Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 17:42

I always make the puddings on Stir Up Sunday alongside Jill Archer   I have to make extra 'cos Wonky has to have one on her birthday too. 

Fg, looks like you could put your hiking boots on and visit Nutcutlet on the Cambs border - the BBC Radio 2 News Person described today's sad plane crash as taking place 'in the Cambridgeshire Fells'

Cyclamen

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 17:37

Or a Working Men's Club for that matter?

Hedge interloper ID

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 17:34

HELLO FORKERS!

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

HELLO FORKERS!

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. 

Hedges

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.

Hedges

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 https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=126 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 https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/pdfs/honey-fungus-host-list

Good luck

Hedges

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

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

ID please

Rudbeckia??? 
Replies: 8    Views: 224
Last Post: 20/08/2016 at 10:39

Hosta! Where's Hosta?

Look at the canna you gave us! 
Replies: 5    Views: 217
Last Post: 13/08/2016 at 18:02

Salvia greggii and Clem Daniel Deronda

Moving them about ... two questions ...  
Replies: 4    Views: 205
Last Post: 12/08/2016 at 11:24

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things ... everyone welcome  
Replies: 1193    Views: 30469
Last Post: Today at 13:26

Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
Replies: 26    Views: 800
Last Post: 13/07/2016 at 14:17

Blight resistant tomatoes

 
Replies: 5    Views: 406
Last Post: 18/07/2016 at 11:35

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
Replies: 13    Views: 594
Last Post: 19/06/2016 at 18:14

ID please

 
Replies: 4    Views: 348
Last Post: 12/06/2016 at 14:22

A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
Replies: 7    Views: 428
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 19:01

Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

 
Replies: 5    Views: 416
Last Post: 14/05/2016 at 17:14

Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

 
Replies: 5    Views: 420
Last Post: 07/05/2016 at 16:05

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
Replies: 1936    Views: 64430
Last Post: 01/06/2016 at 09:23

Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
Replies: 25    Views: 1163
Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 15:42

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 419
Last Post: 17/04/2016 at 12:49

Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
Replies: 59    Views: 2531
Last Post: 15/05/2016 at 20:59
1 to 15 of 175 threads