steephill


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Question about Cotinus coggygria regarding pruning

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 16:34

Mine suffered bad wind damage a few years ago so I cut off the remaining branches leaving a 6ft trunk which I left over the Winter intending to take down in Spring. I was surprised to see lots of buds emerging so left it to grow on as a giant lollipop. If I were to go through this again I would coppice it.

Here I am complaining again.

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 23:12

On a more positive note you do have wonderful ice wine in Toronto. 

Identifying orchard tree varieties

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 22:28

This website might help you with identification-http://www.fruitid.com

 

Strange leaf? growing from the aphical meristem of apple seedling

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 10:39

It doesn't look like an apple seedling to me. Apples don't have serrated leaves like your seedling. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 19:12

Thanks, I used a Pentax *istD DSLR with an old manual focus 100mm macro lens.

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 12:08

  A look forward to Spring - Bee on Gaultheria flowers

 


Camera Corner

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:16

A bit of colour to brighten up your day. From an exhibition of Dale Chihuly glass sculptures at Kew Gardens in 2005. (Taken with Pentax *istD)

 


 

 



Talkback: Grey mould on soft fruits

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 23:57

Not impossible - http://www.winetrailwales.co.uk/temp/  I have enjoyed many's a bottle of Welsh wine and have a cellar full of superb English fizz going back 20 years. Just made a gallon of wine myself with a mix of greenhouse grapes and next year's vinyard vines currently in pots. There are some benefits to being an exiled Scot living in the soft South .

Camera Corner

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 23:41

Another rainbow


 

What's this fatty?

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 23:33

Vine weevil. Not good. Not good at all. As you are lifting the tubers then the best course is to wash off all the soil and remove all grubs. Either squish them or feed them to the birds. Unfortunately if you found them in your begonias then they will also be present in other pots and you need to take action there too.

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