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Plum Tree disease

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 20:27

Can you see any black or brown wiry rooty things in the soil around the tree? or anything similar round any other shrub or tree in your garden? You may be unlucky enough to have honey fungus. If so, you have no option but to dig it up and burn it.

Stupid question!

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 19:59

It really depends on the size of your plot and how much free time you have. A smallish garden can be kept adequately moist with the drip system. Watering by hose or can takes an amazingly long time and unless you are retired you will probably want to be doing other things, such as earning a living. If you have kids you can pay them by the canful, though they will need to be guided. Early morning and late evening are best as the sun doesn't dry up your efforts.

You obviously live somewhere sunny - no need for watering round our way!

worst job in garden

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 22:26

Pulling up forget-me-nots -  SO well named!

Greenhouses

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 22:06

If you want to spend a few days on your hands and knees with a pathetically inadequate instruction manual and about a hundred bits of metal, plastic and glass scattered around you then I cannot recommend Elite greenhouses highly enough. Hours of fun to be had - and I only bought a 6 x 4! Eventually threw the manual away and built it eye  and guesswork alone.

Incidentally, if you do decide to build it yourself rather than pay for someone from the shop to do it, I would only say that every part of the frame must be 100 per cent square or the glass won't fit. Oh joy!

Cats in my flowerbeds

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 15:12

Not sure how neat and tidy your garden is, but my cats absolutely hate rocket plants and will do anything to avoid going near them. Rocket isn't very pretty and it's quite big and droopy but you can at least eat it.

Identify a weed please

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 14:46

It may not be a native plant at all. Do you throw seed out for the birds? I have had some really odd plants come up that way.

A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 23:17

I would recommend wires on short poles.I put down netting and came down the next morning to feed the fish and found a drowned bird with its feet stuck in the net. Never again.

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