the flower stem ....... 

tree enquiry

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:57

I've googled pictures of the gallery gardens and suspect that it may have been a copper beech - the leaves of a copper beech are greener in the spring than they are later in the year. 


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:52

I got a line of washing just about dry and then the heavens opened and we had lightning, thunder and hail all afternoon!!!  I just hope my figs are ok.  

It's only drizzling now so I've been out to fill the hedgehog dishes and I've seen that my clematis HF Young is beginning to open - it has absolutely huge blooms - I hope the weather picks up so they don't get bashed about. 

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Crown Prince squash???

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

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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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Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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