Latest posts by Haisie


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 09:07

I know a family who have been growers of tomatoes for years - in the same old farming community and the old lady told me that the old farmers would not socialise with potato farmers and they physically kept themselves apart. It made me chuckle and was a lovely story.


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 09:02

Waterbutts, it's been in my garden for about 12 years and I keep it shaped into a large ball about 5ft high and wide. About 50% of its leaves have been munched in some way (holes) - just never seen that before and I am worried that more will go - but only about 20% are now lace.


nutcutlet, I am only frightened of spiders in my house and not at all in the garden. If spiders come in then I am afraid that they are sucked up the hover. It's either that or they live here and I move out. i was bitten by a horsefly for the first time last year and I will never forget it! Nasty, devil-sent creatures.


Thank you both for your replies


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 14:42

Oh no! I don't want to kill any goodies! Will let them get on with it then. Do you not do anything to anything bad aat all in your garden, nucutlet? What if something really terrible is eating your plants? Do you just squash em?


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 10:57

Sorry, I had to email the pic from my iPad to my laptop and then use it for my profile pic. Getting confused!


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 10:55

Hi Fairygirl,

This is Sambucus Nigra the orginal type I think. I have the black lace further along the fence. I had to email the pic from my laptop and then save it and then use the pic from my laptop for my profile pic thing. But I can upload pictures from my iPad for general use! Weird.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 10:45

 Fairy girl, just experimenting! This is a plant I love. I have trimmed the bottom of it as it was just getting too large and now it looks so beautiful. This was taken a couple of months ago. Chicken wire stops my cats scratching it. Sorry, I know that this is the wrong thread to put this on. But just trying to find out how to upload pictures.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 09:00

Could anyone tell me what is eating my dogwood this year? It's never been attacked like this before. I have looked on the pest section of this site and it looks like it is the vaburnum beatle. It's stripping the leaves, leaving them like fine lace but some leaves with holes presumably until the little munchers eat the rest of it. When I read about pest control sprays, I find it confusing as it will often say a spray that contains a certain chemical. But where do you buy these sprays from? Will a general brand do? And, if so, which brand is good? Or do you have to have a range of sprays and potions to control? I don't like using chemicals but, I suppose sometimes you have to.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 08:18

Ha, thanks Fairygirl. I have learnt a lot already, and by reading others' posts - such a great site! I have an iPad with lots of pictures of my garden on it - will try to find out how to do that later. Just found the smiley button  and the font buttons  - whoops and the 'take your typing back' button. Not as thick as I sound, honest!


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 07:59

Fairygirl, thanks. I have not been on this site long, although accessed the site for years and now wish I'dve joined this forum a long time ago. I've worked hard on my garden for 15 years. When I bought my house it had 18 Llandi (sp?) trees stripping and sucking up all the goodness - they were a mess. And through so many mistakes, I now have quite a nice garden. And now, I am getting my confidence up. I've made many expensive mistakes with plants - planting them in the wrong places, etc. I will move on to the next step of uploading pictures onto this soon - recently changed my name on this, I was Janet Salisbury and you helped me with some advice with my first post earlier this week.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 07:51

little-ann, it is my 'pink frilly thing' that has no insects on it either - don't like that one as it looks like something out of an old Victorian painting - somber!

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