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Help!!!!

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 21:23

Charles Darwin was an amateur naturalist.

 He studied Medicine at Edimburgh, and for the ministry at Cambridge, but lost interest in both. He did have a private income, which enabled him to pursue his interests.

GH tom bed...

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 10:07

The rickvan man channel is quite entertaining.He is obviously a beginner in the gardening area, but his presentation skills, as a one man presenter, cameraman, soundman, etc, are really good.perhaps if the beeb are looking for new talent, they could combine someone with good gardening techniques, with someone with good presentation skills.

Help!!!!

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 10:03

If you press on the green arrow under latest post, on each individual thread, it will bring you to the last page of that thread.

Plant ID

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 09:31

Is it abutilon megapotamicum? Is that the flower bud?

 

Plant ID

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 09:26

Not a Brugmansia.

What's this fatty?

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 23:33

They look like the dreaded  vine weevil grubs. They will chew through all your roots. Pick them out and feed to the birds or drown them  in boiling water.

silly quotes

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 22:32

Pull the other one, it's got bells on.

Ivy climbing on neighbour's wall

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 22:07

We have ivy all over the place. It was growing up the garage wall. I cut it at the base and let it wither. It was getting too high up in the oak tree. I cleared an area at the base of the tree. All the ivy up the tree has died and fallen off. I dont see what their problem is. they can cut it and peel it themselves. If you try and peel it off while it is still alive, the aerial roots (suckers) will pull off mortar and leave a right mess.  A lot of mine is common stuff that creeps in from the wood next door. I  don't expect the owners of the wood to clear it, I do it myself. Where it is causing no problem,  I leave it for the birds and insects.

Ivy climbing on neighbour's wall

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 21:41

I would have thought it the same as overhanging branches of trees. If they want to cut it back they can, but you do not have to pay for it. Ivy running up a wall is easy to control. Take a pair of loppers and cut it through at the base. It will then die above that point. It will release its hold on the wall and it will peel off easily. If you did not actually plant ivy against their wall, it could just as easily be weed ivy on their side.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 17:53

gardengirl, I have PM'd you.

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