Heather Michaels

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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. 

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!


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? 

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