Gid Joiner

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Posted: 21/08/2013 at 20:09

Hi, I'm tryig to work out what this is on a large 40-50ft Lime tree, I'm waiting to find out if the brown bits on the white growth are fungal fruiting bodies or just leaves. my question is - do you think this tree is doomed 




Posted: 20/08/2013 at 17:36

Hi Dove that's what i do too, did think it was my fault or this crappy old pc but I'll wait n see what happens, it's no problem as i look in fairly often Thanks all 


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 23:14

Thanks,got to admit i was thinking something else but now know my thinking was wrong,  just as well i  looked back at this as i don't seem to get emailed ,


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 22:54

 Hi folks, I'm sure i knowthe name of this plant but can't find it anywhere, please put me out of my misery 


Posted: 19/08/2013 at 22:32

(Y) well done, good tools & sometimes finding the correct tool is quite often the key to an easier job 

Flag stones on to grass area

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 00:31

If all your doing is putting flags down I'm not sure i would bother taking too much grass off, just enough to get your levels right, you want the wendyhouse to be above or level with the ground, the grass that's left will die back, If your going to dig it out, go 3-5inch, no plastic,you don't want to create a pond underneath, ram hardcore in to near surface level then lay the flags as Fairygirl says with blobs of mortar in each corner & the middle or a layer of sharp sand thats well trodden in & scraped flat with a level & a piece of wood.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 00:06

I agree with Kev, these trenching spades 'grafters' are good, strong with a longish shaft for leverage,I use one for post holes, it will cut through almost anything including stone/bricks, it's long blade & narrow shape helps it get right underneath a plant & into tight areas, I would recomend any gardener to own one, my gardener friend borrowed mine so often i ended up buying one for her  

Plant identification please

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 17:48

Nice one fidgetbones,  

Nicandra physalodes looks very much like this, I'm sure she will be very happy to finally put a name to it, & prob be able to learn more about it, 

Thanks everyone, waterbutts - I hope it comes to you  , 

Plant identification please

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 17:26

Hi, Can you help me, a friend picked up this from somewhere many years ago as a seed head, it has passion fruit type flower but not the right leaves to be that,

She says "It's easy to grow and prolific but can't find it in any of my books"

any suggestions would be much appreciated, Thanks


Im a idiot!

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 22:12

Ok thanks folks when i need new I'll consider these,but as FG says I'd always want to handle them first, I've had the ones i've got for many years & the quality is good,the metal will sharpen nicely & as i said,as a joiner i appreciate good tools, these have done me well, since damaging myself early in the year though I've bought a good pair of loppers,longer handled geared cutters that will do up to 40mm so i don't have to swing on my secateurs,anything over 10mm gets cut with those now, think that's what damaged my arm & not the secateurs, maybe I'm just getting old 

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Plant ID please

Fuschia ???? 
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Plant ID please

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Lime tree with white growth on stems, small brown spots on leaves 
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About 5ft 
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Plant identification please

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Butterfly bush - Budleya

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Hi folks, can you name these please :)

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