Alina W

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 09:41

Overcast but warmer today - and supposed to be splitting the flags tomorrow


Posted: 20/05/2012 at 22:36

Perfectly good construction, though - just not for this word

Pruning pyracantha

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 22:35

Yes, you should be able to cut it hard back to get better growth. It can be done now, and feed and water it well afterwards.

In future, try to trim it several times a year, as soon as it starts to look tatty, starting after it has flowered so that you can preserve the flowers and hence berries.

Sunflower Problems

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 22:31

You shouldn't really be feeding seedlings for the first few weeks - potting them on into fresh compost as they outgrow their pots should give them enough food.


Posted: 20/05/2012 at 22:15

There are some new strains with upright flowers - most of them are indeed pendulous.

Sunflower Problems

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 22:13

How big are they? Sunflowers grow so fast that they run out of food and water very quickly.

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 21:33

It should be a jpg, and under 1 MB in size - perhaps it's the latter that is the problem?

Pruning large box shrubs

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 17:38

Same applies to them, shape them as you need to.

Fruit trees - damaged by frost

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 17:37

No, it doesn't sound like it - plums are hardy, although frost can damage the blossom. Are there any other signs of problems - split bark, oozing?

Sunflowers falling over

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 17:35

They need to be outside - your windowsill is too warm and not light enough. You need to stake the second one, too, and then put them outside in a shelered place, bringing them inside overnight. That will help thicken up the stems and make them more sturdy. I presume that these are miniature sunflowers?

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Sparse flowering cherry

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

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