Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Suggestions for suitable shrub on a cliff please

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 09:09

My best advice would be to look around and see what grows in similar conditions in the wild where you are, then try planting a cultivated/improved version. 

azalea has lost its leaves!!

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 06:59

I agree with Verdun - don't worry, they'll grow new ones soon.  It might be an idea to re-pot them ths spring so they've got lots of nutrients to grow new leaves with.

The little growths will be lichen - totally harmless and indicative of good air quality - it grows on slow-growing twigs and does no harm - look at it under a magnifying glass - it's absolutely beautiful 

modern farmer revives old irish famine variety

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 06:53

Doh!  You guessed 

badgers in gardens

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 06:51
thegreatgardener wrote (see)

you need to fence them out of the area and put down metal fence in soil arount boarder of fence to keep them from digging under. if this does not work you will need to use live animal traps to catch them and relocate them. As for grub I spray castor oil mix to make them taste bad to badgers.


You need to have a licence to trap badgers in the UK!!!

And do I understand you to mean that you dig up the chafer grubs and spray them with caster oil???? 

Talkback: Growing autumn-fruiting raspberries

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 06:46

I certainly enjoy cranachan   That's an illustrious surname you bear Jean.

modern farmer revives old irish famine variety

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 06:41

We know who you are - don't be silly 

Golden leylandi

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 06:28

I'm afraid the only way is to cut them down, but it shouldn't be too difficult - do you have any handy neighbours who could help?    It might be in their interest to get them down before they cast shade all over their gardens.  Or a good gardening odd job man ought to be able to do it.

Talkback: Growing autumn-fruiting raspberries

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 06:21

Autumn fruiting raspberries will produce fruit in the early summer on old wood and then in autumn on new wood, but allowing them to fruit on the old wood rather than cutting it down will compromise the total yield.


Posted: 08/03/2013 at 05:56

Well, that's fortuitous isn't it ? 

Weekend Ahead ..... ?

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 05:54

Good morning Brumbull   At least if the weather's that bad I won't feel guilty being wined and dined by my children on Mothering Sunday rather than being out in the garden 

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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