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Naughty Frost!

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:54

That's the problem with having a mild winter  - plants get a bit ahead and then this happens 

chestnut tree

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:42

Are these the ones http://www.amazon.com/5-6-ft-Chinese-Chestnut-Tree/dp/B00DG7X9FC 

If you read the information more carefully you'll see that they're supplied at 5-6ft tall - they grow to 40 - 60 ft.  

Advice with a clear exterior wood varnish to protect cut logs please??

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:37

Varnish will make them slippery when wet - I agree with Dave - go for a good exterior wood stain - the sort you use on fences. 

Lemon Tree

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:27

Snoodle - give Wyvale at Sprowston a ring - I've seen them there on several occasions. 

Identify this bug?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:20

Fascinating Dave - thank you for that - I used to do a bit of coarse river fishing in upper reaches of the Deben when I was a teenager (rudd and roach etc) and love being by English rivers, and I've always thought I'd love to try fly-fishing but it's never happened.  I'm fascinated by the art of tying flies.  

Naughty Frost!

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:15

They'll recover, but it'll set them back a bit. they could have done with being earthed up.  I'd do it now.  

Keep an eye on the weather forecasts and if there's a frost forecast and there's any greenery showing earth up some more and even pop some fleece or newspaper over. 

Early flowering plants for butterflies?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 16:44

Aubretia's very easy to control - so many things get labelled as invasive quite needlessly, all that's needed is a bit of gardening! 

What sort of butterfly is visiting your firepit?

Identify this bug?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 16:33

Ah - how interesting - do they usually come with the lump or is that a problem for it?

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 16:05

I use barley straw extract which is available at most aquatic centres and on the internet - I find it is very effective 

Powerdy Mildew on honeysuckle

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 16:03

It needs watering - in my experience honeysuckle develops powdery mildew when it it dry at the roots.  Although they are woodland plants, in the wild I find them in damp woodlands rather than dry ones.  Give it a good soaking, a large bucketful once a week. 

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