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Posted: 21/10/2015 at 16:58

I like the way someone says he faces 'having to pay ...'  .  There's no 'have to' about it - he can play golf elsewhere, or go for a walk or get a bicycle or whatever


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 16:44

Right, the car is home having passed it's MOT and has had a service.  All is well with our world

I see we have acquired some sort of fungal infection - I thought I recognised the signs just before I left to fetch the car.  Fine for people to express their views - not so fine to do so in accusatory language to gardeners who were just asking a question, and to dig up old posts in order to do so. 


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 13:48

If it's privet then cutting hard back will do it the world of good - clear out rubbish from the base of the hedge and keep it trimmed in an A shape, wider at the base than at the top - this will help to keep it healthy

An application of Fish Blood and Bone in the spring, as directed on the packet, will give it a boost

What is killing my garden?

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 13:29

I think that's totally unfair FungusLover   I know gardens that have been totally organic for generations which have honey fungus - I also know areas of Ancient Woodland which have honey fungus. 

Honey fungus feeds on decaying wood in the soil - if there are old tree roots in your garden and honey fungus spores in the area the likelihood is that the fungus will find the right conditions for growth.


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 13:19

That works great with most hedges - but I'm sure Welshonion will agree that's not advisable with a conifer hedge

What is killing my garden?

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 12:58

Sadly that does look like honey fungus to me.    It will have been present in the soil for quite some time - possibly years, before producing the fruiting bodies that you see now.

Lots of information here but the experience of most people on this forum is that there is little that can be done to combat it, and the best course of action is to grow plants which have been found to be resistant to the fungus.  There is a list of susceptible and resistant plants here

Good luck


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 12:40

Hi Dozyrosie

To post a photo on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. 

Afraid it doesn't work for iphones, yet!

If you're having a problem give us a shout

Acer palmatum

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 11:59

Not done it myself with acers, but the RHS recommends taking softwood cuttings in the spring.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 10:55

We now have that certain royal prince piloting our air ambulance and as we're close to the big hospital he must be flying over our airspace quite frequently


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 10:43

I once saw a car with the numberplate CUM 8Y - has to have been a shepherd - doesn't it?

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