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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Newly planted hawthorn hedge

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:51

Not too much water - don't want it to feel cold and wet - roots need air too  

I'm so glad you've put the dog roses in as well - when the hedge gets going you could put some native bluebells in, and some foxgloves, Ragged Robin etc .............. it'll be wonderful.

trying to identify this shrub, have tried with two pictures, hope it helps

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:48

Deutzia scabra - not something I know - but googling has revealed this 

If that's what you've got Paul I suggest you take some cuttings - we'll all want one 


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:17

Daniel has it in hand - have you seen his thread about it?  If you're having PM problems you need to log it with him 

What's this plant?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:16

Ivy??? you've got ivy too??? - we had ivy up to the eaves and 7ft wide on each fence - the weight of it brought the fences down  in a rainstorm!!!  

But we've got rid of the ivy and the Russian Vine and the soapwort only creeps through from next door when I let it - I was out there attacking it yesterday!!!  

If you're not my neighbour then the person who lived at your house before you must be cloned from the person who lived here!!!  

what is attacking my echinacea plant

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:12

Pah!  Putting slug pellets down doesn't mean that it can't be slugs .... they don't read the instructions 

If it isn't slugs it's snails 

Or it's both of them ............ they gang up on us you know 

Get some dry gritty sand and spread it thickly on the soil all around the plants for a radius  of about 6" - they won't cross that.  Then make sure there are no plants nearby that they can climb up and weigh down and use as a 'bridge' - they're very crafty!

Then the only way they can get to the plants is by tunnelling underground, so that narrows the culprits down to those little grey slugs 

Good luck - we're all in this together you know 

What's this plant?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:03

Pics 1 and 2 must be from different plants - 

I think Pic 1 is possibly Saponaria officinalis aka Soapwort or Bouncing Betty - grows fast and is invasive but doesn't climb.

I think Pic 2 is possibly Polygonum baldschuanicum/Fallopia baldschuanica aka Russian Vine/Mile a Minute etc etc etc. 

Both of which were rampant in this garden when we moved in here - Andykites,  are you my neighbour? 

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 06:49

According to the map Alan's still in Wales!!!


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 06:44

Good morning KEF   No, neither do I   Good job some of us have other means of communication 

Lily of the Valley

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 06:39

I suspect the crystals are water retaining gel used by growers to conserve moisture in the pots.

Yes, plant the poor thing outside - it won't be at all happy indoors - it needs moist humus-rich soil in a fairly shady place - if you can get the conditions right it'll spread and you'll have a carpet of fragrant flowers in springs to come. 

Laying turf over old turf?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 06:34

Apart from the help from the dog - do I gather that there may have been drainage problems - if so I'd get that sorted first, we may have more wet winters.  Have you got a clay 'pan' beneath your lawn which needs breaking up?


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