Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 12/05/2017 at 14:53

Usually leylandii stumps are pretty easy to get out if you cut the tree down to about 4 or 5 ft then rock them hard the roots will loosen and you can use the stump as a lever and out they come!  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 14:40

I'm visiting Wonky tomorrow so I've potted on some tomatoes and courgettes for her and sorted out some other seedlings.  Also a big stack of GW mags, The Garden etc, and tonight OH and I will, somehow, insert our BBQ into the car boot, now that Wonky no longer has her fire pit.  

While I was out there potting on the toms we had a lovely gentle shower of warm rain ... the weather is definitely improving ... and it seems that I timed the lawn applied treatment yesterday perfectly 

Russet apple espalier training

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 14:28

Yes it does seem drastic but thats how I trained my pear. We had our first fruit last year 

This year is looking good so far

Russet apple espalier training

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 12:07

This will clarify the next steps 

Underground Spring?

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 09:38

The possibilities for gardening sound exciting ... a spring fed pool and a tiny waterfall down to a little fern-lined stream, a bog garden .... 

Clematis Montana

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 09:35

Some plants have suffered from a very chilly wind which swept down from the Arctic ... it didn't exactly cause a frost but it certainly damaged a lot of young tender growth, particularly where plants were peeking above protecting walls and fences ... sounds as if that may be the cause of your poorly clematis ... if so it'll recover 

Needles falling off

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 09:15

Hi Mark 

Can you post a photo please ... close up and the whole tree.  To upload pic click on the camera icon ... if it doesn't upload reducing the size usually works. 

easy plant ID for these spring bulbs please!

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 09:10
Ladybird4 says:

Star of Bethlehem - Ornithogalum umbellatum. This according to RHS is also rather rudely called Dove's Dung.

See original post


Last edited: 12 May 2017 09:11:42


Posted: 12/05/2017 at 09:01

I would take them right down to the ground and put in a proper fence with proper posts.  Leylandii roots are shallow and rot quite quickly once the tree is dead, which is what will happen if you remove the leaves, so your fence will not last long as the tree trunks will become unstable when the roots rot.

When you've chopped them down the soil will need lots of organic material, manure/compost and the like to improve the structure as Leylandii turn the soil beneath them to little more than dust.

Then you'll be able to grow your veggies 

Last edited: 12 May 2017 09:04:16

Plant id please!

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 08:57

Snap! again Nut 

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