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infestation

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 13:55

The tree is an elder.  The insects are aphids.  

Ladybirds and bluetits deal with the aphids in this garden, or you can use an organic spray or mix up a weak solution of Ecover washing up liquid and spray them with that.

However, I don't think they'll do much harm to your elder tree and they'll provide food for baby birds.  I'd leave them alone. 

What plant is this please?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 13:52

They can vary, up to 2-3ft high and the same across depending on the space they have, sunlight and soil, but in poor conditions they don't grow anything like as big as that.  

uploading images

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 13:26

Great to see them Peat B

What plant is this please?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 13:24

They look like ornamental poppy seedlings

Plant identity?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 13:17

Can we see more of how it is growing please?  The whole plant 

Potatoes

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 12:50

To post a picture on here click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you   type your post and follow the instructions. 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 12:45

Pencil me in 

Rose suckers?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 12:44

Not so sure David - Ballerina is one of the David Austin roses and many of them throw up shoots from below ground - they're not suckers.   Another member of the forum removed just such shoots only to be told by a member of DA staff that they were not suckers.

David Austin staff are very happy to give advice and can be contacted here  http://www.davidaustinroses.com/english/Advanced.asp?PageId=1989 

Laurel Hedge

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 11:36

Untended field hedges containing blackthorn will get wider over the years as the blackthorn suckers - when we bought our smallholding some of the hedges were over 15ft wide where they'd encroached onto the meadows.  However, the line of the original hedge is easy to see.  

Your neighbour is attempting to pull a fast one 

My Profile.

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 10:31

Just a thought - the mind boggles at the post Mike might get following his op 

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