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Advice needed please

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 16:11

thankyou nutcutlet for your reply. I searched google and came across a homemade remedy for mildew, with bicarbonate of soda in water and spray the leaves. I have tried it, and it does seem to have made the appearance of the leaves better.

Can it cause harm to the actual tree, or is it just cosmetic do you know?

Advice needed please

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 23:02

thankyou for your reply holly, and in answer to your question, yes I did water it in well, also added "rootgrow" which was recommended to use when planting the tree. I have been trying to find out what it might be, and have stumbled on "powdery mildew" , it does sound like whats on my tree......and one of the causes can be from getting sprinkled with water a lot, which would make sense, as my husband was using a sprinkler everyday on new turf we had laid near to the tree.

Do you think this is what it could be?

Advice needed please

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 21:14


Advice needed please

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 20:21

Hi, I have a young Amelanchier Lamarckii that I purchased just a few months ago. It was healthy looking at first, but then I noticed, what looks like mildew on some of the lower leaves. I have inspected it again today, and the "mildew" has spread up to the higher leaves.

Would love to get some advice, on what this might be, and if there is any treatment please. Thanks



Idea's and suggestios for my front garden please

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 20:06

thankyou wonderboy

I understand what you mean about seeing things with our own eyes, I think your right, I will go to a garden centre next weekend. I just thought transporting them home would have been a hassle, but my hubby has just said he can borrow his works van  

We are hoping to have the topsoil this week, so I guess that wont leave enough time for the weeds to grow? We want it turfed ASAP.  Maybe with my new enthusiasm in the garden, I will regularly de-weed myself, every so often. 

thanks for all your help and suggestions I am likely to ask your advice again, im sure LOL 

Idea's and suggestios for my front garden please

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 19:15

Thanks everyone,. quercus, fairygirl & wonderboy for all your suggestions, and sorry I have taken so long to reply. 

I have looked at the Amelanchier lamarkii, and really like it, also the virbunum bodnantes and some of the others suggested.  I have been looking at buying them from Crocus. The Amelanchier come in 2 sizes, but the smaller one which is in 7.5 litre  pot, is out of stock, but the 10Litre is available and will be delivered within 2 weeks if I order it, but it's 1.5m tree, and £47.99, without the 20% discount offer.  Do you think that is good value for money, and also do you think the size will be ok for where I want to put it, in the corner ?  I am clueless , and I know you friendly bunch will have the answers for me. 

My Lawn has been dug up today, and looks an absolute mess.......but has to be done. Preparing for the topsoil now, then re-turfing it.  Could you also recommend any options to stop the masses of weeds from sprouting up again, if we havent had all of the roots up?  I would be ever so greatful, and thanks in advance........again

Idea's and suggestios for my front garden please

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 22:18

thankyou very much for all your suggestions, I really do appreciate them 

Im so glad to learn that laurel is not going to be suitable for us. We have been pricing them recently, and were very tempted. So glad I asked you now.

Jontydoggie, I like the idea of a narrow border, but my hubby may need convincing. I forgot to mention that we have screening to cover those unsightly bricks, the same as the screening on the upper wall. Trellis would be a lovely Idea, however I would be worried how long it would last by the alleyway, I often have children/teens leaning against that wall  

Quercus-rubur, I knew I would be asked the aspect, and I'm not sure . I think its North Facing, but could well be wrong. Looking at my pics, the sun shines from the left in the morning, comes round to the right by the afternoon, then to the side of my house (right), and my back garden is a suntrap all afternoon until the sun goes down. Does this help? Thanks for the info on latin names, I would not have known that.  The last thing I want to do is plant trees, and regret it in a few years time.  

I like your idea of planting small trees, and shrubs along the outside wall. (it's a wall, with screening on it), would you have some suggestions on trees'shrubs please? 

thankyou all, I want to get this right, this time 

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 21:41

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 21:38

I hope it's ok that I've joined in too  I live in Neath Port Talbot, South Wales.

Idea's and suggestios for my front garden please

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 21:28

Hi everyone

We are going to be doing some work on our front garden. My husband and I are not experienced gardeners,  and would love some advice/suggestions. 

My husband wants to dig up the lawn, add more topsoil, then re-turf it, as the garden has sunk. As you wil see from my pics, I have a few potted plants, and some kind of bush in the garden (that the birds love). To the right of the garden, there is a public alleyway, and looks over into my garden. I am thinking about putting a fast growing hedge there such as laurel, just to make my garden a little more private from the alleyway.  Would Laurel be a good hedging plant and easy to care for?   

I would also love anybody to give us any suggestions on design if you could please.  The garden is an irregular shape and I am not great with ideas, and dont want to spend a fortune. 

Here are a few pics 




 We are considering removing the paving stones at the back (they will have to go if we do decide on the hedge), also considering moving the bush from the front garden. I would really love a cherry blossom tree. seen a young one for £40 locally.  Are they easy to look after? Also would love any suggestions on other easy to care for plants I could consider. Preferably wildlife friendly. Would just love some ideas on how to make it look nice and cared for please, your suggestions will be greatly appreciated   




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