Dovefromabove


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Laurel Hedging

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 13:14

That's what I would do Redwing ... or possibly the gaps are due to the previous owner being in too much of a hurry to get the hedge to grow tall, and didn't cut it back properly when it was newly planted in order to get it to thicken up.  In that case I'd bite the bullet and hard prune the whole hedge - it'll then thicken up as it grows.  

Tomato blight

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 12:01

I'd recommend trying Crimson Crush.  


All my young tomato plants succumbed to blight introduced into the little greenhouse by some plants given by a friend - a fortnight later all had Early Blight and had to be destroyed, with the exception of the Crimson Crush plants which had been in the greenhouse in contact with the others.


They grew into lovely strong plants and are fruiting well.  


http://www.dobies.co.uk/Garden/Vegetables/Vegetable+Seeds/Tomato+Seeds/Tomato+Seeds+-+Crimson+Crush+F1_439360.htm


I'll be growing them again next year. 

Himalayan honeysuckle

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 11:55

Cuttings will be quicker - they strike very easily - but seeds are pretty quick too - I'd remove most of the 'berry flesh' and sow a few seeds in a pot of compost and leave outside in a quiet shady corner.

Hogweed

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 11:01

And of course, wearing long sleeves and trousers when doing stuff in undergrowth is sensible 

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 10:52

Clari - a tip - sometimes tipping them the wrong way up stops the screaming - at least for a little while 

Hogweed

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 10:50

Ordinary hogweed is not harmful - as children we picked arms full of it to feed the pet rabbits.


Giant Hogweed is the nasty one, and it is Giant, and hardly missable 


This will help you to identify it http://www.wildfooduk.com/articles/giant-hogweed-and-common-hogweed/


Spurge is the other plant which can cause problems, if the sap gets onto your skin.  

Tomato plant deformity 2016

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 10:43

How rude of me   I should have said Welcome Aboard Kateinthegarden   - please feel free to join in the conversations in the Potting Shed as well as the gardening sections 

Tomato plant deformity 2016

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 10:41

Looks like other people are complaining via this website


https://www.lovethegarden.com/products/growing/levington-tomorite-giant-planter-seaweed


Scroll down to the comments ...

New build lawn, white patches, any ideas?

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 10:29

It's not something I've come across, but this sounds as if it may be the cause


http://www.gardenseeker.com/lawns/dollar_spot_disease_in_lawns.htm 


It's interesting that it says it can be spread by garden machinery - one of the hazards of using a visiting lawn care company I suppose 

Last edited: 18 August 2016 10:31:58

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