Latest posts by Dovefromabove

lawn fungus

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 16:58

Definitely not honey fungus.  As Ladybird says, they're just feeding on the decaying matter in the ground and making it available to your plants.  Part of Nature's wonderful world. 

Reluctant foxgloves

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 14:07

Definitely leave them - they'll bloom next year 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 13:44

Good advice Obelixx - get things on paper and notarised - so often we can rely on someone keeping their word, only for them to back track later on.  

With you DD ((hugs))

Japanese anenome under new turf

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 13:31

Very carefully mix some weedkiller with a little wallpaper paste so that it forms a sort of gel, and paint it on to the anemone leaves carefully - don't mow it until it has withered and gone brown.  

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Posted: 22/06/2016 at 10:38

Not sure if we have room for three kiwis - they take up quite a bit of space - and if I've got to get them all through puberty 

Honeysuckle Scarlet Drop dying?

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 08:01

Hmm - honeysuckle don't like dry conditions - they need to have their roots in cool damp soil otherwise they're liable to succumb to powdery mildew - but they do need it to be well-drained - there's a difference.

I think the watering has been overdone - particularly as it's newly planted and just getting it's roots going.  Also, the weather has hardly been drought-like 

Also I would have planted it further away from the base of the wall - at least a foot to eighteen inches, then train it back towards the wall.  The base of a wall can be very dry - not only will it be in a rain-shadow but the foundations act like a sponge.

If the honeysuckle is planted further away from the wall it'll be less dependent upon being watered manually. 

Good luck 

Bug ID please

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 07:22

Random holes in flower garden

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 07:16

I'm wondering whether the OP is in the USA - possibly Massachusetts?  

If so I'm not sure that we'd be able to identify with any certainty the wildlife responsible for the holes. 


Posted: 22/06/2016 at 07:13

Pat, have a really lovely birthday 


Posted: 22/06/2016 at 06:58

Good morning all 

Woken twice in the night by foxes fighting very close by.  OH and I shot out of bed to watch - one fox stood watching from just across the way and the others (two?) were out of sight behind the neighbour's shrubs, but going at it hell for leather - talk about noisy - yapping, screaming and barking.  Eventually all went quiet and we went back to bed, only for it to start up again just as we'd drifted off - we shot out of bed again but this time we couldn't see anything - only hear them!!!  

It's a glorious morning - another gardening day???  Although I have tennis at 11am and must pop in to the SM and buy some food - not to mention tea bags for OH.  

The plaster is off the cut finger so now I can type properly I'll tell you what I did yesterday.  

Yesterday I planted out/potted on squashes, cucumbers, more tomatoes, courgettes, salvias, dahlias, Hosta's canna, basil, chillies, and loads of perennials that are waiting for a permanent place and needed bigger pots.  Still some more to do, but we're getting there 

I also erected a teepee and sowed some Borlotti beans as late replacements for the runner beans that rotted instead of germinating.  

I summer pruned the pear and goosegogs and OH tidied up the autumn raspberries to get rid of suckers, and dug over the broad bean patch.  

The thymes and oregano have been struggling in the herb patch - it doesn't really get enough sun for them, so I've bought some more including a lovely 'Archers Gold' thyme, and planted them in a large terracotta bowl full of MPC and grit - I've put it in the sunny corner so hopefully they'll be happy there. 

Last autumn I was given two cuttings of a kiwi plant - one male and one female.  The problem is that only one had rooted properly - the other rotted off and died - but the friend didn't remember which was in which pot   The other one is growing away healthily and I've potted it on - anyone any idea how long I'll have to wait until I find out whether it's a boy or a girl?

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