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Latest posts by LeadFarmer

When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:10

Have any of the leaves turned black/brown? My privet suffered from honey fungus and I had to dig out the hedge, as well as a section of healthy hedge, and I also dug out and threw away all the soil. It was a 2 day job!

I didnt see any bootlaces either, but all the other sympotms were there. HF can spread from dead tree stumps or decaying cherry trees. I had both!

I replaced with privet from elsewhere in the garden and fortunately all now seems well.

Edging for beds

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:03


Edging for beds

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:03

Has the editing feature been removed from this forum? Ive just tried to edit my post above but cant seem to do do. Anyway, heres a photo of Everedge product which can be used in curves...

Edging for beds

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:00

I intend to use some of this edging when I do my garden makeover...

Bird food

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:56

Like this one..


Bird food

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:54

Buy yourself a seed feeder with a tray fixed to the underneath. When I used one of these I went from refilling the feeder every 2 days to only needing to fill it every 4 days, as any spilt seed remained in the tray. 

But then comes the next problem. The trays usually have drainage holes, which can become blocked with seed or bird droppings. Spilt seen in the tray then goes mouldy. Catch 22 really.

I dont tend to use the trays now, instead I feed sunflower hearts which I find are less messy. Dunnocks and wood pigeons clear up any spilt seed before it hits the ground!

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 13:29
dannyson wrote (see)

That seemed to work - so another.....

  All looks a little bare and new - because it is just 3 weeks old - but at least the waters cleared now...

That looks brilliant. Don't suppose you have any sketches/plans of your pond showing the position of its different levels etc do you? Or did you just dig it as you went along?

Empty Sunflower Seeds?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 22:14

Yes there were bees on them. Ill have a look at another flower an see what that's like. 

so .. spring bulb planting time

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 12:42

Where is everyone ordering their bulbs from this year?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 11:45

In a few days im hoping these Victoria plumbs will be ripe enough to pick...


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Where do you buy from? 
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