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Heather Michaels

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What am I?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:11

Oh dear! Bad shredder! 

What am I?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:58

Sorry pansy face really not sure. It was here when we took over the tenancy and is clearly quite old and not well tended before we came. I've had to much to do I haven't given it full attention either ashamed to say. I've kept it cut back a little, but it doesn't seem to have improved it much. I'm working with it again now, or trying to but I've been afraid of cutting it back too hard for fear of killing it! And right now I'm thinking that the only thing that would save it is Nut's shredder!



Strictly 2014

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:32

I saw the pairing show. Would love to see Judy Murray stay for a while, I always thought she was a right old battle-axe but I'm warming to her lately. But she was stiff as a board bless her. Whatshername from the Saturdays I think will do very well. For the boys I was really impressed with Jake Wood (him from Eastenders), looked like he could shake the hips a bit. Time will tell, I was a bit tired, maybe it was me swaying and not his hips! Bring it on, can't wait. Missing James Jordan and Robin Windsor this year, but loving Kevin from Grimsby again! 

What am I?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:24


Pansyface - the Chestnut grows and towers above a very large Japonica (variety escapes me just now) which isn't doing well. Didn't last year and is doing even worse this year. Could that be affected by the Fungus? Or could it be just the fact that its so close to the tree that it isn't getting enough nutrients do you think?

Nut - all the neighbourhood mice chewed through all of my Cyclamen and murdered them 

What am I?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:13

Thanks Bob, am feeling a little down about it right now 

What am I?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:12

Will do Edd. Will post tomorrow along with the pics of my oak leaves! Thank you again, you are very knowledgeable. I am learning but I have a long way to go. 

What am I?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:09

Dammit! I just had this awful sinking feeling when I saw it. OK thanks to both of you, I will be mentioning it to the landlady when I see her, and muse over the possibility of a beautiful, grand, 40 odd foot tall Chestnut tree (which perversely this year is absolutely bursting with Chestnuts) having to come down in the not too distant future. Not a happy bunny 

What am I?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:05

Oh I don't like the sound of that Dove. Is it Honey Fungus?


What am I?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:00

Hello everyone, I would appreciate it if someone could identify the fungi growing out of the bark at the base of a rather grand, old and beautiful Chestnut tree that grows in my garden. Its sprung up rapidly over the last couple of days. I know nothing about fungus (other than the fact that various different varieties grow in different places around my garden each autumn), but I know that honey fungus is not good news. Is this honey fungus?

Pics below of the fungus, one I think is a little blurry but hopefully you can id from these (if the pics work, having lots of trouble today).

Thanks in advance


 Fingers crossed these work and you're not looking at a little blue box with a question mark in it!

Oak tree problems

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 19:51

Ed, Joe and everyone else who has contributed here, thank you for your input.. Joe, indeed it seems that the Sycamore's will live (more's the pity!) but I will get some photographs tomorrow of the Oak and will post and would appreciate any further comments. 

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Discussions started by Heather Michaels

What am I?

Am I a baddie? 
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Trouble loading pictures

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Identification required please

Campanula and Begonia - but which varieties?  
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Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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Is this trying to die?

Cistus Purpurens "Alan Fradd" - Advice Needed Please 
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What am I?

Needing an ID please 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 07:42

What are these infiltrators?

I need an ID on these please 
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 16:50

Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Another ID required please 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 16:07

Identification required please

Can someone help me identify these two please? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 12:45

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

What a HUGE topic! 
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Last Post: 21/03/2014 at 10:43

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please. 
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Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 15:21

Where is the best place to look for information on ferns?

Looking for ferns 
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Last Post: 12/02/2014 at 12:28

These guys sprang back up yesterday!

Late Geraniums 
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Last Post: 11/10/2013 at 15:07

My new profile picture

My new profile picture 
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Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 21:12

Absolutely nothing working properly today

Absolutely nothing working properly today 
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