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I Found Bees!

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 16:05

I have Bumble Bee's nesting in one of my bird boxes which the birds never seem to use! Nice to see it being used for once and my garden is full of bee's! 

Apple tree

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 16:04

Look's like the Salix is dead but i'll give it another week to see if a miracle happens! I have an Escallonia 'Apple Blossom' to replace it otherwise.I think the Hydrangea will be ok but might just be a bit below par this year.Lesson learnt in terms of planting fruit  trees in amongst other plants! A friend of mine has a Plum tree which nothing much does well around it,so that seem's to be the case.The Apple tree came out really easy ,John but the horse is in the Priory! Alas it was all too much for it! 

Hello I'm a Lily Beetle, come and get me!

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 16:33

Just spent half an hour collecting up dozens and dozens of the little grubs that cover them selves in their own poo! Collected about 3 of the red adults but a few got away.I'll be keeping a look out for them in future seeing as iv'e never come across them before. 

Apple tree

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:07

I took the Apple tree out today and planted it in a large pot on my sunny patio,until i find a more suitable place for it soon. Fingers crossed the other plants will now recover? Btw John, i dug plenty of manure into one of my borders which an old shed had stood on for years.It had to go,due to being rotten and the border was back braking work but worth it now as the plants are maturing nicely! 

Apple tree

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:23

Maybe i will move the Salix and put the Apple tree where the Salix was or put the Apple tree somewhere else.It would be a shame if the Salix died,your right John i should have planned it out a bit more but that's the way i do things!  By the way i  have heavy clay soil in my garden and it's hard to work with but apparently quite fertile! 

Apple tree

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 18:08

Thanks for the replies! The Apple tree is about 3 feet away from the plants on either side.They are both mature plants but the Salix hardly has any leafs on it and the Hydrangea's leafs are looking sparse and curled up.The Apple tree itself is only about 4 feet high but is looking well.Seem's like a bit of a coincidence as both plants were very healthy last year.

Apple tree

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 13:18

I planted an Apple Tree last Autumn but i have noticed that my Salix is looking very poorly and my Hydrangea is also not doing that well! Both plants are either side of the Apple Tree could the Apple tree be causing the problems? 

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