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Posted: 22/10/2015 at 20:13

I think Wonky's forgiven me now thank goodness

Friends for roses

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:50

Some pictures next summer would be lovely

is it safe to ask a HF question yet?

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:40

ID please

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:36

Looks like Salix caprea aka goat willow to me.

Either there were some stray seeds in the packet, or more likely, some were blown/drifted on the breeze onto the surface of the compost in the pot. 

I'd get rid of them unless you have several acres to plant them in.


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:25

They're one of the few trees I'd not be keen on having on my boundary Verdun - but even if they were the most awful trees, there's absolutely no excuse for such appalling rudeness

Find out PH levels of soil

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:09

Sounds good to me

Friends for roses

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 18:50

Nepeta (catming) is a traditional companion to rose bushes and looks very pretty with them.


Lavender is another plant traditionally grown with roses.



Posted: 22/10/2015 at 18:36

We have two mature ash trees at the end of the garden - although the seeds can be a bit of a pain the seedlings are easily identified and pulled up/hoed out/mowed off.  The leaves are very little trouble and the crowns are light and airy and don't shade the garden as much as an oak or a beech would do.  They do dry the soil out a bit - but that can be an advantage in some areas.  One of ours is poorly and will be felled later this year - we're really sad about it.  They're a wonderful wildlife resource, birds, insects and woodmice love them.

Ash trees also figure large in Viking/Saxon folklore and therefore in the history of a large part of the UK - your neighbours have no soul ............ but you know that already. 

By the way, property owners are being asked not to fell healthy ash trees as they may be resistant to the Ash Dieback disease and could help the scientists at the John Innes Institute to develop a resistant strain of the native British ash - ash trees are the third most numerous tree in the UK, and if we lose them the whole nature and appearance of the countryside will change


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 17:52

If they don't already have them, get a Tree Preservation Order on every damn one of them!!!  Pronto!!!

What tree is this?

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 17:14

Any chance of a photo?

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At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
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Lily Beetle !!!

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If you listen to the Archers ....

...... or even if you don't ................. 
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