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Is my Cherry Blossom tree dying?

Posted: 02/12/2017 at 17:32

Cherry is prone to Honey Fungus. I had to cut down a beautiful cherry tree a few years ago because of this. I also started to lose my privet hedge which is also prone to it. Had to dig out a big section and replace it.

Honey fungus can live on dead tree stumps that might still be in your garden.

Feeding the birds

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 14:22

Just made some bird cake seeing as its getting very cold out there. Lard, dried mealworms, breadcrumbs, raisins etc..

Last edited: 01 December 2017 14:26:19

Feeding the birds

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 01:08
cornelly says:

Stop the squirrels by greasing the feeder poles, Idid this sqirrels foxed.

See original post

 Sadly that doesn't work for feeders in a tree, or hung from above.

Feeding the birds

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 17:32

I stopped using trays under my bird feeders. Whilst they do reduce wastage, I found that they attracted wood pigeons who would sit on them and empty the feeder within hours. Squirrels would also sit on them and empty the feeder within minutes.

Adam Frost - Gardeners World

Posted: 12/09/2017 at 09:53

One thing I didn't like when this years GW went to 1hr slots is the feeling that the BBC appeared to me to be using 'token' people as presenters.

With the nice black lady and the guy in the wheel chair, its as if the BBC are saying "Look at how diverse we are". All it needs if for Nick Bailey to be gay to complete the image. I don't see a need for that in this day and age.

Adam Frost - Gardeners World

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 16:26

Im probably quite the opposite. I love watching the bits filmed in Months' garden, and usually fast forward through everything else. For me, GW is all about Monty and Montys' garden. I love it.

Adam Frost - Gardeners World

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 14:58

I even wondered if we would be following his garden with a view to him taking over as GW presenter at his garden.

Adam Frost - Gardeners World

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 19:09

I see that Adam isn't showing us the development of his new garden on GW like he was last year. I wonder if its because he has since started to run a gardening school from his new house, with GW perhaps not wanting to appear to be supporting one of its presenters business interests?

Its a shame, I was interested in watching it develop.

Last edited: 08 September 2017 19:11:48

Monty Don books

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 17:10

Ive read quite a few Monty Don books, the most recent being his book about the dogs that he has owned during his life - My Family and Other Dogs, which is a lovely read.

His Jewel Garden book is also a very enjoyable read, covering his early life and the creation of his gardens.

And now Ive just preordered his new book - Down to Earth which comes out next month, which I'm looking forward to reading.

I do enjoy his books, he writes well and makes them such an enjoyable read.


Last edited: 01 September 2017 17:12:19

Readly Magazine App

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 13:50

Thanks, such a shame. On that basis I have now cancelled my Readly subscription.

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