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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Love your garden

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:52

Perhaps, given my (former) line of work, it's just too 'close to home' for me .... ?

Dying Fruit Trees

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:49

There are many trees and shrubs that are resistant to honey fungus - the RHS has a list of them here, together with a list of the most susceptible 

Hope that's helpful 


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:38

Commonwealth Games Yvie 

Love your garden

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:33
Verdun wrote (see)

Ooooooooo, some hard hearts there!

Its meant to be emotional.  It doesn't mean the viewers have to sob their eyes out.  

For me,  a deserving family  gets something done for them that maybe is over the top a little but gives so much pleasure to them.  

It's not a garden programme really but when was the last time GW inspired anything?  

Not hard hearted at all Verdun - very soft hearted indeed - but I do feel uncomfortable at what feels (to me) like the mawkish exploitation of others' misfortune for commercial gain.  I'm not saying that these people shouldn't have lovely gardens made for them - I just feel it's wrong that only those that are 'suitable for television' will ever get what they truly need.  

I've seen so many instances of families who have a real need for an accessible garden which would really contribute to the well-being of a disabled or ill family member, as well as for their family carers - however, they wouldn't make a good television story so there's no chance .... 

Potato blight

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:21

Anything other than other members of the solanum family (i.e. potatoes, tomatoes, aubergines, peppers) will be fine. 

Cauliflowers will not have been affected by blight - they could have been affected by club root or vine weevil but we'll need more information for a real answer.  


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 07:44

Fg, no need to apologise - it lulled me to sleep 

Apple Tree Leaves

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 07:15

It's not a "mysterious pattern" - it's how leaves change colour in the autumn.

Your trees are moving into autumn mode a bit early - probably because we had an early spring and now we've got a very warm/dry summer.  

Are they getting enough water?


Love your garden

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 06:47

I agree with Hogweed and Fidget. 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 06:43

Bumping up! 

New Rockery

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 06:40

Show him this 

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