Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Problems with red robin photinia

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 15:28

Photina Red Robin is a large shrub or small tree growing up to 15ft tall or more - it won't be happy in a small pot - it needs to be planted in the ground.

Is my Mulberry Happy??

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 14:44

Collecting and burning fallen leaves would at least reduce the spores in the air in that area ... but our trees are never going to be 'perfect specimens' and if they were they would not be providing the rich wildlife habitat that they do. 

I think we have to love them with all their imperfections

Is my Mulberry Happy??

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 14:03

Could well be Pansyface - I don't like using fungicides - do you think picking off and burning affected leaves and raking up all leaves in the autumn would keep the problem under control?

Honeysuckle not flowering

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 13:41

Quite the contrary!  Every time I see your name I think of Wimbledon and some wonderful tennis matches - for me your name's an amalgam of Billie Jean King and Tracy Austin - wonderful

Is my Mulberry Happy??

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 13:34
Pauly3 wrote (see)

I'll take the wall down in 50yrs when the tree is mature and repost a photo then.

Any advice on the leaf problem. The nursery have today suggested a possible potassium deficiency.

 

Glad you're planning ahead Pauly3

The leaf problem looks more fungal to me.

Hedging and Horses

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 10:53

Just one of the organisations running courses http://www.hedgelaying.org.uk/  

There are different techniques/styles that vary from area to area, taking into account suitability for different stock and different hedging plants.

Honeysuckle not flowering

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 10:50

Not sure that would solve the problem - honeysuckle needs a cool deep and moist rootrun, that means several feet deep. 

Put a soaker hose on your list for Father Christmas - in the meantime a large bucket full of water three times a week until mid October, whether it rains or not, should help - but the main problem is that it's not really the right place for a honeysuckle

Hedging and Horses

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 10:45

Lots and lots of hedge-laying courses available at agricultural colleges and other places all over the UK.

Is my Mulberry Happy??

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 10:19

The mulberry tree at my old college covers an area with a diameter of around 20ft.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Gardener's Garters

Phlaris arundinacea var. Picta 
Replies: 26    Views: 704
Last Post: 13/07/2016 at 14:17

Blight resistant tomatoes

 
Replies: 5    Views: 353
Last Post: 18/07/2016 at 11:35

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
Replies: 13    Views: 546
Last Post: 19/06/2016 at 18:14

ID please

 
Replies: 4    Views: 304
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: 391
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 19:01

Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

 
Replies: 5    Views: 394
Last Post: 14/05/2016 at 17:14

Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

 
Replies: 5    Views: 384
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: 63057
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: 1101
Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 15:42

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
Replies: 7    Views: 369
Last Post: 17/04/2016 at 12:49

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

Tracking their arrival 
Replies: 59    Views: 2414
Last Post: 15/05/2016 at 20:59

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
Replies: 1832    Views: 51450
Last Post: 04/05/2016 at 14:04

Whoops! I've done it again ......

Replies: 24    Views: 1295
Last Post: 12/03/2016 at 16:05

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
Replies: 1827    Views: 47562
Last Post: 01/04/2016 at 06:01

A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
Replies: 42    Views: 1853
Last Post: 23/02/2016 at 19:49
1 to 15 of 171 threads