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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Shrivelling fuchsias

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 07:03

I agree with Verdun. We've had a long, mostly dry summer.

water borne diseases

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 07:02

There was a programme on Radio 4 this week about the spread of mosquitos, including possibly malarial ones, as the climate changes. I only caught a bit of it and you've reminded me that I meant to look for it on 'listen again'.

best mower for sloping lawn

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 06:56

Health and Safety is there for a reason - in this case to stop you shredding your feet.

Help needs with decking lights

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 11:24

Go to the supplier that the local electricians use. You might not get wholesale prices, but you will get good advice.

Shrub ID - Best time for harsh cut back??

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 17:36

Berberis gives me a worse reaction when I stab myself with it than any other spiny shrub, and they do have a heck of a lot of spines. I wouldn't have it anywhere where children have access. They're lovely coloured shrubs, though.

Oak tree problems

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 17:29

Heather, the spots on sycamore are Tar-spot Fungus Rhytisma acerinum, an indicator of good air quality.

Hawkmoth

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:50

Your neighbour needs to think a bit more!

Hostas as a delicacy !

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:49

So are hostas.

Jay

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 20:13

Sorry, no photos. It arrives at random times and doesn't stay long enough. We have an oakwood 20m away and we have Jays all the time. They're also very fond of the Golden Hornet crab apples in next door's garden. They last them well into the winter.

Jay

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 14:55

We've got a young Jay who's taken a fancy to the seed pods of Fuchsias. Quite amusing watching it trying to balance on the bendy shoots trying to snatch the pods.

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Jay

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Useful tool

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