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Oak Tree shedding leaves

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 10:44

We had a tree surgeon in for the day to take dead and diseased wood out of our tree. Swinging around on ropes like a monkey he found diseased stuff that we couldn't see from the ground. He took photos for the tree preservation people at the council and removed diseased stuff. We were alarmed that a big branch that looked ok from the ground had a large rotting area at the top.   It cost 400 quid,we got a huge pile of chippings to use as  mulch, and peace of mind. There is a preservation order on our trees,but they still have to have diseased wood removed to keep them safe. They should be ok now for 20years or so.

Best runner bean

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 10:13

And the rest of us in the frozen north (instead of sunny verdunland)have only just put the seeds in. Don't worry folks, still plenty of time to plant seeds and get a good harvest. My broad beans at  getting a good set of pods though.

Plant ID please

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 10:05

That's a bit of a prize specimen of a weed. Have  you been feeding it?

Miracle Grow seeds

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 10:02

They did a patch of  these in the local garden centre. They were in desperate need of thinning. Unless you can recognise  the seedlings,you will get nothing like  the picture.

Oak Tree shedding leaves

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 09:59

Is it a big oak or a new tree?

Old trees that have   been pruned can get infected with the bracket fungus through pruning scars. A healthy tree should be able to ward off fungal attack.

  A new  tree may be suffering from wind burn or lack of water.

Best runner bean

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 22:28

I had moonlight and firestorm last year. I'm only growing the moonlight this year,and climbing French bean, sultana.

anybody know what these are ??????

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:39

2nd one Phlomis russeliana. 

the first one a spindleberry...Euonymus europaeus

Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:24

I agree with Dove. I've been pulling quite a lot of it out the hedge today.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:46

We are going to be eating late. I forgot the time, was filthy, needed a bath,so its in the oven now.

Lots of planting done today, four large dahlias that were in large buckets and 3 foot tall just had to go in. Big holes dug, through the clay and down to the shale!!!!

Lots of FYM added and what weed roots I could get out of the claggy bit are out.

Weather has been sunny here all afternoon, as opposed to the forecast which was dire. We cancelled a BBQ that we could have had.

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 16:38

Would Friday 20th be a problem for anyone? or better for some?

 

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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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