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unknown plant

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:34

It's also an offence to grow it in the wild or to cause it to spread.  It really is a beast.

The sap really is dangerous - please be careful 

Glyphosate - possible problems?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:21

One of the problems is that there's little government funded research nowadays - it's all funded by the big agri and chemical companies who have axes to grind 


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:07

Hello folks - supper eaten, feet are up, Campari & Soda at elbow, waiting for Springwatch - got to see if Chris Packham appears in my garden looking for Chris the Cuckoo 

Supper was lovely - I'm working my way through the freezer to make way for summer fruits and veg.  Today I defrosted some slices of goose left over from Christmas Day and used them to make these .  OH wants me to make them every day!!!

Panda  - put your feet up 

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 .

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