Heather Michaels


Latest posts by Heather Michaels

Oak tree problems

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 15:26

Well that's good to know, thanks very much Edd

 

Trouble loading pictures

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 15:24

Thanks for the input everyone. I'll try just pressing the button and see if the pictures appear when I post and if they don't I'll look like a total idiot and start again!

Tomatoes

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 13:29

I am never trying to grow tomatoes outdoors in the UK again. Not great last year and this year total disaster. Will stick to buying them in the shops 

 

Shrub ID - Best time for harsh cut back??

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 13:19

I have a beautiful Barbaris in my garden. Or what was a beautiful Barbaris. Unfriendly winds got the better of it this year, it grows at an angle as it was planted on a sloping bank and several batterings of the wind later it was almost touching the ground it had leaned so much so unfortunately I had to give it a really harsh cut back, I'm just hoping it still gives me some of that glorious pink colour next year

 

Oak tree problems

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 13:14

I've noticed in my garden that we have an awful lot of really unhealthy looking leaves on some of the trees, in particular the Oak and the Sycamore. Covered in horrible big black spots is the Sycamore and the Oak is covered in lumpy brown wart like lumps. Just about every leaf I can see on each tree. I don't know what all that's about, they seemed OK last year, maybe weather? Or do they have some horrible disease. The other trees I am seeing dying off in their multiples (not in my garden) are Chestnut trees. Row upon row upon row of them. All brown and dried up and dead already or well on their way. I saw something on TV a few months ago about the fate of a lot of Chestnut trees but I don't know anything about Oak or Sycamore. The Sycamores in my garden I could live without if I'm honest, horrible little breeders they are, but the Oaks I love. Any ideas anyone? 

what is it?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 13:08

Sorry Jennifer I can't blow up the pics to get a closer look, I get a blank page instead. I'm also having trouble loading pictures however so I don't know if this is a GW problem right now or not.

Trouble loading pictures

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 13:06

Hi everyone, is anyone else having trouble loading up pictures today? I've tried twice now on two different computers on two different operating systems and I'm getting the same thing each time, inside the box where the picture should be is a weeny teeny blue box and that's it. 

Tomatoes

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 13:21

My tomatoes are appaling this year. Barely any fruit and what's there is slow to grow and so far I have precisely 1, yes 1, tomato that actually has any colour other than green. To be honest I'm not going to bother with tomatoes anymore, unless I can grow them under cover, in a controlled environment. The weather in the UK is just too unreliable to grow tomatoes successfully outdoors. Or maybe its just the weather conditions in my garden, which on any given day I swear are completely different to any one elses. This morning for example it was cold enough outside to see your breath. In August?!

Plant IDs

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:39

The leaves do still look like my campanula to me but yours is a much more established plant that mine so its possible its something entirely different with very similar looking leaves. Someone will know for sure.

what is this plant?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:00

Grrr OK nut thanks, I thought it sounded too good to be true!

Discussions started by Heather Michaels

What am I?

Am I a baddie? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 21:14

Trouble loading pictures

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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 15:24

Identification required please

Campanula and Begonia - but which varieties?  
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 20:48

Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 19:18

Is this trying to die?

Cistus Purpurens "Alan Fradd" - Advice Needed Please 
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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 20:50

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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Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 19:28
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