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Latest posts by lavenderlass

Honey Fungus growth

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:25

Have looked on the internet and I seem to think it is more like sulphur tuft.  Is this as hard as honey fungus to get rid of? 

Honey Fungus growth

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:15

Thanks BobTheGardner I will take a photo if it comes back and Pansyface I will look up sulphur tuft and hf to see if I can identify it.  Many thanks to you both.

Honey Fungus growth

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 15:12

 Sorry, when I saw it I cleared away into the bin (not the compost bin) but it was long in shape and the top was like a thin bell shape.

Honey Fungus growth

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 14:52

Three years ago we chopped down an old apple tree in our garden but did not dig out the roots.  Now we have what I thing is honey fungus (honey coloured mushrooms)growing out of the ground at the bottom of the stump.  I have heard this is hard to get rid of, is this true?  Would appreciate any help.

What would survive in my mini greenhouse at the moment

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 15:08

I only have a mini plastic greenhouse but grow pelargonium and fuchsia cuttings  each year in the greenhouse.  I wrap the inside of the greenhouse in garden fleece and though I do lose some cuttings a lot do survive.  Wilco's are reasonable plants and at the moment I have two Dicentra and a hardy geranium in pots at the bottom of the greenhouse so I am sure that your plants will be fine.  Good luck.

Clematis from seed

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 21:01

Sorry to be so long in getting back, but thanks for the info.  I was thinking of getting rid of it but I might hang on and see what happens.

Clematis from seed

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 19:41

Hi, can anyone advise on this please.  Three years ago I grew a clematis from seed.  Unfortunately, I've forgotten the name of it and misplaced the seed packet, but I had success with one seed and it is now in a pot in the garden looking quite healthy.  The problem is it hasn't flowered.  Do clematis take their time to flower?

Dwarf Pear Tree

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 15:04

Thanks for your advice BobThe Gardener I will try it with a wash about December.  I had been advised to take off the infected leaves but that would mean denuding nearly half the tree.  Hopefully the fruit will be ok as this was the best year for blossom yet.

Dwarf Pear Tree

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 19:11

I have had a dwarf pear tree planted in a large tub for three years.  Each year it has what looks like scale insect on the leaves and the leaves end up dying.  This year I have sprayed the leaves with Bug Clear when the leaves started to appear and then again when they were fully out but I still have this infestation and it seems to start at the top and be working its way down the tree.  The tree seems healthy with plenty of flowers and now the pears are beginning to form, but what can I do to stop this happening to the leaves and will it damage the tree at all?  I would very much appreciate some help.

slug and snail control

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 20:00

Hi Poly-anthus, You're right they are yukkie but I'm lucky my hubby cleans them out for me, but if I had to do it myself I think I would as they do keep the slugs/snails of the plants,

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