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Adding videos to forum

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 17:46

Your best course is to email the Web Team at this address

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Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 17:38
Steve 309 wrote (see)

I used to go off on my bike and come home when I was hungry - aged 10 or so - and walked half a mile to school on my own from 7.  Tell that to the kids today...

Great pics of the caterpillar, btw

Hear! Hear! 

Honeysuckle

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 17:35

Prevention is better than cure - mildew attacks when the honeysuckle is under stress, usually because of dryness at the roots.  It needs lots of water regularly - give the roots a good soaking in hot weather - honeysuckle likes it's roots to be in the damp and the shade.  

Once the honeysuckle has got a bad attack of mildew there is no treatment that I know of that will cure the affected leaves.  I let those leaves die off - if you improve the conditions at the roots it will soon grow new shoots and leaves.

I recently bought a reduced price honeysuckle from the 'nearly dead' section in the garden centre - the watering had been neglected and although it looked healthy when I bought it within a few days it had succumbed to powdery mildew and lost most of its leaves - now, with plenty of water at it's roots (at least a bucket full every day in this dry weather, taking care that it soaks in and doesn't run off the surface) it's growing healthy new leaves. 

No keys on ash trees

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 17:18

Why are my Conifers dying from the bottom up

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 17:16

Nan's Garden  - a little water is worse than no water at all because it encourages the roots to the surface where they get scorched, rather than growing downwards as they should.  I would give those trees 2-3 buckets of water each today, and then one bucket of water each every other day until the cooler autumn weather arrives.  I'd also give them a small amount of Fish Blood and Bone which is a slow-release organic fertiliser, and a full dose (according to the pack) in the early spring.

Dormayd Most conifers are brown in the middle - they only have green leaves where they can photosynthesise sunlight. 

 This information may be helpful

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Advice/profile?PID=132 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 17:01

We had steady rain from about 5am until 1ish - then we had strong sunshine and what I can only describe as a sauna - it's clouding over again now, don't know whether we'll get any more rain - tomorrow's forecast is dry so that's good - taking niece to the Suffolk coast this time, and then to a concert at Snape Maltings in the evening 

We went up to the farm shop earlier to see OH and buy a crab for lunch - I just had to pop into the GC to get some birthday cards ........... and somehow I came out with some Perovskia Blue Spire and some Allium christophii bulbs - how did that happen 

 

Plum trees

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 16:22

It won't do you any harm - I've done it and lived to tell the tale 

What the experts get wrong

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 16:20

Coincidence or what - I've just taken advantage of a dry spell to go out and pick some Buerre de Rocquencourt was beans and a yellow Goldrush courgette for our supper this evening 

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 The beans are delicious and so are the Goldrush courgettes. 

So what should we be doing with our grass right now?

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 16:06

Bet the bees love that 

Why are my Conifers dying from the bottom up

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 16:05

The ground looks very dry indeed - have they been watered during this dry spell? 

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