Latest posts by Dovefromabove

It's oh so quiet

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 12:04

Hope everyone in Cornwall is ok ...

We love the little village of Coverack and have visited it lots of times ... the lovely fish soup made at the little café on the harbour ... the ice cream shop ... the wonderful views, the children learning sailboarding and kayaking from the safety of that lovely beach and harbour ... I hope everyone can get things back in good order so they can make the most of the summer trade that they depend on.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 11:52

Hello ... there you all are 

I've had to find things to do ......... went to the garden centre 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 22:33

 Night night folks. ... sweet dreams ...


Posted: 18/07/2017 at 19:56

I always stake my sunflowers as soon as they get to about 12" tall.  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 19:27

Flash flooding in one of our favourite villages in Cornwall ... Coverack down on the Lizard .... the little businesses all along that harbour road will be deluged


Hope everyone's ok ... 

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 19:11

Befuddled   I think I was responding to the suggestion that fungicide was necessary.  Several people had already said they were pretty sure there was some evidence of Shot Hole disease.  As you say, your hedge managed perfectly well without fungicide.  

Yes, there looks as if there may be a bit of vine weevil nibbling there too ... but not so much that I'd be worried about it.

As I said in my post above, we had a very bad infestation ... some shrubs' leaves were almost skeletons ... the garden was overgrown and had been neglected for some years.  

Help with rose please !

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 18:45

No probs   

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 18:43

Looks like vine weevil to me.  We had a bad infestation when we moved to this garden.  We used nematodes ... two applications exactly as directed on the pack ... that was at least three years ago and no damage to speak of since ... as soon as I notice any I'll get another pack.  August is a good time to apply the treatment. 


Posted: 18/07/2017 at 18:40

Have slugs and/or snails been chomping on the stem?

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