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No Lily Beetle

Posted: Today at 13:19

This year have found no lily beetles on my Snakehead fritillaries and it is way past their usual time. I did check the plants regularly every spring and destryed any I found but am surprised to find none. Do they over winter in the soil? In that case they may have drowned as I grow the plants in the dampest part of the garden and this winter it has been waterlogged at times [Fritillaries look better for that though}.

Plant ID - is it a tree?

Posted: Today at 00:35

Final height is quite variable depending on soil conditions  [the damper it is the bigger it gets] it can reach anything from 25 to 40 ft with a wide spread. Growth rate is fast about 2 ft a year.usually

New look forum

Posted: Yesterday at 23:59

This format is far less user friendly than the old one. Why was their no consultation with forum members about the proposed change?

ID this blossom tree

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 23:46

Might be Prunus 'Ukon', the flowers have that creamy yellow look.

the weed called marestail or horsetail

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 18:57

I have some coming through the stone on the patio area, I just rip it off regularly and though I can't get rid of it the regular destruction of the green growth keeps it weak and it has not proved invasive.

Blueberries and watering

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 19:08

But wouldn't the added acid neutralise the chlorine in the water?

Blueberries and watering

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 18:46

Tap water other than in in soft water areas should not be used on Blueberries due to its alkalinity. However if you added some Lemon juice or vinegar to the water to neutralise the alkaline content wouldn't it then be OK to use on the Blueberries?


Posted: 30/04/2016 at 16:04

Doesn't every garden that is tarmaced over add to the problem of run off that can lead to flooding downstream?  I think that the the present Council tax system should be revised to reflect not simply the financial value of the property but also the environmental impact with the tax reflecting mainly issues such as energy saving factors but also include charging more for properties that generate run off.

Infilling after stump removal

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:53

If tou decide to plant a tree I would suggest you avoid planting another Prunus in case of any disease.

Tree identification

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:50

Definitely Cercidiphyllum japonicum, likes moist soil, ultimate size very dependent on what part of the UK you are in. Here in N.W England they grow to about 30-40 ft eventually, but on good soil ih the south they can reach 60 ft. Good autumn colour and autumn leaves are reputed to have the aroma of burnt sugar though I have never detected it.

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No Lily Beetle

good news 
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Blueberries and watering

Use of tap water 
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slug resistant? 
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Planting Strawberries

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british epiphyte

primrose in a tree 
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Americanisation of younger people 
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plenty of snow here. 
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Care of plants

At discount stores 
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organic pest control

Is it always the best method? 
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buying a new shed

Looking for advice an purchasing a new shed 
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Rockin Blueberry

Blueberry in pot has developed wind rock. 
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