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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Cherry Laurel Yellow Leaves

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 17:09

How long have they been planted?   I wouldn't want the soil around them to be soggy - roots need air to 'breathe'.  

Cherry Laurel Yellow Leaves

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:47

I've seen newly planted laurels shed most of their leaves and recover and grow successfully.  

Ivy Grow Bag

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:45

Sam  thanks for getting back to us - I'd love to see a photo 

Cherry Laurel Yellow Leaves

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:39

They look pretty good to me - I wouldn't be worrying about them - all trees shed their leaves, even evergreens - they just don't do it all at once like deciduous trees.  I'd be very satisfied with those 


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:25

Congratulations Gg - nomination for an award - brilliant - hope you get it - it would be well deserved 

Which birds nest is this?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:09

They didn't just mention the poo, as I recall the goldfinches demonstrated!!! 


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 14:45

Nearly 23C in the shade here in Norfolk Edd, and that's with a cooling breeze off the coast - it's absolutely glorious - the goldfinches are singing their hearts out in the ash trees and there's hoverflies and other buzzy insects busying themselves in the herb garden and al over the Shady Bank.  

I've just picked a bowl full of golden gooseberries and another bowl of raspberries.

Now it's time to put my feet up and watch some Wimbledon - life doesn't get much better 


Posted: 01/07/2014 at 12:56

Just a thought - the trellis behind the clematis - is that paint water soluble and have you had some heavy rain recently? 

Hawthorn Hedge

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 12:54

Good deduction Edd 

That would've been my guess too.  

Powdery mildew affects plants that are susceptible due to stress of one sort or another - often under-watering, particularly with something recently planted which has a lot of greenery to support, when its roots haven't really had time to establish.  

I would make sure that there's no grass or weeds growing around the base of your hedge, and give it a good watering once a week until the autumn.  If we get a prolonged hot dry spell do this twice or more a week. 

With a bit of care I'm sure your hedge will recover.

Good choice by the way - I love a hawthorn hedge 

How to tame a Hollyhock!

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 10:41

Got plenty here


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Brown patch on lawn

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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Does anyone recognise this? 
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Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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