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Morning Forkers query

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 17:22

Yes it does Thanks hoolie 

Roses

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 17:09

Black spot is impossible to erradicate. Every time a new fungicide is produced the fungus changes and becomes resistant. Best you can do is remove any infected leaves from the plant and the ground and destroy them and provide the best growing and soil conditions possible for your roses to keep them healthy. Aphids on the other hand are easily dealt with...by nature. I collect spiders, ladybirds and larvae, damsel fly larvae and transfer them to the roses. A quick blast from a hose beforehand will reduce aphid numbers too. Blue tits love aphids so hang a bird feeder nearby.

Morning Forkers query

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 17:00

Without having to scroll thru pages and pages of posts.

Talkback: Mullein moth

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 16:57

In one of the gardens I work in we leave all the wild mullein to grow and when the caterpillars appear on the cultivated ones we just transfer.

Found this tho                                                              http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/problems/flowers/mullein-moth/406.html

Long, narrow border ideas

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 10:21

Agree lavender but I'd just go with hidcote the plants seem more compact than munstead.

unknown shrub

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 16:59

Have been asked by a fellow gardener if I could identify it but I can't. Afraid I don't have pictures. They are on her phone.

Pink scented flowers that look like syringa flowers. Leaves smaller than Syringa and quite dainty, rounded and mottled white with just a bit of green. New growth plain green.

About 8/10ft tall and suckers like a Syringa....any ideas anyone?

Plant ID help needed please!

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 00:06

More likely to be wild. My guess damson or sloe. Either of those in the vicinity?

Hello :)

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 00:04

Hi Susan  And wheres the cake Pottie????????

what to start now for autumn & winter cut flowers

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 22:27

schizostylis springs to mind. Will flower right through if winter mild enough. Available in pink and white. Tend to find it with marginal water plants although it will grow in any moist soil.

Good old daffodils. Should flower in late winter unless we have another year like this one!

Ornamental cabbages. Come in an array of different colours and forms.

leucojum vernum. Spring snowflake. Very tall good for cutting but usually flower around March so not sure if too late for what you want.

Some grasses have lovely heads that can be used.

 

 

Elderflower cordial

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 20:54

Do share Rodgy 

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