Jeanne F

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dying amelanchier canadensis

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 14:21
I have a 40 year old Amelanchier Canadensis which is looking very poor, leaves dropping off and many dead branches. At the base of the trunk there are two plate-like fungi, white and hard and about five inches across. Is the tree simply dying from old age or is this yet another disease of trees? would it be safe to plant another tree in its place? Any suggestions would be welcome.

Mystery Plants from inherited garden

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 12:44

First shrub almost certainly a cotoneaster. Much loved by bees then in January has lots of red berries that are much loved by blackbirds. Will take some quite heavy pruning to keep it in check but troublefree. The orange flower is a mimulus which likes thigs to be damp and finally, yes, it is a buddleia. Not sure about the blue flowers.

Diseased apple tree

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 11:54
I have a 35 year old Cox's apple tree and throughout this summer the bark has been falling off in pieces about six inches square. The tree still has plenty of leaves, cropped quite well and has put on growth as usual. Is it doomed, if so what is the cause and would it be ok to plant another apple tree in the same place?

Great Diving Beetle

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 11:21

Many thanks Robot, especially for your superb photos. As you suggested, I can see now that they are actually dragonfly larvae so I shall leave them in peace and await developments. It is great to see so many responses offering good advice, I know where to come next time I have a problem. Many thanks to all who replied

Edit facility not working

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 13:25

I have been unable to enter the details about my garden, size, type etc. Is it a fault or is it me?

Great Diving Beetle

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 12:03

I have a small pond containing several larvae of the Great Diving Beetle. I have read that this is quite a vicious predator.I also have newts in the pond. Will this beetle attack them and should I therefore remove the larvae and relocate them elsewhere?

Invasive climbing weed, can anyone identify

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 10:40

I think it is most likely White Bryony

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dying amelanchier canadensis

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Diseased apple tree

Bark is falling off on one side 
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Great Diving Beetle

Larvae of Great Diving Beetles 
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