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Prunus has lost all its leaves

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:37

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I think the problem may well be down to fungal infections - a lot of it about this year.  Rake up the leaves and burn.  Should be fine next year, a good sharp frost would help


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:34
MrsGarden wrote (see)
Lovely sunny, dry but windy day. Nursing a very sore finger today, trapped it in the new bifold sliding patio door posh thing yesterday. So sore it made me cry! Not known to be a wuss normally! Can't bend it, kills like heck if i try to use it. Not helped by also nursing a hangover.

Poor you!  ((hugs)) You obviously need a hair of the dog!

Rat spotted

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:32

When I had a similar problem I got a rat bait station and the appropriate bait and placed it in undergrowth along the bottom of the boundary fence (rats like to travel alongside walls/fences - they don't like crossing open ground). 

The problem was solved in a few days and we've not been troubled since. 

Until you've got the problem sorted, restrict the bird food to fat blocks, peanuts and coconut halves on a shepherd's crook pole that the rats can't climb.

Good luck.

Anyone recognise this mysterious seedling?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:26

I'm thinking of the annual one WO, we call them both Dog's Mercury around here, but it probably has another name.  The annual one has shiny leaves doesn't it\?

Anyone recognise this mysterious seedling?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:16

Yes, not good for you to eat it, but I don't suppose you would, would you?

I think you'd have to eat quite a lot for it to finish you off.  People have recovered from eating it.  It grew everywhere that I played when I was a child. I'm still here.

Info here

Anyone recognise this mysterious seedling?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:02

It looks to me like the annual weed Dog's Mercury.


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 12:52

Well, the sky is blue so there's another load of washing  blowing energetically on the line, and I'm pleased to report that the woodpigeons do not appear to have spotted the cabbage plants yet.  I've been keeping them away from the broccoli by sticking some sparkly seaside windmills amongst them - I could do with getting some more.

Anyone recognise this mysterious seedling?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 12:48

Is the stem square or hairy?

willow trees

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 12:48

Bob, could you post a photo or two for us to have a look at please

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Free Seeds

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 12:04

I've got mine  

If someone is removing them the newsagent should look into it surely. 

If I were you I'd email the Magazine Team at this address

Good luck

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