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Dovefromabove


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Diseases of trees and shrubs

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:59

The problem seems only to be affecting the young tender growth so my feeling is that it is likely to be aphid damage - they may well have been picked off by the birds and ladybirds by now, but the damage has been done.

However, I'm sure the whips will survive and put on new growth 

chicken resistant plants

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:53

Chickens will trash almost any plant given time, as even if they're not going to eat it, they're innately curious creatures and want to keep having a go.  

When I kept chickens the only things that survived in their large pens were thistles, nettles and elderberry bushes.!  

A friend had Japanese Knotweed in her garden - she build the chicken run around it - 10 years later - no JKW - the chickens had eradicated it! 

Tree

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:50

If the tree has caused damage you need proper legal advice which none of us (as far as I'm aware) are qualified to give.

Check your household insurance - that may give you cover for legal advice in cases like this.

Good luck. 

Tomato leaves curling?

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:46

There are all sorts of causes of stress in tomatoes - my deduction is that as this is only happening with one plant it's not likely to be temperatures - it has to be something that can be a variable e.g. watering.  And as Greathat said they're being watered every day, I think it's likely that is overdoing it.

However, I would treat the aphids with an organic treatment - don't want them to multiply - and they will!!!

Tomato leaves curling?

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:15

Tough love 

Honeysuckle

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:13

Honeysuckles like their roots in the damp shade and their faces in the sunshine - as if they were growing through a hedgerow or at the edge of a woodland.  If a tree has grown up so that the honeysuckle doesn't get any sunshine at the top, that might cause a reduction in flowering.

Garden friends

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:11

Log piles in damp corners and flat slates/stones for him to hide under.  But if he's found your place he obviously thinks it's ok 

slug clear liquid metaldehyde

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 15:09

Most garden centres sell the eco-friendly ones - some actively promote them - look for packs where the active ingredient is ferrous sulphate. 

I've been able to get them from Notcutts. 

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS 1 METRE HIGH LOG ROLL

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 14:12

Not seen any anywhere Andrew.  Have you thought of trying the bamboo screening, or the willow or hazel hurdles http://www.primrose.co.uk/willow-hazel-hurdles-c-65.html?src=scrn_lhc& they come in various heights including approx 1m. 

Good luck 

gladioli

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 14:09

They're on their way Caroline - if you've got healthy leaves you'll get some flowers.  Depending on the variety they flower from July - Sept/Oct.  You've done it right, you just have to be patient 

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