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Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:32

Rights, have given them both a dose of epsom salts and stopped watering for now ! Let's see how they get on. thanks all. by heck, this gardening lark can be such hard work and can be so contradictory can't it. But I do love it. On another note, gardens teeming with lovely ladybirds but have noticed such a lack of bees this year (NW, good old Lancashire), my honeysuckle used to be almost moving over summer and this year has been noticeably quiet. So sad, bumblebee hotel next purchase. a lovely sunny Sunday September afternoon to you all 

Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 11:27

oops, all wrong on the skimmia front then, it gets about 5 hours sun daily (when it shines, of course) watered almost daily. It's very free draining though. Will give watering a rest and get the Epsom salts going on both And will plant on into the garden soil over winter methinks ! Thanks for you help x 

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 01:41

Awww bless, so delightful x


Posted: 06/09/2014 at 19:08

That's a definite try for me now , hope I see some! Had a pair last spring (2013) wondering my garden, never been back ....  Would love to see again 

Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 19:05

Ah, yes always tap water - must buy a water butt ! I put a top layer of ericacous soil on, will dig in a lot more over winter then. Thanks Mattbeer, love the name, am flora vino just now  . So scared of things drying out, so water daily n still plants tell you off - too much , argh can't win lol 


Posted: 06/09/2014 at 18:18

Ooh yes photos please .... Very lucky to see jays, such shy creatures, never usually see outside woodland 

Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 17:28

Hello there, I've just been reading up on why my leaves of peris and skimmia are yellowing and dropping, however, it can be due to over watering, under watering, too little acid ..... Could anyone advise how can cure or treat my shrubs please? The skimmia is in a pot and has free draining soil, which I do water almost every day, so could be overwatering, the peris is in the ground well fed, mulch with FYM and not watered. I intend to cut the peris back quite hard this winter but am at a loss as to why they're yellowing. Hope someone can help me out 

Help with Roses and Fuschias

Posted: 31/08/2014 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: 31/08/2014 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. 

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