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Fork Handles

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 15:10

@Geoff, what would a duck do without his new shoes eh. I take it your "beak" has it's orange glow too?    Thanks for explaining, I've never heard that one before.

mystery tree

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 13:52

I have, but I have to say that these were growing in quite wet conditions. Judging from your photo your soil seems to be drier. Beware of suckers and seedlings though because they can spread themselves out rapidly.

Fork Handles

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 13:39

@ Geoff, webbed feet? Now you're puzzling me but you are right that this isn't my time.

@Kate, yes I know, but they are very very busy so need someone else instantly. Mind you, I would have been going to work again tomorrow morning and I don't think they have found another help yet....

Flobear, that's a gorgeous hedgehog you've got there. Lovely!

mystery tree

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 09:51

You are absolutely right. This is Salix caprea or Goat Willow. But you will need to prune it to stay small because eventually it will grow into a 14 m. high tree.

Fork Handles

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 09:33

Good morning all,

Back again after having been ill. Finally the weather is picking up and for the last week or so we've been having loads of sunshine and good temperatures. My strawberries are doing quite well and the first small "crop" was yummie!

So I'm very busy at the moment doing four things at one time ( trying to that is...). The laundry needs washing - second load is in the machine, I will be cleaning the downstairs today, need to pay a lot of bills and the garden is calling me too...mmm, what shall I do first?

I saw that you all have been having the most terrible Summer in ages. Am feeling very sorry for you guys.  Hopefully the weather we're having will come to you soon.

BTW, work has come to an end already due to me being ill so back to square 1 for me.

Rose Disease What is it?

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 11:40

To me this looks like a case of mildew, caused by damp weather.

Acer Griseum problem

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 15:33

Hi Paul,

Acer griseum loves it's soil to be slightly acidic, well-drained and with lots of humus. Many clay soils are too alkaline and very compacted so that could become a problem. Maybe a photo can enlighten us?


Fork Handles

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 06:12

Morning all,

Looking grey still, but hopefully it'll be a nice day. It's going to be warm enough though. We have been promised 25C today.

Off to work in a few minutes, yay!!

Hydrangea macrophylla

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 06:09

Í think the leaves have been battered by wind, rain and cold weather in general. To me this doesn't look like a shortage of potassium.

Fork Handles

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 16:45

@ Geoff, yes you will be passing it.....but only by boat as we're on the other side in the province of Limburg. I do have a very tall step ladder so I 'll try my best that day. You might run into my cousins though, they both have been living there since their studies at the University of Amsterdam.

@ Kate, no I wouldn't want to wear a hat either as they give me headaches, so no Ascot for me then.

OK, dinner time.  

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