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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

eating nibbled radish

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 16:03

I've been doing it all my life and I've reached retirement age 

Dwarf apple tree

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 15:40

I wouldn't net the tree - netting trees is really dangerous for birds - unless you notice that the fruit is being damaged - I think the only birds that would go for apples are blackbirds and I don't think they'd perch in a dwarf fruit tree.

In my experience they usually only go after really ripe apples anyway, so the solution will be to pick them 


black spots on bush

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 14:32

I think it's likely to be the result of stress due to a waterlogged winter.  The new leaves look fine.  

Cherry blossom

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 14:22

It's a pleasure Tomatolover - hopefully you'll be enjoying your cherry tree for a good few years yet.

If you've got any more questions please don't hesitate to ask 

Wildlife pond

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 14:11

We want one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What's eating my peas please?

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 14:10

I suspect that it's pea/bean weevils - I've never been troubled by them (and neither have my peas ) but I've been told by others that they only attack the lower leaves, so the sooner you can encourage your peas to climb up some sticks and/or netting the better. 


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 14:06

Hi Marion - you should be able to post a thank you on your own thread - if there's a problem ask us again 

Cherry blossom

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 13:10

No, don't hard prune or even 'cut back' - just take out any dead or diseased wood and crossing branches.  Dont do it until late June/early July or you'll  run the risk of it contracting Silver Leaf Disease. 

It certainly looks ok from here and its shape works really well with the foliage around it - but as it's obviously been around a few years it can probably do with some tlc and a good feed like the rest of us, and like the rest of us the bark gets a little craggy as we get older too. 

It won't last for ever, but treating it well will keep it going a while longer I'm sure 

Wildlife pond

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 13:05

We've just been watching Diving Beetle larvae eating gnat larvae, a pair of red Damsel flies mating and laying eggs on the pondweed, and a Hoverfly larvae just mooching about doing whatever it is they like to do. 

chestnut tree

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 12:53

Me too 

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