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What is this, please

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 22:36

A mallow or lavatera. It should flower soon. Further pictures would help with identification.

Disposal of snails eggs

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 18:34

If you throw them in the pond, fish will eat them. If not, squash under a foot on a hard surface.

Weird plant

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 18:32

Rudbeckia cherry brandy.

Very worried novice is this a weed

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 21:50

Its definitely a plant. Not sure what it is though. Not a weed I recognise.

However if you didnt plant it, its a weed.

walnut tree

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 21:39


To quote Alan Titchmarsh "Do not prune older trees unless absolutely necessary. They are prone to cavities after severe pruning if the collar at the base of the branch is damaged or stumps are left behind. For this reason it is worth raising the canopy when the tree is still young and keeping the stem clear as it grows.".

Joy Bostock of the RHS says "Established walnuts, whether fruiting or ornamental, are best left unpruned. Where pruning is necessary it is important that the work be undertaken between mid-summer and early autumn and that the branch collar be left intact. Flush cuts that remove the branch collar are prone to decay. Hard pruning is not tolerated. Avoid pruning walnuts in late winter or early spring (January-April) as the sap rises early and the pruning cuts will bleed profusely.".

If it has just started fruiting (nutting?) I would just leave it as it is just getting into its stride.

Just watched Monty Tonight

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 21:34

Well , at least his long suffering wife knows where he is. He's not in the pub or the bookies, although maybe sometimes she wishes...


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 08:23

I have a couple of those nets. They go over any hat. They are very popular in Oz when it is fly season. I cant stand flies around my face.

Blue skies here, so garden here I come.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 08:10

It looks like an early Australian spring there , Pat .

I have done some gardening for a friend near the coast in Western Australia, and while they get no frost, getting plants to establish in what are virtual sand dunes is challenging to say the least. we saw the stand of Wollemi pines in a botanic garden that must be near you. (Relatively speaking)


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 07:59

I use the cheapest bitter from Lidl in the slug pubs. No use wasting  the good stuff on them.

Nibbled raddish

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 07:57

Slugs eat the round  root bit.

Flea beetles eat the leaves.

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any non religious ideas 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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