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May 23, 2017, 20:32:01 by Borlotti
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Bought this from Morrisons, to plant near the wall to stop people jumping over, and it has nasty thorns, but this is the first year it has flowered.  Hopefully it will have red berries later on (that is one reason why I bought it), which the birds will like, not too good with the cat. The bees seem to like the flowers, wish I had kept the ticket, OH keeps moaning about it as every time he opens the back gate the bush gets him.  Actually I do agree with him as the thorns are vicious.
May 23, 2017, 14:32:15 by Digeroo
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I am really struggling with aphids.
Black on a cherry trees, white, grey and green ones on the blackcurrants, and big black ones on the broadbeans,

Never seen so many, and obviously there are the farmer ants.

Oddly enough the apple tree which suffered really badly is ok.  I sprayed it with nettle tea early one as a precautions,

Never had them so bad on the blackcurrants.

What sprays do people use?

I saw a program where they were using a vacuum cleaner to remove aphids, so I have bought a small hand held one and am going to give that a try.
May 23, 2017, 14:07:36 by pepper | Views: 49 | Comments: 0

Anybody else had trouble with Ryobi battery strimmers? Had been using older batteries in mine and then loaded a lithium one I had been using in my drill for a year or two and it overheated and scorched the battery terminals. Thought it was due to age of battery so bought a replacement and gues what? Another ruined battery. Response from Ryobi, guess what? Yup nothing. :BangHead:
May 23, 2017, 12:14:05 by dicky
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Has anyone had this before, is it caused by me damaging them untangling them or perhaps by them drying out at some point in their pots?



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