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Is this Honey Fungus?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 09:58

Honey fungus matt is characterized by mushroom like growths coming from the infected site. It doesn't look like that at the moment. It's a fungus, but I'm no expert on fungus. Someone else may have seen it develop in the way your picture illustrates, I wouldn't give up too soon. I hope someone else can advise you further. 

Infinity garden

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 09:53

Moving any shrub is basically the same pamjam. Start to lift them with your fork about a foot away from the stem to start, and adjust the distance according to the resistance from the root ball. Lift as much of the rootball as possible. Then move them to pre prepared dug holes Sprinkle some rootgrow over the root ball and add a bit to the planting hole. You can add some bonemeal to the planting hole as well, and maybe some well rotted manure or compost. Then water them in thoroughly. The ground is still warm so it's the ideal time to move them. Best of luck.

Always read the label!

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 20:48

Lily, making cock ups is often more fun than getting it right. I can't count the number of times I've done it. I do it all the time especially on the allotment. I often have to wait to see what comes up or what it develops into.


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 20:43

Have a look at the link below Gail.

It's advice on growing and maintaining them by Sarah Raven

cosmos plant

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 20:39

Leave it avril, cosmos are annuals, when we get the first decent frost they'll die anyway. Enjoy them why you can.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 15:36

 My Garden August 2013

 My garden June 2014.

Still a long way to go but getting there.


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 15:28

I'd leave the rose till spring, just make sure it's staked against any wind we have this winter. As for the camellia, they are pruned after flowering. Camellia can take a hard prune, but you pay the price with fewer flowers the following spring. If it's competeing against a conifer, I'd consider removing the conifer, if practicable.


Convolvulus cneorum pruning.

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 15:24

If you have a cold frame, you may just be able to get away with semi hardwood cuttings. They should take if the weather doesn't get too cold too soon. Convolvulus are usually pruned after flowering in spring so it's really too late now. They are quite like cistus, and don't like being cut back into old wood. I'd take the cuttings and wait till   after flowering in spring before pruning it.

Leaf Mould

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 19:58

I wouldn't put any diseased leaves into a compost bin, that is unless you are 'HOT''composting.. Normal compost bins don't get hot enough to kill the spores responsible for the disease.

Help Identifying plants

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 13:57

3 could be  geranium rozanne, the last one may well be sanguineum.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Winter 2014/15

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Colder weather is coming!

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Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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Hold in invasive roots 
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