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Suitable plant ideas please..

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 19:51

Have just widened my flower beds and would like to put in some ground cover - something that will survive underneath various deciduous trees along an east facing border. Soil is very heavy clay and alkaline. Has been improved a bit after a few years of mulching and adding lots of additional compost and manure. Any suggestions gratefully received 

Photinia leaf drop

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:15

Very useful advice thank you!

My photinia currently has lovely red new growth but the older leaves are pale and mottled which as you suggest, Flowerchild probably means it's not happy in my soil. I'm thinking about replacing it with a laurel as they do very well in my garden - I may buy another photinia to grow in a large pot instead.

Hope your photinia recovers successfully Drywsdad 

 

 

green thumb

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 21:19

I've used them in the past - the lawn was beautiful after treatment. Sadly it's one of those 'extra' costs that has to go when money gets tight!

Photinia leaf drop

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 20:54

Glad you posted as was worried about my photinia bush which is dropping a lot of leaves too. I've also had the black spots on the leaves for the last year or so. Your tree looks really lovely at the front there - hope it recovers ok!

Can anyone tell me what kind of soil they prefer? I've got a very alkaline soil and have been mulching with ericacious compost to try to reduce the PH. This is an attempt to improve the leaf colour which is very pale. Am I just fighting a losing battle with this plant?? 

(Hope you don't mind me asking here OP - was about to post but saw you had already asked similar q!)

 

 

Yellow leaves - help!!

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 21:40

Thanks.. appreciate your replies! Yes am watering it and has been fed fortnightly. Am very relieved you think not fireblight though as as this was my main worry and I had thought the pyracantha next to it was showing signs last year. There is no sign of oozing or weeping on branches and no fungus that I can see.

Will try to get pic of whole tree tomorrow but is mainly the lower middle section - new growth is currently fine.

 

Yellow leaves - help!!

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 20:13

Can anyone help - please? 

I'm really concerned about the tree as many of the leaves are now yellowing 

 

Yellow leaves - help!!

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 16:40

Bump 

Yellow leaves - help!!

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 20:13

I have a Sorbus aria which is around 3 yrs old and the leaves in the centre of the tree are all going yellow/brown and falling off - see pic. The tree is in quite a shady area although it does get Sun most of the day. I also have yellowing leaves on some of my other plants nearby - a solanum and honeysuckle.

Do you think this is a soil problem - is very alkaline when I tested it? If not, any ideas what could be the cause?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27331.jpg?width=269&height=350&mode=max

 

 

 

Sad looking Ceonothus

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:54

I nearly lost mine last year after moving it at the wrong time. A dose of epsom salts brought it back practically from the dead! It's growing brilliantly this year even after this terrible weather.

Remove Robinia Tree?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 13:00

I did keep mine as it did eventually come back to life properly last year and it looked lovely albeit a few brown patches on the leaves. However, parts of the tree have small leaves developing this year but much of the tree - especially the top branches look completely dead  

I'm going to give it a few more weeks to see what happens but may take it out as is easiest to do it now whilst still a relatively young tree...

Sorry to hear your trees have both been affected too

 

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