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Ash disease found in Somerset

A case of the tree disease Chalara, also known as ash dieback, has been confirmed in woodland in Somerset, near Minehead.

Somerset is the 15th county in England where Chalara has been discovered in the wider environment (forests and woodland); the ot

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Ash disease found in Dorset

A further case of the tree disease Chalara, also known as ash dieback, has been confirmed in woodland in Dorset, near Dorchester.

Dorset is the 13th county in England where Chalara has been discovered and means the disease has now been confirmed in 5

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Open forum activity

David Benson replied to Tim Bucknall's discussion Lawn fungus ID
"as snow mould (wich i think it is) is usualy a winter spring thing iron sulphate is usually reccomended "
8 hours ago
Neil Darby replied to Peter sellers's discussion Box blight
"No blight here in Surrey atm, although a client, new last summer, had had some previously & I had to remove the plants. I desinfect between gardens now.
As for Box tree caterpillar, I spray with a Biological control, every other week since late…"
11 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Tim Bucknall's discussion Lawn fungus ID
"Would agree looks like snow mould, a broad spectrum fungicide should surt"
14 hours ago
Tim Bucknall posted a discussion
We have a client with a lawn we laid last autumn, which has struggled.  I went to se it the other day, and part of it had what looked to me like red thread, although there was no actual threads visible.  He hasn't fed this year, so I told him to…
21 hours ago
Glen Stillman replied to Peter sellers's discussion Box alternatives
"As others have said, there are various euonymus to consider, green spire (I think this might be the one billybop is referring to) is probably closest looking to box if that's what you're after. 
My local nursery has stocking what they claim to be…"
yesterday
Billybop replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Stihl battery hedge cutter.
"I would say HSA94R, I have the 24" version. It is powerful with an aggressive cut best used on rough hedges. For the nice hedges I use the T version. Battery powered, but not cordless"
yesterday
John F replied to Tim Bucknall's discussion Lonicera nitida- again
"The new looking wall behind it could be Leeching lime from the cement .
Just one suggestion to investigate ."
yesterday
The Wall replied to Kieron Glover's discussion Swapping van for a pickup ??
"You really need to get one with a hardtop but i can't see how you can use a ramp for your mower and let down the handles to get the mower in the hardtop as the door will be in the way, also check out the size of the tub as some of the tubs are very…"
yesterday
Glen Stillman replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Another shrub looking unhealthy
"This is quite a useful book "
yesterday
Glen Stillman replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Another shrub looking unhealthy
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yesterday
Oliver clarkson posted a discussion
Evening.I currently use an HS82 rc hedge cutter what would be the battery equivalent, just quickly looked and quite a few options. Many thanks 
yesterday
Fusion Media posted a blog post
BAGMA (British Agricultural & Garden Machinery Association) has announced that it will be launching the new BAGMA Dealer Hub at GroundsFest, which is taking place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 20 – 21 September.BAGMA has been representing…
yesterday
Fusion Media posted a blog post
Menai Tractors, based in North-West Wales, has been appointed as a new Etesia dealer and will be distributing Etesia's complete product range which includes ride-on mowers, scarifiers, brush cutters, green technology and pedestrian mowers.Founded by…
yesterday
Tim Bucknall posted a discussion
Hi FolksI know there's been a similar question recently, but just wondering if views are still the same.  These lonicera hedges are well established but as I understand it, have been going like this since about March.  That would tie in with frost…
yesterday
John F replied to Kieron Glover's discussion Swapping van for a pickup ??
"Today the thieves preffered method of entry is to bypass the vehicles security system using technology  which leaves no signs of forced entry . 
Had this three times and they even locked my vehicle after the thefts . 
I suspect they could have…"
yesterday
Vic 575 replied to Kieron Glover's discussion Swapping van for a pickup ??
"Why does this idea of items being stolen keep being mentioned? You just have a canopy fitted. Nearly all pick-ups have them. There is no security issue.

I once helped a client/friend out one winter [2017/18] and did some van driving for him. I…"
yesterday
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Lawn fungus ID

We have a client with a lawn we laid last autumn, which has struggled.  I went to se it the other day, and part of it had what looked to me like red thread, although there was no actual threads visible.  He hasn't fed this year, so I told him to…

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2 Replies · Reply by David Benson 8 hours ago
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Lonicera nitida- again

Hi FolksI know there's been a similar question recently, but just wondering if views are still the same.  These lonicera hedges are well established but as I understand it, have been going like this since about March.  That would tie in with frost…

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1 Reply · Reply by John F yesterday
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