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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

Bramble invasion

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 15:41

Which fence is the legal boundary between the gardens?

drunken Blue Atlas Cedar

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 15:38


I didn't realise that this was the weeping variety. I thought you were just being poetic when you referred to the weeping branches, as the normal species' branches tend to hang downwards a bit. So in respect of your tree I withdraw my comments!

drunken Blue Atlas Cedar

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 08:31


The uncomfortable feeling that I would have about this tree is that it will become enormous, and surprisingly quickly. Think about whether it's the right tree in that location, while you've still got a view and it's easy to do something about it!



Posted: 11/08/2012 at 08:51

Having broken a tooth on a stone in someone's damson jam, I can say that the joy of harvesting from the hedgerows was severely diminished! Please do take care.

Talkback: Wet weather and wildlife

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 08:52

Interesting to consider whether this Sparrowhawk might have been a Hobby.


Deer damage

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 08:49

A lot depends how much damage the deer have done to the bark.

Replanting between leylandii stumps

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 08:48


If the trees are as small as you say, all you need is a willing person with a bit of muscle and they could dig them all out in a morning and leave you with clear ground. Then you need a midi-skip for the day, and if there's any space left in it you can throw in any other stuff you don't need.


Another plant ID

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 15:53

Is it Valerian?

Flying Ants

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 20:43


There aren't all that many dragonflies in this country, so it should be easy to get close. Most have more or less transparent wings. Whereabouts are you in the country? Was the abdomen of the dragonfly long, straight, round and fairly narrow, or was it more flattened (pea-pod shaped) and wider nearer the wings and tapering towards the back end?


alder leaf disease

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 20:22

I don't think any treatment is either necessary or possible. Normally healthy trees don't have a problem with galls. I'll rephrase that - they won't suffer ill effects!

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