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Help with Roses and Fuschias

Posted: Yesterday at 15:33

Hi TB2 , yes black spot, as you probably know and looks like fuschia rust. I'm afraid best to cut back to ground on your roses as it's nearly autumn and cut out to a healthy point of the fuschia. I spray with a weak sulphur spray on my roses which is working, so try and get some for next spring, keep spraying and spray round the ground Too. Pick up and pick off any leaves that show diseases next year As soon as you see them. As for the fuschia, I had this early spring but I trimmed each shoot affected, to a clean bud/leaf node and they've come on fine for the rest of the year.


Posted: Yesterday at 12:33

No, it's lovely, never knew what it's name was tho lol! Just googled. I really like this and had one year but I wasn't very successful and didn't try again 


Posted: 30/08/2014 at 09:44

That's so funny pansy face and gran, I never would have imagined sheep pinching bananas and biccies like that, gave me a good giggle! But reading about the poor poor mare, that's so tragic, poor thing. 


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 14:08

Hi herb garden, yes, it's a ladybird, I have fair few of the black ones with 2red spots .... Currently teaming with ladybird larvae, so they're breeding somewhere

Help - screening shrubs

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 14:04

Thanks Dove, yes that's the one !!! Yes you're right pp, not watering and feeding it enough I suppose, they're such hard work to do though. May add a trellis inside and grow a little climber through as you suggest . And treat it with a little more tlc Thanks 

Help - screening shrubs

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 12:58

Hello there, hope someone can help? My neighbours have built an elevated extension . Which I'm trying to screen, I put these in last year (can't remember what they're called eurythous ? Gold) but they don't seem to be doing too well.. Any ideas Out there ? Needs to be reasonably tall but able to withstand not too much Care  I do like these though, but need to see where I'm going wrong perhaps.......


A Senior Moment.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 16:17

Haha, safe place ..... Look yes, been there 

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 11:16

Yes Fairygirl, love your name and picture by the way, before he died, he put 3 yes 3 different locks on the front door ! My mum was at my sisters one day and I had to drop something off at her house, left and locked all three locks up, set off to manchester airport and when landed at the other side I had numerous missed calls, mum was locked out as she was only using one lock !  Oops . 


A Senior Moment.

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:33

Agree with most on here, happening more and more often, especially putting my - now what's they called - down ! Upstairs, back down, stretch back, go to do something else instead, eer oh yes there are my secatures . Best was my poor old dad (and I'm now the same, ) he couldn't throw any keys away, so when he passed away, we found a multitude of unlabelled keys, we ended up having to change all mothers locks cos had no idea which key fit which lock - bless 

What's eating my magnolia?

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 20:44

Possibly leaf spot, do you water the foliage or get it wet? Try not to, meanwhile, you'll need to get rid of the affected leaves and be sure to rake up those fallen off. 

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Discussions started by Flora rosa

Help - screening shrubs

Privacy hedging but window box 
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Leave to nature vr stop in their tracks  
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Frog hopper / cuckoo spit / good, bad or indifferent

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Killer in action

Isn't nature fab 
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Rose black spot

Sorry, can't see the original thread - does vinegar spray work in your opinion? 
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Dragonfly ???

Just spotted this sunbathing - then started thundering and lightning  
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Bumblebees in trouble - seem to have a few bees in trouble . But why?

How can I help them? 
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Wildflower mats

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