Latest posts by Dovefromabove

earth rings around trees

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 12:22

It's not such an issue with mature trees ........... however with younger trees or fruiting/flowering trees  with smaller root areas, that you will be feeding, mulching and/or watering keeping a clear area around the base of the tree will remove competition and make these tasks easier.  

How some of the trees in our towns and cities survive, with the treatment we mete out to them, I cannot think, except that their roots go a long way down and somehow they get the water they need.  

Help with a lawn weed

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 12:06

Those are suckers of something ............ I think they may be from a Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia' .... notorious for suckering.  It may be some distance away or it may have been felled and the roots have been stimulated by the felling to start producing suckers.

I would get some SBK brushwood killer and apply it carefully according to the instructions, masking off any other plants around the suckers.   SBK only affects broad leaved weeds so it shouldn't damage your grass. 

You may have to do this for several growing seasons until the underground root system capitulates. 

Good luck 

Bird droppings around feeders

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 11:48

Where you have birds you'll have bird droppings .... that's nature .... rain will usually deal with it .... we've not had a lot of that this year .... just one of those things.

As has been said, No Grow or No Mess bird food will avoid too much mess ... we find that the ground feeding birds, blackbirds, wood pigeons etc, together with the hedgehogs, hoover up most of what is dropped.  

Rose adivse...

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 11:14

Lovely rose

No pruning now ... wait until early spring - late Feb.

Yes, plant it  up to the red line.  John Innes No 3 loam based compost will be best.  (think I've already said that )

Last edited: 25 June 2017 11:14:51

Can't upload photo

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 11:07

I think you're right Bob 

Help with a lawn weed

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 11:06

Hello Andy and welcome to the forum

When you pull them up, do they come up with their entire root, or do they seem connected to some sort of underground root system? 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 10:09

Hope our snoring didn't spoil your enjoyment Pdoc   We fell asleep before Foo Fighters came on   I know, we're lightweights   Good job we recorded it .

We went up to bed and were serenaded by Bananarama and Tony Hadley who were performing in the park not far from here.  

Resurrected Sixteen

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 08:41

Love hedgehogs .... 18 months after Hefty's disappearance we have hoggies visiting our garden again 

Plants for cast iron containers

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 08:28

I wouldn't plant directly into them, but place a pot of plants inside then, raised on a half brick or similar, and remember to empty water out after watering of heavy rain. 

Shiny White Crystalized Slime at night turns brown by morning.

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 08:24

Snap! Buttercup 

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