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Help identify plant please

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 10:06

Hi Grey Squirrel 

It's Phytolacca americana - Pokeweed - as with many garden plants it can be toxic, although if properly treated it can be used medicinally. 

Brown rot on victoria plum tree

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 10:03

If there are fruits that are partially damaged, you can salvage the undamaged portions and use them for plum chutney or even a delicious Chinese style plum sauce http://eatingrichly.com/09/traditional-chinese-plum-sauce-from-scratch/ - I've done this and it was fine.

Good luck 

Cutting back of Elm Hedge

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 08:43

How lovely to have a healthy elm hedge.  I'm from East Anglia where we lost all our mature elms to Dutch Elm disease - younger elm growth seems not to get infected, so it is important that elm hedges are managed properly to keep the growth young and disease free.

This http://www.dedhamvalestourvalley.org/assets/Publications/Biodiversity/Elm-hedgerows.pdf has lots of information which should be useful.

Good luck - it would be interesting to hear how it goes.

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 08:34

Harvest mice are very scarce - I've never seen one in the wild.  

Wood/field mice are quite different to house mice when you look properly - what colour is the corpse's chest and belly fur?

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 08:16

Field mice are white-ish underneath and that does look a bit robust for a field mouse.

I'd go for house mouse - have a look on here

 http://www.northpennines.org.uk/Lists/DocumentLibrary/Attachments/183/Small_Mammal_ID_guide.pdf 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 07:34

Morning Bekkie 

I didn't know that TM were on the list of options - you get so much bumf with the clubcard nowadays I rarely read it all 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 06:40

Good morning all   Wall to wall blue skies here this morning and it looks as if we've another lovely day ahead  

Today will involve visiting the farm shop ,  cleaning the bathroom , a bit of garden tidying  and roasting a chicken  - otherwise I shall conserve my energy - I have a busy week ahead of me, being entertained by an almost teenage niece!

Glad you had a lovely trip BL - that garden looks gorgeous 

petrol strimmers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 06:30

AWB - check out the post from Evil Homer on this site before filling the petrol tank  http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/titan-petrol-2-1-hedge-grass-strimmer-59-99-screwfix-1966446 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 20:47

Lily  I don't remember getting an email from you lately - I would have answered it I'm sure ... 

I shall check ................. 

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