Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Evergreen 4 in 1

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 08:56

Lush growth in the winter (wet and cool) creates the perfect conditions for fungal/bacterial infections - it's also more likely to get damaged by frost.

This may be of interest 

Plants and shrubs used by local housing association

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 08:50
Ceres says:

Dogwoods. I've seen acres of the things in municiple plantings and on new estates.

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 And  so often 'groundsmen' cut them back in the autumn so losing the gorgeous winter colour - I had to keep an eye open for the groundsmen visiting my workplace and keep them away from the dogwoods, promising that I would cut them back at the right time.  In the end we laminated a notice saying Do Not Prune and hung it on the branches every autumn!

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 08:41

Morning all 

((hugs)) for Bushman and all who need them 

Weed Identification Help

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 23:08

Can you post a photo Please

Fig tree may be dying

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 19:48

A plant is still a plant even in winter when there are no leaves on it. There's often a lot that can be deduced from a few photographs of a plant and it's environment. 

Whereabouts are you?

Last edited: 22 September 2016 19:51:50

Iris corms?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 16:41

Best to rejuvenate Bearded Iris beds in mid-summer, just after they've flowered.  But sometimes you gotta do what you've gotta do.

Fig tree may be dying

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 16:16

Rust usually presents with yellow or orange spots on the leaves - did your tree have symptoms like this?

All trees have bark - the outer covering of the stem - it doesn't have to be thick and crusty to be bark.  Just scrape it very gently with your thumb nail - if it is green below the tree is alive.

How big is your fig tree?

Can you post a photo for us to see - there may be other clues which will help us. 

Last edited: 22 September 2016 16:19:10

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 16:10

Sweet dreams Pat 

Just had phone call from Wonky - Doc has put her on Sick Leave for a week and Light Duties Only for the next month.

Fig tree may be dying

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 15:46

Are they leaf or fruit buds?

Fig tree may be dying

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 15:33

Did you water them?  Wilting in the summer is often a sign of drought.  Mine's been getting a bucket full of water most days.  

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