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What kind of disease/problem does this rose have?

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 08:11

Was that your straggling/struggling climbing rose?  

Well done, now for new bigger trellis or vine eyes and wires, and feeding and mulching around the bottom, and stand well back 

Unproductive fruit trees ?

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 08:01

From it's shape and the fact that it's flowering at the moment I suspect that the cherry may be the lovely Prunus subhirtilla autumnalis - there are pink and white versions.   - an ornamental rather than a fruiting variety and absolutely gorgeous. Frequently used as a specimen tree in a lawn. 

I agree with Welsh Onion that the red-leaved tree looks more like something ornamental rather than an orchard variety.  

Not sure about the third 'pear' tree.

What is certain is that Bob is absolutely right - clear the land around them, feed and mulch and give them a chance to recover from being starved - if things don't improve in a couple of years then it may be time to replace them.  Photos of blossom may help us with identification later in the year 


Posted: 29/01/2014 at 07:40

Good morning all   It's wet n 'orrid 'ere   Hope to get my walk in later .... am going out later to visit a friend's new house and garden - she's going to be ordering fruit trees 


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:43
Verdun wrote (see)

David K is my uncle and dove is me grandma. 

If I was your grandma Verdun, you'd be going to bed without any supper for that remark!



Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:32

David K is Virtual Uncle to lots of Forkers' Sweet Pea Babies 


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:05
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)
Oops, yes. But you know what I mean and they are cheap ones form Wilkinsons, not expensive prize winning ones.

I'll be off to the naughty step now then

They may not be prize winning ones yet Tracey - but if you enter them in a competition you never know - David K can give you all the tips on showing sweet peas 


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:45
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)
.... it's only Sweet Peas ....


Don't you let David K hear you say that!!! 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:39

Panda, am PMing you, have had an idea 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 18:49

Sounds fine to me 'cos that'll give Panda plenty of time to meet up before we set off for Cambs 


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 18:39

Hello folks - I've had a lovely day thank you - lunch out with OH then shopping at Lakeland, John Lewis, M&S and art suppliers, tea and cake at John Lewis as well 

Fabulous cake BL 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove


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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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