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how do you attach a photo on this forum as its not on any of the icons?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 21:35

Maybe the tree icon should be changed to a camera icon? This seems to stump everyone until its explained.

I need to prune mature apple and pear trees that have not ever been pruned

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 22:30

Summer prune new growth in late August. That way it will make fruiting spurs.

I have hardly ever pruned my worcester tree, and it is laden every year.

I see wild seedling apples at the side of the road that are laden every year and they never get pruned. Maybe we try too hard with pruning, and certainly worry about it too much.

help me

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:47

If the roses are outside, you could try hanging a fat ball over the plant on a string. The blue tits will come for the fat ball,and while they are waiting their turn, they will eat your greenfly as well.

help me

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:45

Very quick. Aphids breed faster than rabbits.

help me

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:41

Aphids (greenfly) often carry viruses which will weaken the plant. They suck the sap of the plant to live, and can produce live young asexually,(without a male) at a rate of knots.

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Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:39

A systemic insecticide such as Provado ultimate bug killer, will keep them off for about six weeks.

help me

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:37

They are greenfly. Pinch them off between finger and thumb, or spray with an insecticide,

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 13:57

The bubble cossies,  I think were prewar. My nan kept them for any grandchildren knocking about. Two of the kids are some of my  14 cousins  My nan had 7 children and 18 grandchildren.

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 13:55

Leadfarmer.  What you can't see is our dog, Blacky. Alsatian x labrador, all black, soft as tripe with us, and kids she knew, but would have a stranger up against a wall as soon as look at him. We never had any bother, and we would go miles in the woods and fields on the edge of town.


Posted: 21/01/2014 at 13:42

Get well soon , Puncdoc.

I had a good tree surgeon to take the dead wood out of the oak trees with the preservation orders on. He took photos of the dead stuff for the council, and spent a day swinging around on harnesses in the tops, wielding a chainsaw. I was very impressed. They also chipped all the stuff they took out which we used for mulch on the garden after stacking for a few months. We are not far from you, I can send you their details if you're interested.  They also did some work on the wood next door, and were careful to leave the trunk of the tree that the woodpeckers nest in alone. All in all , a pretty good firm.

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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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Bug identification please.

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