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Can anyone help me identify this tree / plant please

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:16

Hi Michelle

Can you post a picture please?  Click on the green tree icon on the toolbar and follow instructions ...


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:15

Wonky - somehow I'd never viewed your father as 'Papa Womble' ... gives me a whole new angle on him

BL, thank goodness you've got the leak fixed - hope the bill's not tooooooooooo bad ((hugs)).

Wintersong - who wants a sensible car?  Not me, and certainly not Verdun   I shall be visiting Ma today with my top down

Pauline - been there, done that ... then I went to art school as a mature student - I got my driving confidence back by driving loads of 18 year old lads around Ipswich with them navigating - they knew which lane I should be in etc 'cos they were all learning or had just learned to drive   But BSM do a refresher course for people who don't drive much or who've lost confidence - have a look at it.  Might be fun to do it

Where are the broad beans?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 09:48

Supper last night, gammon steaks, carrots, broad beans and parsley sauce - very yummy .................... sorry, couldn't resist bragging

I'm sure yours will be ready soon

Securing an unstable dry stone wall?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 09:44

Where's Champion Dry Stone Wall Builder Edd when you need him???

East Anglian garden visting

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 09:37

That's somewhere I've been meaning to go, but I've never been - I'm up for it

and I'm pretty flexible datewise.

I'm also planning to take Wonky to East Ruston very soon - not sure quite when - she's never been there and I've never been there at this time of year.  We have to fit it around her work rota but when we have a date, anyone's very welcome to join us

Any well recommended Tree Surgeons?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 08:04

I don't think this was a real query - the poster's website reveals him to be a feelance copy-writer who raises the profiles of clients' businesses by posting links to their websites on various vaguely related forums. 

Check out all his posts - they contain links to businesses in the area where he works.

Not paying for advertising appears tantamount to theft; not to mention exploiting the good nature of members of this forum who try to help.

Not a way to improve his clients' business. 

Honeysuckle won't flower

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:29

My thought too Verdun - honeysuckles grow naturally in damp woodlands and hedgerows - plenty of water needed, especially against a south-facing fence

Tool to clear dead undergrowth/ivy

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:26

An electric rake is designed for removing thatch from lawns - I think that ivy stems would just clog the tines.

A rotavator is a big heavy thing and far more awkward to use than a fork, and you'd have to go over and remove all the ivy by hand anyway after it had been churned up.

Sorry, I know it's not what you want to hear, but I don't think there's an alternative to  digging methodically with a border fork and pulling the roots out by hand - that's how we got rid of ivy from the beds and borders in this garden. 

Good luck - it's cheaper than gym membership and it's out there in the fresh air with the birds - at the moment every time we turn a forkful of soil we're joined by a robin who is feeding his hungry family on the grubs and worms we uncover



Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:04

Morning Chicky   Love the rose - love the vase too - very apt

Is this a weed?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:00

The bees will love the flowers too

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 20:55


Do bees become addicted? 
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