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Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 14:25

Well, one of my favourite summer drinks is a Dragonfly (gin, ginger ale and a wedge of lime) 

Courgette help!!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:53

Pollen beetles - they're only eating pollen - not doing any harm 

Salix Problem

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:53

That's the sooty mould growing on the honeydew. 

Plant ID please??

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:52

It is considerably bigger than the ones I used to come across Nut - we didn't allow them to get that big!  

Salix Problem

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:51

And yes, if the tree is small enough for you to reach them, I agree with Nutcutlet, wipe or squirt them off. 

Salix Problem

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:50

They look like black aphids - the sticky liquid will be the honeydew which they excrete - you'll probably find ants going up and down the tree to the aphids - they actually 'farm' the aphids and 'milk' them for the sweet honeydew.   A black sooty mould will then grow on the honeydew, discolouring it. 

The best remedy is to encourage wildlife into your garden, ladybirds and bluetits especially - the ones in our garden simply hoover up the aphids, especially at this time of year when there are lots of fledglings about.

Hang some bird feeders in or near your tree to encourage the bluetits and they'll soon find the aphids. 

Good luck 

Salix Flamingo

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:23

If it has several stems coming from below the ground it cannot be trained as a standard.  A standard needs to be grown from a single shoot. 

I believe that the standard Salix Flamingo seen nowadays are grafted onto a rootstock of a different type of willow which grows a sturdier trunk than S. Flamingo does. 

Hope that's helpful, even if it's not the answer you were hoping for. 

A Question about the Amelanchier "Snowy Mespilus" tree

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:17

Yes, they're edible - a former colleague used to cook with them but I'm not sure what she cooked - there are some recipes here http://www.eattheweeds.com/amelanchier-arborea-busting-out-all-over-2/ 

Anybody know anything about cucamelons?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:04

We had an earlier thread about these - it may be helpful

 http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/fruit-and-veg/cucamelons/99782.html 

changing user name

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 12:43

You'll just get called Basil ............... or Mr Derek 

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