Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Gradual Steep slope

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 15:27

Most conifer roots are fairly shallow ... I suggest taking the branches off and using the trunk as a lever to rock the tree ... my bet is that it'll come out pretty easily then.  

Fungus on lawn help

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 14:21

Just scrape them off if you don't like them being there ... they will only appear in certain weather conditions so as Nut says, you may not see them again for a long while

Digging them out is impossible and just makes holes in your lawn needlessly.  Mycelium spreads under the ground ... there is one in the US which is 2.4km x 3.8km!  Wherever you walk in the countryside you are likely to have fungal mycelium beneath your feet. 

Last edited: 08 August 2017 14:22:05

Dying Roses

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 13:20

I would buy in some bags of rotted farmyard manure from the garden centre. 

Plants and herbs infestation

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 13:04

I assure you that even in the UK we can grow sage, rosemary, thyme, basil, parley outside in our gardens or windowboxes ............... they are all thriving in my garden in Norfolk.  Even lemons are ok outside in most of the UK until the first frosts arrive, as long as they're given well drained soil.

Most herbs are happiest in poor soil, so stop fertilising them ... you're promoting soft growth which is encouraging the aphids.  

I understand that without an outside space it's difficult ... but surely you have a brightly lit windowsill somewhere ... and somewhere less humid.  

Diseased Tomato Plant?!

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 12:58

Has it been sprayed with anything?

Gradual Steep slope

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 12:47

Oooh!  What a perfect site for a rockery ... if you made the path meander just a bit around a large rock it could be fab

The sort of thing I'm thinking of is a bit like the one on the sloping site next to the garage a little way down this site 

What's the budget ... you could even have a water feature ... a little stream trickling down into a small pool ................................... I'm getting very excited ................ our garden's pretty flat ............... 

Fungus on lawn help

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 11:32

Hi Terence and welcome

They're not doing any harm ... just brush or scrape them off before mowing.  There's no point in trying to dig them out ... the mycelium will be spread out under your garden and is feeding on organic matter in the soil ... old tree roots, dead leaves, manure etc and turning it into a form which can be utilised by the growing grass and plants.  Without fungi we'd have no gardens. 

No need to treat them ... just part of Nature's wonderful display.  

Diseased Tomato Plant?!

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 11:28

Could the marks be damage caused by strong sunlight on droplets of water?  

Are the plants in a greenhouse or outside?


Posted: 08/08/2017 at 11:18

Have patience ... they will appear before very long ... the male flowers always appear first 

Climbing nightshade

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 08:52

Fine to leave ... birds will thank you for the berries ... just don't eat them yourself.  Learn to recognise the leaves so that if it appears in places in the garden where you don't want it you can weed it out. 

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