Dovefromabove


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Honeysuckle Periclymenum Rhubarb & Custard

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 00:00

It sounds to me as if your plant has powdery mildew. This often happens when honeysuckle suffers from drought. They need a cool deep root-run, damp soil and ' their feet in the shade and their faces in the sun'.  Get that right and your plant will be stronger and healthier. 


That being said, honeysuckles often get a bit of powdery mildew at this time of year. My substantial honeysuckles planted in the soil  on shady banks against cool fences have got a bit of it in this dry spell and I've been using a seep hose to water them at the roots

Do my laurels need a chop?

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 16:57

And you're right - I'd go a bit lower - don't forget the gardening saying - Growth follows the knife 

Will anything grow in here??

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 16:48
punkdoc says:

I love it.


I think I would leave it as it is.


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 I love it too ... looks like Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood  (or how I imagine it anyway).  I'd just manage the bracken and as Fairy suggests, create a woodland fringe garden at the edges ... I'd give my eye teeth for that 


P.S.  I'd add loads and loads of different sorts of bird boxes, also for bats, owls and nest sites for different falcons etc.  


Perhaps put nectar-rich plants in the glades for woodland butterflies and food plants for their caterpillars.


And ask Father Christmas for a trail camera or two 

Last edited: 12 August 2016 16:52:34

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 16:45

What!  You mean there are cheap kitchens available???   You never hear about them on here do you? 

Olympics

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 15:46

I'm totally choked up with emotion having seen the most phenomenal 10,000 metre world record run by that amazing young woman ... what a feat of courage, endurance and fitness!!! 

Digging Up Potatoes.... found an EGG!!

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 15:20

Maylane - sounds as if your frog was being eaten by a grass snake - I was able to get a photo of this happening in our pond a couple of years ago.  They eat them head first.  

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 15:10

I've had to put the sprinkler on   the Wilderness and the veg patch all looking very floppy and the wind is bashing things about and tearing leaves - they need a drink to perk them up so they're not so flimsy.  


Topbird, the soaker hose has made a huge difference to the Clematis and honeysuckles on the fence at the back of the Shady Bank .


29.9C in the shade in my back garden at the moment Fairy 

Olympics

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:37

 Fairy

Olympics

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:23

Yay!  He just shook the rain off the brolly onto John Inverdale 

Olympics

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:20

Just watched Steve Redgrave's face as he watched John Inverdale talking around and around in circles about the perfect  rowing four under the umbrellas, just after the camera caught him swallowing something he was eating - SR's face was a picture of total bemusement  

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