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What is invading my lawn

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 16:00

Hi 

The first picture looks like suckers growing up from the roots of your cherry tree.  the best thing to do is just to keep mowing your lawn regularly  as if you try to dig them out it will stimulate the roots to send up more suckers, and if you use a weedkiller the poison will travel back through the roots and kill the tree.

The second picture looks like a hypericum seedling or sucker.  I'd either lift the turn around it and dig it out, replacing the turn and filling in any hollow.  Or alternatively you could carefully paint the leaves with some glyphosate weedkiller and leave the plant to die back.

I'm not sure what's wrong with your pear tree leaves - I'm wondering if it might be the after effects of an aphid infection.  Someone else may know better but I don't think it's anything to get too anxious about. 

Hope that's helpful 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 19:38
No use relying on me to keep you all in check where good-looking young men are concerned - I have form

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 19:28
I'm watching

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 12:31

Right - I'm off to S. Lincs - see you tomorrow folks 

Runner beans

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 12:29

I would mist mid-morning. 

When I water my beans I give them half an hour with the sprinkler on them - they need a real soaking.  If the weather is hot and dry I would do that every day. 

Hope it helps 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 12:09

Sunshine has disappeared here to be replaced by slight drizzle - just after I'd had the sprinkler on the Shady Bank for half an hour.  Everything else has been given a good soaking and OH has his list.

I shall finish packing ........

Runner beans

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 12:02

Misting will help and a jolly good soaking at the roots will help even more.  They need damp toes 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 09:24

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 Welcome Chrissie - here's your coffee 

How long does it take you?

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 08:04

Of course you do Verdun 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 07:52

Good morning KEF 

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