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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

honeysuckle mildew

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 11:27

Powdery mildews are host specific - however because it often strikes when plants have been weakened by a cultural problem, it can appear to spread. 

Honeysuckle often succumbs to it's own Powdery Mildew when it is suffering from dryness at the roots. 

If the amelanchier is also a bit dry at the roots maybe that's why it's own form of mildew has struck?  I wouldn't worry about it doing too much harm to the tree at this time of year, the leaves have served their purpose and will soon be falling.  I'd gather them up when they fall, and burn them.


Posted: 13/09/2015 at 10:06

Fg - that looks absolutely glorious   Hope we get similar weather down in the south-west - starting Thursday - cross your fingers for us


Posted: 13/09/2015 at 09:19

At least that would help prevent me from growing 30+ tomato plants again ...


Posted: 13/09/2015 at 08:28

The Proms were broadcast on BBC Radio 3 - can you access the 'Listen Again' part of that online Pat? 

Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 08:26

You're too young for Tribbles Snoodle - unless you've got into the old Star Trek series 

Tree supplier

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 08:11

Another nursery supplying semi-mature trees is this one - I've found them very helpful in the past - why not give them a ring?

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 08:02
philippa smith2 wrote (see) really like the Elephant House and the other little concrete job at Whipsnade better than Drogo ??...

Are you mistaken Philippa?

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 07:51

I've long been fascinated by Castle Drogo but have never been - however I don't think this is the trip that will change that. 

We visited the Eden Project a few years ago   but have never been to Heligan or Trelissick - I've a feeling that they'll be the gardens of choice this year, given where we're going to be based - that is if the weather isn't suitable for constant sunbathing and paddling on the beach

Thanks for the ideas everyone

Wildlife border

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 07:19

How big do you want these borders to be?  Blackberry bushes and hawthorns grow very big indeed.

If you let us know the space you have perhaps we can make some helpful suggestions

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree Nursery bankrupt - online auction

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Ilex crenata

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Saying goodbye

Farewell to a friend 
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It's different in Cornwall

Undisputable proof!!! 
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A Point of View

Our relationship with Gardening 
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Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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