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Posted: 30/05/2014 at 19:09

Chicky - you must've gone more or less past the end of our road!!! 


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 19:07

Hello folks   ((hugs)) G&Ts and chocolates all available here this evening for those who need them 

I got some pricking out done today - back began to ache bending over the table on the terrace so in the end I sat down there in the sunshine with a mug of coffee .

Lots of birds in the garden today - a new visitor is a Dunnock - we've not seen it in this garden before - I think it's started to visit because there's more cover now that the Little Wilderness is thickening up - it's going to get a bit bigger before long too, so that'll make the birds happy.

Can someone please remind me to pick up some plastic pots from the recycle bin at the GC when I go to the farm shop tomorrow

Orange alstromeria

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 18:13

Think I paid £9 for one in a two litre pot.last year. 

Marigolds looking... well weird

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 17:57

Those are so pretty - do yours look like that?

choisya ternata

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 17:56

All the choisyas I've ever known have flowered in the late spring/early summer - I wouldn't give up hope yet - are there no signs of buds at all?

Marigolds looking... well weird

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 17:49

Hi Sweetpea

If you google French Marigolds Images you'll see loads of different types, including a few single ones - do yours look anything like those?

Problem- Coxs Pippin

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 17:28

That looks pretty healthy from here 

What percentage of the leaves are showing damage?

New Allotment

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 17:25

All of the above, but also check for pernicious weeds such as Horse tail, Japanese Knotweed, ground elder and bindweed.  

The second two can be dealt with, but personally I wouldn't take on an allotment with either of the first two.

Also I'd think twice about an allotment bounded by a large hedge or trees - roots can be a real nuisance. 

But ... how exciting!!!  Good luck 

Fungus on my Acer

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 16:46

The picture won't enlarge so I can't see any detail, but I think that might be a bad infestation of scale insects, possibly Horse Chestnut Scale  which can also affect acers. 

Information here 

Problem- Coxs Pippin

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 16:37

How big is your tree and where is it growing?

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