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flamingo willow

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:47

I find that pulling sharply down on the green shoots removes the growing point and helps prevent regrowth. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:45

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52848.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52849.jpg?width=614&height=350&mode=max

 Some more pics of the new front border 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:35

Panda - see you at 10.30 Sat 

Hazelnut trees - What are your experiences?

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:33

Hazel produces nuts on wood grownin the previous year, so don't coppice every year or you'll never have nuts and only have pea sticks and never bean poles.

 I used to coppice our hazel every 3 to 4 years, depending on the size the regrowth had attained and what I wanted to use it for.  Neighbours used to coppice theirs every 7 years; that produced very sturdy poles.  

Friends who were thatchers coppiced theirs every 3 - 4 years to produce the spars they needed http://coppice-products.co.uk/product-type/thatching/  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:19

Which situation Edd?

 

Lily, pics are on Photos of your pond thread 

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 20:15

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52843.jpg?width=614&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52844.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 Wildlife pond dug in March 2014 - getting really established now 

 

Red bugs on fartichokes

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:50

They eat the larvae of other insects, so hopefully they'll be protecting your plants 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:47

We checked this out in my (ex) office, there is a recommended minimum, but there are no legal min or max temperatures for work in the UK, but it is recommended that the temperature is comfortable to work in https://www.gov.uk/workplace-temperatures.  

However I pointed out to managers that it is illegal to transport cattle in temperatures of over 30C, and they took my point and sent me out to purchase large fans. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:33

Verdun, I think it's a good idea to take mum out - a friend who's mum was in a similar situation did the same thing, taking her on some of their regular outings and returning her to the hospital in the evening.  As you suggest, it really helped to give her some sense of normality and she was able to put things into context, and now that she's back in familiar surroundings she really is much less confused than she had been after previous hospital stays.  

I know hospitals often aren't very keen, as for them it blurs who's responsible if anything goes wrong, but they're going to have to put patient welfare first and learn to be a bit flexible and adaptable.

Hope she can soon be settled back at home ((hugs)) 

Lily, I'll go out and take some photos .............................. 

Can anyone identify this pest please?

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:13

The thing about whitefly is that even when they're dead they don't disappear immediately - their little corpses stay on the plants - so you might have finished them off already and a good downpour will wash them away. 

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