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japanese maple needs help

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 18:46

Alternatively, spray with Provado Ultimate Bug Spray, which will kill them and any hatching eggs that you've missed.

removing daffodils from pots after flowering

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 18:45

Carmen, plant them now. Some of them will be dead, but they all will die unless you get them into the ground.

Frost burnt Hydrangea

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 18:43

There's no need to do anything. Hydrangea flowers are normally left on the plant until next spring, and the leaves will fall of their own accord when the goodness has been withdrawn from them.

trees!!

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 17:16

Some birds will keep nesting until August.

removing daffodils from pots after flowering

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 16:53

They're best planted out in the garden to die off naturally, where they will flower next year. If you must store them, then either leave them in the pots or plant in a spare area of garden until the leaves have died down naturally or for a minimum of six weeks to allow time for the energy to go back into the bulb for next year. Then dig up, dry and store in an airy place until next autumn.

Can you give me some advice on Passion Flowers?

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 16:14

You might be - the recent cool spell has slowed a lot of things down and made them late.

Nasturtiums

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 16:11

Sorry, Geoff - I seem to be posting at the same time as you continuously today!

Nasturtiums

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 15:55

There are "climbing" varieties available - they are longer than the normal plants, and will ramble through or over other plants if left to their own devices.

Begonia tubers not growing

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 15:48

They can be quite slow to sprout, and moving them out of the warm house into the colder greenhouse won't help. Are you sure that you've planted them the right way up, with the dip uppermost?

Is their compost moist rather than wet, which could cause rotting?

Were they very dry when you bought them, e.g., from a supermarket, which might slow them down?

I agree with Geoff - it's not that long yet, give them a chance.

growing asparagus in containers

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 15:14

You can - there's even this YouTube video telling you how:

http://www.ehow.com/video_6533958_plant-asparagus-container-garden.html

The compost she's talking about is just a fibrous compost, and I'd be inclined to use a bigger pot than she is doing.

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