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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

magnolia tree dead?

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 19:05

Is that a new-ish fence by the magnolia?  If there's been some fencing work done nearby the tree roots might have been damaged and the tree might be taking a year off to recover

Beetroot pest

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:52

If there are rabbits around, it'll be them


Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:50
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Peace Lily HELP!

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:46

It could be a mealy bug infestation - you can get proprietary treatments from the garden centre - but I've a feeling that your Peace LIly may be past recovery - it certainly looks it.  Sorry.

Peace Lily HELP!

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:40

I'm never clear what people are talking about when they refer to soil mites.  There are all sorts of tiny things that live in soil/compost - most are beneficial. 

What did your 'soil mites' look like and how were they harming your plant?

New Member

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:33

Ivy has two stages - the clinging stage that climbs up walls and trees.  Then, when it's got to the top of where it's climbing it develops the arborial (tree like) stage which doesn't cling.  It grows branches, and this is the stage that has flowers and then berries which are so good for wildlife.

Juniper rockets

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 15:23

They look dead to me. When were they planted there and how much water have they had?  This has been a very dry year and if this was their first or second year, trees of that size will have needed quite a bit of water in order to establish. 

I presume there's landscaping fabric under the gravel - how close is the fabric to the base of the trees.  Although landscaping fabric should be water permeable, I'm yet to be convinced that it lets as much water through to the soil that falls as rain.


Posted: 30/09/2014 at 15:12

Fg, Mr T's music is very powerful, click on this and have a read this is the GP practice for my Aged Ps

Courtyard Tree

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 14:56

That will look pretty - the RHS gves this advice for planting trees

Recommendations for a 9ft high living, thin, hedge near a house

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 14:42

I agree with Fairygirl - replace the fence and grow pyracantha up it - if you can still see your neighbour in the shower either you or he should get a window blind -  that's what we did

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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Where shall I put them? 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

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