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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Advice on what may be causing hedge disease and how l could treat

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:30

The browning on the leaves in the first picture looks to me like frost damage.  As the weather warms up there will be more new shoots and new leaves which will replace the frost-damaged ones.

The second picture looks like a pretty healthy hedge to me.  All hedges shed leaves - evergreen ones shed them bit by bit throughout the year, deciduous ones do it all at once in autumn. 

People often forget that hedges need a bit of nutrition - give it a sprinkling of Fish, Blood and Bone (as directed on the pack) this spring

Three Sisters

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:23

Sweetcorn needs to be planted in blocks not rows, to ensure pollination by the wind.

Cardamine raphanifolia info needed

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:20

Hi matt

Cuckoo-flower aka Lady Smock aka Cardamine raphanifolia used to grow wild in our damp meadow - it's related to the brassicas and in my experience it's a short-lived perennial, flowering in late spring and dying down each year in mid-summer (that is, flowering at the time the cuckoo calls and then when the cuckoo heads back to Africa the plant stops flowering and dies down).   Certainly not evergreen. 


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:11

Contact your local college that has horticultural-type courses and ask for recommendations of past students who have set up their own businesses


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:09

Hello folks - hectic day here - I'm   See you in the morning .......... by the way, what's wrong with being a cougar

Repotting a mature hydrangea

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 15:58

What colour is it?  If it's a blue one and you want it to remain blue then you need ericaceous compost.  If it's pink or white then I'd use JI No 3 or as Lyn says, a good quality shrub compost 


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 07:45

I've googled them - they look amazing - I imagine they'd need a heated greenhouse for at least part of their life ...

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 06:56

Lynn ((hugs)) hope you've had a restful night - thinking of you


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 06:47

Good morning Chicky and anyone else who's up and about   Isn't it weird how those dreams stay with you for a while - hope that cuppa sorts you out.

I've got to go into the city this morning - apart from some other bits and pieces, I need a special lightbulb for the Habitat lamp and the brilliant ironmongers in the city centre has them - I shall buy several - and look at their seeds - not that I really need any

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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