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Anyone ID this?

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 00:47
Definitely willow.

Pollarding lime trees

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 20:42
If he is a reputable tree surgeon, I would take his advice. Lime trees are pollarded in London streets, you may have noticed them. They will grow back very quickly.


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 20:38
Don't know where you are, but a friend lost the tops of her potato plants to frost at the beginning of last week; in West Wales.

Information please

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 20:35
Can you see what has been happening the other side of the fence? Fence treatment, for instance.


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 17:06
Taste them. If they are large but sour they are ideal for cooking. But if you like to eat them raw leave until fully ripe.

deformed tomatoes

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 09:17
Looks like they've just caught a bit of weedkiller. Tomatoes are very sensitive to it..

Talkback: Courgette rot

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 16:59
They drop off because they have not been pollinated. Give them time. They need a little time to get into their stride than you will be overwhelmed if they are happy.

neighbours new fence and my dead plants

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 16:52
You have to read the label on any wood treatment very carefully as some are toxic to plants and some not.

Beware if you are treating fence panels or decking. Unfortunately many of the least effective are also the least toxic so to protect your plants you may have to do the treatment much more frequently.

Small fast flying bird

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 00:03
You'll certainly know if it's a swift because they scream as they fly round the house and garden, and their shape is very distinctive. Swallows are also noisy as they have social time in the evening.

Sounds like a bat. They have a specific 'beat' and they fly in the same pattern for hours.

Pump for waterbutt

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 23:56
I prefer to siphon water from the butts into a half butt and just dip watering cans in that.

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