pennypat


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Bug troubles

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 16:03

help please I have some apple trees in containers in a south facing alcove, but they seem to be attracting (what I thought was woolly aphid) but I may be very wrong....


it is a white fluffy stuff not very large but seems to like the areas where the young shoots come off the branches as well as the branches themselves. I have tried using a bug spray as there weren't too many but it just keeps coming back!!!!


also where some of it was the bark of that branch appears to have split but the growth doesn't appear to be affected yet...


all ideas/suggestions very welcome please 


ta penny

Moving roses.

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 18:26

Please can anyone out there help me?


I am moving house and have some rose bushes that have great sentimental value to me and would like to take them with me.


How can I move them without causing too many problems?


All ideas welcomed


Thanks 

Moving roses.

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 18:26

Please can anyone out there help me?


I am moving house and have some rose bushes that have great sentimental value to me and would like to take them with me.


How can I move them without causing too many problems?


All ideas welcomed


Thanks 

What's this?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 17:55

Can you cook with it?

What's this?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 17:53

thank you so much,that is it!!! It's so beautiful I would love to put it in my garden is this a good idea?

What's this?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 17:29

Looked it up on google and the plant head doesn't look the same it looks flatter in their photo, the stem looks like a grass or bamboo with bumps where you would expect leaves to come from. Will still keep searching thanks for your input 

What's this?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 17:07

Any one out there know what this is? It's not a dandelion!!!!

Bark problems

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 15:09

Can anyone help? I have two apple trees (in different parts of the city) and both appear to have the same problem.


the bark appears very thin and cracked in places almost as if the trees have been "ringed" this has caused them to die.


one got badly scorched of the allotment last summer but the second is in a large pot at home. On cutting the dead wood off it was obvious looking at the cross section that 80% of the area was dead. This tree has begun to shoot below the split bark.


my question is what is it and how do I deal with it? 


All help gratefully received, many thanks Penny.

Bark problems

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 15:08

Can anyone help? I have two apple trees (in different parts of the city) andbothappear to have the same problem.


the bark appears very thin and cracked in places almost as if the trees have been "ringed" this has caused the to die.


one got badly scorched of the allotmentlast summer but the second is in a large pot at home. On cutting the dead wood off it was obvious lookingat the cross section that 80% of the area was dead. This tree has begun to shoot below the split bark.


my question is what is it and how do I deal with it? 


All help gratefully received, many thanks Penny.

Has any one made a gardening cake before

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 17:38

Just believe you can do it and it will be fine....love to see a photo of the finished article please xx

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Discussions started by pennypat

Bug troubles

Apple tree issues 
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Moving roses.

 
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Moving roses.

 
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Last Post: 04/07/2016 at 18:26

What's this?

Saw a plant in the verge near Sarston in the Cotswolds that looked like a huge dandelion head on a grass/bamboo type of stalk. It was beautiful any ideas on what it could be ? Photo below. 
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Bark problems

Apples 
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Bark problems

Apples 
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Lawn problems

Yellow fungus 
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Lawn problems

Yellow fungus 
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Victoria plum problems

Flowers but no fruit set 
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Soil problems

What do I do now? 
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Last Post: 27/02/2014 at 19:01

spots on spuds

tiny white spots on the tubers 
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Last Post: 24/06/2012 at 17:16

creepy crawlies in the soil on the allotment

1-2inch flat orangey wormy things. 
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