Latest posts by ginagibbs

Serious! Really

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 09:24

Kef, I loved star trek (still do) but only with James T Kirk.and all those planets made polystyrene boulders.

Serious! Really

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 14:37

Bill and Ben the flower pot men!!

Serious! Really

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 09:43

I used to love The Monkeys, had a big crush on Davey Jones (think I was about 6 at the time!!)


Serious! Really

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 12:25

Hey fairy girl did you see the comedy sketch of Singing Ringing tree by The Fast Show, look it up on Youtube!! so funny!

Space family robinson with Dr Smith and the Robot loved it !


something in the air

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 12:20

Well I like it here

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 11:17

I used to spend all my money and spare time riding  and caring for my horse. (garden got a bit neglected in those days) Sadly hes gone to the great paddock in the sky and only ride a friends horse twice a week (no overheads now!)

Garden is now my baby and has never looked better.

honey fungus

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 16:15

Thanks waterbutts. The inflicted tree stands alone in the middle of a lawned area but is near a large cedar and a monkeypuzzle, both of which I would hate to loose. I dont do much with the surrounding area as far as deep digging, so hopefully, if we leave it undisturbed the chestnut can stay.Will get my treeman to look at it anyway.

Like the bottomless bucket idea, will use that to replace the Japonica.

Have a good weekend folks, hope it doesnt rain as forcast!!

honey fungus

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:23

Help!!!!!!  I have just found this thread as i have been researching Honey Fungus. My old pink chestnut tree has it all round the base and its growing out of the bark in places and on the surrounding lawn. I have emailed my tree surgeon to come and have a look. Does any one know how to identify the killer strain? The only dying plant nearby is a Fatisa Japonica, are they suseptable?

Should I remove all of the fungus or will that make matters worse? Worried as it might spread to my surrounding trees.

Winter Reading

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 10:13

Might try the Richard Briers book Kef, sounds good. Its not reading I know, but I just bought the Victorian Kitchen Garden series (BBC) for my long winter night gardening fest!

Robin watch

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 15:48

we have blackbirds that follow us around and they enjoyed keeping my "plastic covered walk in green house free of flies this summer!

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