Alina W

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My cactus is turning black ?!

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 19:57

Are the black areas soft?

DavidAustin roses - Floppy shrub roses

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 19:40

It's a common problem with DA roses because the flowers are so heavy, and usually improves as the rose matures. A temporary "quick fix" to save the flowers is to build a frame around the rose for the first couple of years to stop the rose splaying out too much; it does have the advantage of allowing the supporting stems to grow more sturdy in a good open shape.


Posted: 01/07/2017 at 20:06

John Innes seed compost might be better for them - they don't like being wet. They also need sun and warmth.

Something growing on my potatoes

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 19:57

They are toxic - best removed if you have children, certaiinly.

Jaunty angles!

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 22:51

Yes, no reason why not - just be careful of large roots. if you are in a windy position, it's often better to use a longer stake from the outset.

car park

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 19:08

I don't think that mint would tolerate being driven on. Your best bet would be a water-permeable weed suppressant membrane under the gravel, I would have thought.

Sumac Tree Removal

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 23:19

I'm not sure that glyphosate will kill the suckers - I think you will need SBK for those, because the roots are long.

Advice for cherry tree

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 22:57

It looks very much like it ran short of water while you were away. Check the soil around it; if it's very dry, water it again and keep it moist (not soaking wet). Some leaves may revive, or you may not get any fresh ones until next spring, but hopefully the tree will survive.

Identification please

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 19:01

Slime mould?

feeding the birds

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 21:49

I feed all year round, and have done for years. As far as I can tell, the food seems to help more birds survive, but they don't eat the foods provided exclusively by any means. We regularly see parent birds with beakfuls of grubs and spiders.

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Sparse flowering cherry

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German myrtle, Bride's myrtle, m.communis microphylla

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