fidgetbones


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Shall I carry on with these seedlings?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 22:37

Mine were getting decimated as they came up in Spring. I put crushed baked eggshells around  the crowns, that seemed to help, along with the slug pubs.

The potting shed

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 21:47

If its not fit for purpose, a request for a refund is in order. Failing that, try trading standards dept at the local council. A shed should fit together and be watertight and stay up.

Problem

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 21:40

I don't see any bindweed there.


http://invasivespeciesireland.com/toolkit/invasive-plant-management/terrestrial-plants/japanese-knotweed/


Maybe this will help. I think you can sleep tonight. If its Himalayan honeysuckle, and in the wrong place, spray it with glyphosate.

Problem

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 21:31

It does. Also fennel cut down has hollow stems like that, but feathery foliage. I think JKW usually has red spotty stems, while Leycesteria I have had has smooth green stems like that. I use the hollow stems for bug boxes.

Problem

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 21:22

I think it looks more like a Leycesteria formosa (himalayan honeysuckle) that has been cut down.


Is there any more of it about? Can you show a photo of the whole plant?

Tulips and bulbs advice ☺️

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 11:28

The tomato plant will not survive the winter. Pinch off any flowers now and stop it. It needs to put all its energy into ripening fruit.

Hawthorn

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 08:25

Did it have hawthorn rust this year on the leaves?. I have noticed that part of the hawthorn hedge that had rust has dropped its leaves early. If so ,rake up the leaves and burn or put in council bin. Do not compost, as that only spreads the problem.

Is the Mrs in Peril?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 07:41

I think it's woody nightshade, Solanum dulcamara. A member of the potato family and definitely poisonous. The berries will turn red from green..

Wot is it?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 07:37

It's a walnut. If you break it open, the fleshy bit comes off to reveal the walnut you know inside. The shell may not be fully hardened yet. Planted by a squirrel probably.

Beech problem

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 23:48

Looks like whitefly, a type of aphid. They produce an exudate that turns black as mould grows on it. My beech hedge used to get it most years. I left it alone, it seems to have sorted itself out, or the birds have sorted it. Its not harmful, the leaves drop off anyway soon.

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