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Help please - rust hollyhocks

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 19:41

first time growing them and they look atrocious last year and worse this. There is a black and a mixed colour one. Never seen a flower yet so not sure if they will actually maybe it to the full bloom this year. My mum has given me some fungicidal powder to make a spray for rust but is it worth a go or shall I give up and watch them degrade??

Help please - rust hollyhocks

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 18:50

I have been struggling with spots on my hollyhocks and this has also now gone to the stems and the leaves are starting to lace through. 


Does anyone know how to fix this, I tried to start removing the infected leaves but it now seems to have hold of both plants in total. They are 2 yrs old now and just about to flower!

will this spread to my other perennials. Any home treatments or do I need to bury something strong. Help me please I'm petrified of losing my gorgeous flowers and it will be so sad. I can take pictures if you need. Thanks

Help identifying plants

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 16:57

Panoply - thanks, it's my farthers and he was given a clump and since others have asked what it is but we were clueless! Thanks 

Help identifying plants

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 13:07

I have one too. Any help would be much appreciated. What is this .....

rasperberry Canes

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 23:56

rasberries - I had a cane at the back of my flower bed and now they are massive and have tripled if not more in size. What to do?? I have no space designated for them but would hate to waste them next yearHi wow do you divide and what do i do. Will they grow in something else??

they fruionion last years growth and they are fruiting now. Any help would none grateful as my partner loves them but they are against a fence under conifers and are swamping the flower bed so I have strapped them back. 

Missing Spring Fun

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 15:27

Much to my partners dismay I have been buying perennials so looks like more of the lawn must go!!!


Missing Spring Fun

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 23:24

Call me sad but i am missing spring and all the fun of sowing and pricking on etc. All has been set out and lout in final positions and tomato and veg all sorted too. Only think left is Astrantia seedlings from winter ripe seed just showing first true leaves. Also phone perennial lobelia my partner tipped on the lawn by accident and I tried to scoop up, I'm seeing tiny plants coming, no idea if they will last the season or what to do with them.?!??,


but what next, not enough weeding  or tasks to keep me occupied! When do people start off their winter bedding and winter interest for borders! Ideas.... Thanks

Screening ideas

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 19:59

Like that idea. I think I need to searcfruit an around the year plant then I will be ok. I don't have enough space or tubs to have summer and winter cover plants. 


So anyone know of an easy all year round climber. That is pretty in summer and winter??

Screening ideas

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 14:01

I have my thinking cap on with some if these ideas, it is badly positioned as takes prime view from in conservatory and in garden. It's nagging at die so I think I will have to do something. 


I like the idea of clematis up v shaped trellis so 2 of us could lift. But this won't solve the prob in winter!!

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