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honey fungus

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 16:54

But they smell awful, especially when they're going over

seed share

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 16:53

I think that is true Diddy. To do with rapid thaw of frozen buds early in the season

Dead beech tree in beech hedge, pest?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 16:51

When lumps of my privet died it was down to mice/voles chewing the bark off in a hard winter

Dead beech tree in beech hedge, pest?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 16:08

My guess is that the fungus grew on the dead branches rather than killed the plant

My muse has deserted me ...

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 16:07
Sara 4 wrote (see)

Excellent thoughts, and looking up white nancy found me a nursery specialising in plants for shade, which isn't too far away either.  Have you (or anybody else) ever grown climbing monkshood? 

I have Sara. It's lovely but needs a little more moisture in the soil that I have here. I might try again as I've improved some areas of garden and it might work now. Better get some seeds

seed share

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 15:20

I've got one started in almost total shade now. I don't know if the paeonies like shade but the flowers last longer. I'm expecting that to flower next year. I had dozens of flowers on the big molly but she just doesn't make many fertile seeds. It's always like that, years now, so can't blame the weather. What I do get germinate though

seed share

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 14:47

Mine isn't doing that, the red one which I bought as delaveyi gets new stems but isn't travelling. I have a low growing suckering yellow one, no name, that suckers but not to cause trouble.

Do you get many seeds from Molly? I only get a few every year and It's quite an extensive plant now. The seed cases are opening now, above 20 heads so far and I have 3 seeds

seed share

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 14:29

Difficult to say due to poor record keeping, but at least 4 possibly 5 years for molly,3 or 4 for the tree p's which are probably lutea and delaveyi. 


Posted: 01/09/2013 at 14:23
fidgetbones wrote (see)

I'd like no  frost until November please.


and no snow except for maybe one day in January (please)

honey fungus

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 14:16

hi Tracey, willows can be killed by honey fungus, it's in the roots so it's getting out the root that takes away the problem. It's distressing when something dies of it but it may not happen. we lost 2 big willows in a very short time, from perfectly ok to dead within a season. but nothing else has gone except perhaps one viticella clematis. The roots are still there, it would be a mammoth task to remove them. Other trees are around, some conifers, hazel, laurel, various shrubs. There's are ashes, about 6 years old, growing up against the stump of both.

The deaths were aboput 6 years ago, fruiting bodies of honey fungus appear every year, across the grass and at the base of the stumps. Nothing else has died though. I'm not complacent about it, I know it hasn't gone but I don't expect to lose all my garden to it.

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