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Posted: 23/10/2013 at 15:57

It looks like one of those supposedly dwarf conifers that aren't.

Pruning apple tree

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 15:55

RHS advice.

Renovating old trees should be done over a number of years. If you cut too much off at once, it will send up a lot of non fruiting watershoots.

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 15:52

Grandads shed was full of tools and spanners. We weren't allowed in. After he died it took months to sort out. Unfortunately most of the contents seem to have ended up in my dads garage.  Anyone one  want a set of imperial sized   spanners suitable for buses or tanks?

Beech hedge

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 10:32

If you clip it early, it makes new growth which then falls in autumn.  We always cut the beech in August.

Autumn colour

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 22:28

Gorgeous colour david.K.

Acers don't like my garden.....


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 22:13

Verdun, have you grown the Albizia or persian silk tree?



Posted: 22/10/2013 at 22:03

John Masseys garden at the back of Ashwood nurseries.

  The big lemon flowers are heliopsis.

 Or you could get away with lots of exotics such as bananas down there, verdun.

Talkback: Fruit and vegetables - storing apples

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:21

Rats dribble pee all the time, and transmit Weils disease.

I would ditch the lot.

Beech hedge

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:12

You caan buy bareroot whips of beech now for hedging. Plant from now up to March.


Beech hedge

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:05

The OH cuts in in August. It usually retains its leaves until spring,but there is a patch in the dry spot, where all the leaves have droped.

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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

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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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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