Dovefromabove


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Creeper on walnut tree

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 10:27

As I said, just keep an eye on it at the top - maybe get some longhandled loppers to stop it taking over the canopy and it'll be fine.  


I used to have big trees and ivy when I lived in the countryside.  Deeply envious here 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 10:10

Hold onto your hat Hosta 

Creeper on walnut tree

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 10:02

And they will be followed by black berries for the blackbirds and thrushes to feed on throughout the winter 


And of course, ivy covered tree trunks are favourite places for robins and wrens to nest 

Last edited: 20 October 2016 10:04:59

Wrapping Banana Plant for Winter

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 10:00

Hi


I don't think plastic is a good idea - the usual way is to use straw - the info you need is here


 http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-protect-banana-plants-over-winter/ 

Country cottage garden

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 09:53

Garden gnomes are absolutely fine as long as they earn their keep - just lazing around all day with a fishing rod in their hands isn't contributing much - whereas those little chaps with wheelbarrows can do lots of little jobs while you're at work, if you leave them a list 

Tomatoes

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 09:45

1.  Chutney needs to mature for about 3 months before eating.


2.  It takes all sorts but I love the smell of my home when I've been making pickles and chutney.


3. Maybe you're growing too many tomatoes. 

Creeper on walnut tree

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 09:42

Ah, the picture just appeared 


It's ivy.  Brilliant for wildlife.  Unless you want the walnut to be very productive, I'd be tempted to leave the ivy there - just control it to keep it from taking over the tree canopy.  

Creeper on walnut tree

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 09:39

Don't believe everything you learnt in school biology 


As with most things, it depends on context - we need to know more - what sort of creeper, what sort of soil, where are the creeper roots (how close) and what do you want from the walnut tree.


Can you post some photos please, showing the tree and some close ups of the creeper etc.  


HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 09:28

Up, dressed and eating granola and yoghurt - and it's not still the wee small hours - it seems that I'm finally getting the hang of this retirement thingy 


Pdoc - as has been said 


There are no words but we thank the gods for people like you.  The things you'll have seen make our little trials and tribulations pale into insignificance. 


Coffee anyone? 

Camille leaves

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 07:39

Did you use an ericaceous potting medium/soil and rainwater only for watering?  Camellias cannot tolerate lime. 

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