Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 14:16

Hosta!!!  Don't you dare overdo it!!! 



I've just picked the first of our over-wintered broad beans - we'll have them for supper with gammon, carrots, new potatoes and parsley sauce ............ hungry already!!! 

Cutting raspberries back?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 13:44

I've tried it with my autumn fruiting Polka but I find the early fruit much smaller than the lovely large ones produced in the autumn, so now I cut them all down in February.

What is this Beetle

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 13:36

A cockchafer  - a wonderful creature.


Years ago there were great numbers of them and they caused damage to crops and haymeadows - nowadays they exist in much smaller numbers and do little significant harm in gardens.  I love to see them - they fly in the treetops on warm evenings and love honeysuckle blossom.  


https://www.buglife.org.uk/bugs-and-habitats/common-cockchafer 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 11:29

Good morning Wonky 


Think those would be good either to the right of your water but or in the wildlife bit - sedges like damp toes.  Not that I'd tell you what to do 

Newly planted tree dying, help!

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 10:12

It's not clear from the photo how deep the compost is.  Trees of that size need quite a depth of soil.  At least a couple of feet. 


I would replant in a mix of JI 3 and grit as I suggested.  - that should contain enough nutrients for quite a while.  


Personally I wouldn't feed again until next spring when I would give one dose of Fish, Blood and Bone as on the pack, and again in early summer.  

tomato leaf problems

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 10:00

What compost are they in?

Newly planted tree dying, help!

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 09:26

What sort of compost is it planted in?  I would have put it in John Innes No 3 loam-based compost and added a lot of horticultural grit to improve the drainage.


You say that you've given it lots of water - these trees like well-drained soil - could you have over-watered it?


And don't forget that even evergreens lose some leaves throughout the year.

Last edited: 28 May 2016 09:28:20

Shrub ID please

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 09:10

Hi 


It's Cistus x purpureus https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/90960/Cistus-x-purpureus/Details 


Not generally long-lived so possibly this one could be replaced 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 09:06

Hi Topbird - the only sheltered shady spot is the pathway alongside the house so no soil, just path.  


Yes, plant tomorrow, water and mulch  ......... thanks folks 


Hosta, who are the VIPs?    thought you were only expecting us .......... do we have to bring our posh togs 

Where would you start with this?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 08:47

I agree with Nutcutlet - I can't see anything too bad there - regular mowing will bring that around and you may find some special plants among the weeds.  What a lovely spot ... full of potential.  Enjoy 

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