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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

another mystery climber!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:59

If Nut says its Black Bryony then I'll say it's Black Bryony

I really can't see it very well anyway.   Must do something about some new specs 

another mystery climber!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:53

For some reason I can't enlarge and zoom in on this one, but from here, and wearing my old glasses, it looks remarkably like Russian Vine - Fallopia baldschuanica aka Mile a Minute Vine.  Google Mile a Minute Vine Images - you'll see that it's a pretty rampant climber.  I've known it pull guttering off a house.  When we moved here it was in the top of a mature ash tree - and I mean the top!!!

It is very pretty and can look lovely if you have several acres of space but in my humble opinion it should never be planted in an average sized garden. 

Unidentified tree has holes in leaves and only two blossom flowers

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:13

Take that out now 

Christine Walkden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:12

I bet she'd be a fantastic dinner guest - she looks as if she'd be brilliant company 


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 17:30

I'm 'traditionally built'   

Bugs and Beetles

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 17:22

Beetles form a large part of the hedgehog's diet - if we go found destroying everything it's no wonder hedgehogs are in short supply 

Unidentified tree has holes in leaves and only two blossom flowers

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 17:06

It looks like an appletree to me.  I bet it's never been fed poor thing.  I'd rake all that gravel away and give it a good feed of Fish Blood & Bone (as directed on the pack) and a couple of buckets of water, then a good mulching with well rotted farmyard manure (not touching the trunk).  In the autumn another feed of FB&B, and between now and then a couple of buckets of water every couple of days in hot dry spells.

That'll make it feel happier and more able to fight off any pests/diseased that are about.

Hopefully someone else more knowledgeable than me about pruning fruit trees will be along soon with some ideas about thinning the branches out .

Christine Walkden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 15:17

She has a real smile and twinkly eyes - far more attractive than 'ex model presenters' IMHO 

Multiple plant id

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 14:10

I meant Who's next, not Whose next  

Glyphosate - possible problems?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 13:51

I read something the other day that was blaming it for causing Autism too. 

I've no idea of the veracity of the research or the researchers - however I do think that if there is any suspicion at all that this may have even just a snippet of truth, it really does need looking into.

One of the main aims of Monsanto's involvement with GM is, as I understand it, to produce crops that are resistant to Round-up so that they can all be sprayed with it 


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What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

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How to get around the current problem .... 
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