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Orange bubbly mould on tree stump

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 21:01

Hi Judie 

Can you start a new thread about your leafless Jasmine - that way people will see it.  this thread's title is about mould on a tree stump and the Jasmine growers won't know about your query. 

Help mutant Brussel Sprout

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 20:58

Where is it  growing?

new to allotment growing

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 20:56

It's not access so much as a real danger of entanglement which can be such a problem for small mammals and birds - hedgehogs in particular can get their prickles entangled in netting and there they perish  - netting should be well up and off the ground all around in the winter.  

Boards (like gravel boards) can be put around the outside bottom of a fruit cage and secured with wooden 'pegs' so that hedgehogs and birds don't get tangled in the bottom 12" or so of the fruit cage. 

Give that hubby a pat on the back 


Posted: 06/05/2014 at 20:51

Doc, haven't you been watching the Great British Menu?  Phrase of the week so far - Less is More!!! 

I like snakes 

Donate for us 1940's garden?

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 20:47

That's brilliant - thanks Michael




World Naked Gardening Day

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 20:43

Is that all Mike ................................. ??? 

Lemon Tree

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 20:42

Do that - I'm usually free on a Saturday 

Where are YOU?

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 20:40

Welcome Smallswan 

Have you seen this thread? 

We have been sending seeds, seedlings and plants to help gardeners in Somerset whose gardens have been damaged by the floods. 

new to allotment growing

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 20:36

Be careful to pull the netting taut so that birds cannot get tangled in it - every year birds die because they are tangled in fruit netting.

And if you're rolling it down in the winter be sure that it can't trap small mammals and hedgehogs. 

Donate for us 1940's garden?

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 20:10

Hi Michael - I've read a little bit about Manor Oak Farm online - it's in Sheffield isn't it?  - it sounds a good place.  Are you doing vegetable gardens or flower gardens or both?


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