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Frog in Compost

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 19:42

He'll have burrowed his way in underneath

Dogs and Manure

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 19:38

If you think dachshunds eat odd things you should try having a labrador!!! 

A bit of manure won't do him any harm but try to discourage him - you don't want him digging up your plants to get his favourite cocktail snack!!!

What's his name and do we get so see a picture?  Dachshunds are one of my favourite dogs and now that we don't have a pet (other than the wild hedgehogs that visit our garden nightly) I have to get my doggie fix from other gardeners' dogs

hyperlinks in editor

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 19:28

Here you are Nut ...


 

 

Tree ID

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 19:23

I think your tree has had an aphid infestation, probably because of the pruning which has encouraged a lot of tender new growth that aphids like. 

The honeydew secreted by the aphids makes a sticky surface on the leaves and Soody Mould has formed on the stickiness, and then run down the trunk of the tree. 

My suggestion is to leave things as they are.  Don't prune the tree and hopefully there'll be less of an aphid infestation next year.  If you do notice aphids on the tree you can hose most of them off with a jet of water from a hosepipe.  Also encouraging bluetits and great tits by hanging bird feeders and fat balls near the tree will get them and their fledglings to feast on any aphids in your tree.

Don't use an insecticide to try to get rid of the aphids, it'll just kill the ladybirds and wasps that feed on aphids, and create a 'perfect storm' of aphid infestation.

Hope that helps

Mimosa

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 19:16

According to the RHS it 'resents hard pruning'.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/24107/Acacia-dealbata/Details
 

Frog in Compost

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 18:41

Are we sure it's a frog and not a toad - it's more typical toad behaviour - but even if it is, he's happy there so let him stay

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 18:38

My son did the sound for Paul Young for a big concert - think it was in Morocco - he used to have such a glamorous sounding life - thing is he says he never had time to enjoy it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 18:16

Yvie  ((hugs))

re Caravans - you know the competitive ex I was talking about earlier?   He once decided to tow a caravan through central London via Picadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square - when the police stopped him and asked him 'What the h*ck he thought he was doing???" his answer was, 'I like a challenge'.     The police left him in no doubt that unless he followed their instructions immediately he was likely to be lynched by a posse of London cabbies.  We had a police escort out of the city centre and instructions not to do it again!!!   Wonder if Wonky remembers???

Frog in Compost

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 18:00

I agree with Hosta - froggy got in, he'll get out when he wants to - your compost bin will be full of froggy delights, slugs, worms and other invertebrates - he must be in Seventh Heaven. 

8 1/2 ft hollyhock

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 17:47

Are you sure they're flower buds and not seedpods - they can look similar?

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