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I-D please.

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 21:16

I always pick cleavers or sticky buds as I know them as if I am out walking.  I have horses and they love to eat them, I feed them as one of my horses is slightly arthritic and cleavers are supposed to have an anti-inflammatory effect.  He loves to eat them whether they do or don't!

http://theanimalherbalist.com/?page_id=276

 

Moving a Yew

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 09:06

We dug out the yews but unfortinately they didn't make it.  The root ball was too big to put in the space they needed to fill.  So I had to buy some young plants from the GC which seem to be happy in their new home.

Jet Washers

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 17:51

I have a Nilfisk, I too looked at all the reviews online and decided on this rather than a Karcher.  One of the common pieces of feedback is that the Nilfisk has better build quality.  

I have cleaned my patio, woodwork and car and have been very happy with it.

Netiquette

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 19:14

Thank you for this Stacey, a timely reminder.  I shall do my best to stay on topic and not try to monopolise threads.

Moving a Yew

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:58

Thank you all for your help, I have started taking out the skimmias in anticipation.  From what you say I think the key is the preparation.  I will let you know how it goes!

Moving a Yew

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 21:13

Thank you for your advice, here is a picture to give you a better idea.  The hedge is at the top of the steps you can just see the end of it.  The yew I want to move is kind of hedgehog shaped in the middle of the pic.  

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32457.jpg?width=320&height=350&mode=max

 I think it is the churchyard type English yew.

Moving a Yew

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 17:55

I have a few smallish yew bushes I want to move, their trunks are about the same diameter as a broom.

I have a half yew half skimmia low hedge but the skimmia are not happy.  So I am thinking of transplanting the skimmia and then popping in a few of the relatively well established bushes to fill in.  I know yew can be a bit temperamental to move but it's cheaper for me to move ones I already have as it will cost me about £100 to buy replacements.  

I can't seem to get a straight answer on the best time to move them, today someone told me after the 1st November but before the spring and elsewhere I have read wait for spring.

 

Plant ID

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 15:17

I have used it as a herbal remedy for a horse who could get a bit full of himself in the spring.  Monks would use it in the middle ages for the same result!

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 11:56

I bought three at a local shop in Denmark for £5.66 each which I thought was a bargain (Denmark is super expensive so not a word I use very often!)  I don't think they know what they had.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30482.jpg?width=600&height=350&mode=max

Two in the garden one in a pot.  They looked a bit sorry for themselves for a couple of days, the one in the pot is in a warm spot and started to keel over slightly so I blocked the light in front of it and it has perked up.  The two put in the garden seem to be happy enough for the moment. 

 

 

Can someone help identify what this "bee" / bug this is?

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 18:09

How about  Xylocopa virginica, this illustration looks quite close

http://www.entomologicalillustration.com/portfolio28CarpenterBee.html

Although it is native to the Eastern US.

 

 

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