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Help - should I chop down the tree?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 20:11

Well if its any consolation, the people opposite my mums planted a double flowered pink cherry about 1960. It finally got chopped down about 10 years ago when the couple that owned the house all that time died. It was about 12 feet from the front of the house. They had the old style foundations and it never bothered them. Proper concrete pipe drains shouldn't be bothered either.

Butterflies

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 20:08

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 Not a butterfly but next best thing. I'd not seen one of these before.

Another one for the "new bugs this year" list.

Help - should I chop down the tree?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:47

What sort of tree is it?

 How far from the house. or drain

New build houses are usually on concrete rafts and the roots wont affect it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:44

I think I'll put them in bigger pots, and when I pull out the angelicas which I have flowered, they can go in their space in the wildflower/wildlife meadow/prairie bit.

Plug plant offers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:37

The deep polystyrene fish boxes that salmon get delivered to the supermarkets make an ad hoc cold frame with a sheet of glass or plastic over.

 The chemist type ones are good for keeping a couple of cans cold in the car, or getting ice lollies home from the supermarket.

Butterflies

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:28

I saw a red Admiral today. didn't get a photo though. Also I had an emerald green moth resting on my canna leaves.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 19:24

I have some baptisia seedlings to get in. Nut, how much space do you give them?

Butterflies

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 17:36

We had a lot of butterflies early on in the year. I assume they laid eggs and the caterpillars are growing. Some will pupate into butterflies later on this year,others will overwinter as a chrysalis.

Help to ID this?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 14:32

I cant see any eggs. Is it a poppy. It looks like something has nibbled and the poppy has exuded sap which has then gone black. I would leave them alone. If they've finished flowering you could remove them.

is this a Hebe?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 12:35

Callistemon  probably citrinus which is fairly hardy here. also known as the bottle brush plant for obvious reasons.

It comes from Australia, Hebes come from New Zealand.

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