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Beech hedge problem

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:24

I know I always say water newly planted hedges, but beeches absolutely hate water-logging - maybe they've had a bit too much water - it's difficult to get it right in the changeable weather we're having. 

Is the area where the affected leaves are on heavier soil maybe, so not draining so well?

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:21

Maybe plant a shrub in front of her so she has the chance to scramble through branches in the shade - I think that's what she likes. 

Runner Beans AGAIN

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:19

The little stalks are where the flowers haven't been pollinated so the flowers have just dropped off without making a bean.  This is quite common early in the season - usually once the bees all know where your beans are most of the flowers get pollinated and you'll have more beans than you know what to do with.

Keep the roots moist as this will help with setting.

Otherwise it sounds as if you're doing just fine 

Butterflies

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:16
Annie2810 wrote (see)

That is just what it looks like! But I can't see what i's different about that and the gatekeeper. The link isn't too clear about whether they are completely different species! (so new to this!) Makes sense though. That'll be why the lawn is their favorite.

They're 'related' - this probably explains it better  http://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/info/20090/wildlife/145/butterflies/3#.U8uWr_ldWSo 

Butterflies

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:26

Or possibly a Meadow Brown? They both love flowering grassland

http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums/insects-and-invertebrates/14958-meadow-brown-gatekeeper.html 

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:23
I did Fg, mine was Stem Ginger - slurp slurp slurp!

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:22
You never know your luck - she's quite enigmatic

Fuchsias - on the change?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:11
Hi Stifyn
Are these fuchsias in pots or in the ground?

Raised bed filling

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 09:42

I agree, MPC just breaks down into dust after a season or three and is a false economy - I use approx half and half top soil and well rotted farm yard manure, and top up each year with more manure or home made garden compost.  

My tropical garden

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 09:35

That sounds like a good idea Fidget 

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