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Please help me identify this really invasive plant!! And how the spread

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 20:37

Horsetail. Bad luck!

 

Blue Butterfly

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 20:36

Is there a picture?

 

Gardens to visit

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 16:11

Tilley,

For next weekend, I know it's right at your 45min limit, but all on A38/M1, have you been to Renishaw Hall, near M1 Barlborough junction. Plenty of benches, sheltered, handy parking, coffee, and a great Italianate garden.

My evening last night - if I didn't laugh I'd have cried!

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 16:04

Veggie!..........speak to us.............veg..............let us know you're OK...........what the......can we do? Phone Terry Wogan, someone.............this is awful..........all that broken glass and cake...............for heaven's sake knock three times, Veg, we're all on hold!

Communal garden - council keeps destroying our plants

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 15:56

Dove has the answer.

hedge ideas for privacy

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 15:43

Christine,

How far is the conifer boundary from your house? Is the neighbour's house on the same level as yours? How wide is the garden? What's in the rest of the garden? Is there a fence as well as the row of trees? Which way is south?

Sawfly and willow trees

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 15:26

Like all insects, sawflies probably have good and not-so-good years. This might be a good period for them (but bad for you). I think you will either have to live with it or start zapping everything in sight, which seems a little unfair on the already depleted insect world.

There are many different sawflies that are hosted by different plants or groups of plants. Willows wouldn't have survived all these thousands of years if the attacks were fatal.

Tree/Shrub identification

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 09:59

Or possibly a Viburnum

Border edging

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 19:14

If the curve is only slight you could use inch-thick tanalised board screwed to 2-inch square oak pegs.

Butterflies

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 19:01

Small Tortoiseshell, I think, Bob. You can see a bit of the blue border on its hindwing and the black and cream shapes on the leading edge of the forewing seem more typical. As you say, not a great example.

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Useful tool

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