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What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:49

Thanks Dove, so it may or may not be any good. Think I will leave it until the spring and see what happens. Thank you

And I do know its NOT Jap Knotweed!

Talkback: How to make a bumblebee nest

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:40

lol Dove wonder if his feet got drilled

What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:36

Does anyone jnow what this shrubby plant is? It hasn't done anything since we moved here in February except grown bigger and bigger. It was very straggly when we first got here. It's now about 7 or 8 feet tall and my fiancé is now bored if it and threatening to cut it down! I don't want to chop it in case its something beautiful which flowers on previous year's growth (or somesuch). Can anyone shed any light?


Anyone know the name of this?

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 14:40

Gosh, I never realised it was something so common. Thank you so much Dove, really appreciated

Anyone know the name of this?

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 13:24

Please can someone tell me the name of this plant? It flowers in late summer (still some flowers now in fact) and is really pretty. It grows to around 18inch and the flowers don't last all that long. The stems tend to fall over, if that's any help!


Drunk wasps all over my fallen apples - advice needed!

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 15:21

Starlings aww how sweet  

The apples seem to fall in the middle of the night Alina! I'm trying my best though

Drunk wasps all over my fallen apples - advice needed!

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 12:25

We have 2 apple trees, one eating and one cooking apple. The fallen eating apples are all over the garden path and are understandably attracting LOTS of wasps. (They're not interested in the cookers at all!) I've been trying to pick up the fallen apples but often they contain loads of wasps inside where they've been eating the inside out (I counted 16 crawling out of one small apple..*shudder*).I know it's only a matter of time before I get stung. The wasps are pretty intoxicated from the fermenting fruit and I have a feeling they're not happy drunks!

Have others had this problem? What's the best thing to do... Just keep removing the fallen apples into my green bag and hope nobody gets stung? Move the fallen apples elsewhere in the garden to let them carry on their drunken merriment? Use a wasp catcher (or will this make them worse?)

Any sage advice greatly appreciated.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 14:58

Having looked at suggestion of Salix/Willow I would say 2 and 3 are probably that. In which case they will be coming out! Thanks for the help everyone. Really really usful as usual


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 19:52

Silver surfer, thank you so much. That looks exactly what it is. I havent noticed any scent yet, but flowers are out quite yet.


Any ideas on the other 2? x


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 08:07

Addict says trees, Nutcutlet says not trees... Eek. Any more ideas? x

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