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Black currant bushes

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 14:18

Hi Edd I have taken the fruit off, but because it was so heavy the branches are now touching the ground. Is it likely to spring back or as per Verdun need to chp it back? These bushes I have to admit have not been touched for at least ten years

Black currant bushes

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 13:53

Hi everyone, I know that you all can help me, I followed the instructions in the gardeners world magazine to cut the thickness stems out, what I need help on is that I have branches which are falling over onto the ground. Should I cut them back or do I just need to tie the stems together. I have had a fantastic crop this year approx 10lb I weight of berries. Thanks for any advice you can give me

Stopping ants climbing cherry tree

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:14

Hi everyone, I have been using the molasses on the tree for quite a few weeks, unfortunately I have noticed that the ants seems to have grown tolerant to the mixture And are again starting to leave the aphid larvae again.

I would like to try the ash, but at present I don't have any, so I will try the white vinegar next and also ask my neighbour for his ashes as I know that they have a fire going today.

Stopping ants climbing cherry tree

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 08:14

To Edd, thank you for your tip concerning the molasses, to date no ant and no aphids are climbing my cherry tree.  I will keep a check and apply again if needed.

Identify attached plant

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 20:36

I visited my friend and she informed me it has never flowered, only that the end of the leaves turn to a pinky purple in late summer. Hope this is helpful

Identify attached plant

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 15:50

Hi everyone I am going down tonight so I will have look, also I will ask her what the flower looks like. I have had a look at various pictures on Google, it looks similar but the leaves are tightly packed, and these seem to splay out wards.

Identify attached plant

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 14:50

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Hi everyone you have all been so helpful to me, can anyone identify the attached plant for me.  it is growing around a rose bush and comes up every year.  this plant is at a friends garden and we have no idea what it is.

Stopping ants climbing cherry tree

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 08:53

Hi Edd, where can I get Blackstrap molasses from as I would to try this product, also what is the ratio mixture of water to molasses.  thanks for your help

Stopping ants climbing cherry tree

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 22:27

Hi all you lovely gardeners, I am trying to find a way to stop the ants climbing my cherry tree.  I have used a grease band last year, but they found a way underneath it, so I tried grease eg vasoline type. This worked for a time, but found that I had to renewing it often. I try not to use manufactured chemicals as I would like to keep my garden as environmentally friendly as possible  Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks for any help you can offer me.

When to cut the wild flowers and meadow

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 17:27

Just reread you last comment nutcutlet I'm definately heavy enough to imitate cows tredding on the ground! Should be good fun.

At last I have found a job I can do in the garden, I managed to grow some lupins from seed, a gorgous deep blue in colour, going to repot them into bigger containers, put them with all the other pots, then in approx two weeks when I am allowed to kneel, I will put them all in the garden. In the meantime, I will get my cup of tea, watch the birds and think of all you gardeners while sitting on my swing.

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Discussions started by Lynda 5

Black currant bushes

Help in cutting back bushes 
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Identify attached plant

identifying attached plant 
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Stopping ants climbing cherry tree

Ants distributing aphid larvae up tree 
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When to cut the wild flowers and meadow

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Pot bound house plant

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