Alina W

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 11:58

I think it's the rain that's making all the difference, Frank.

Think of Ireland - lush, green - and always raining


Posted: 16/05/2012 at 11:55

Roses are pruned in spring, Feb-March, and even then they're not usually cut right back. If you prune them now, you'll lose all the flowers. Your best bet is probably to let them flower, but when dead heading cut the branches back to an outward facing bud about 6" from the ground.

That will encourage them to shoot from near ground level, and in future you'll be able to prune more lightly to maintain a good shape.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 11:22

Sunny but with a chill northerly breeze here in N. Yorks.

Just looked at the forecast - it's supposed to rain at the weekend.


Grass discolouration

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 21:55

If it gets dry, yes. Basically, just give it a bit of tlc for a couple of weeks. You should see results very soon.

Grass discolouration

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 21:41

It certainly should do, yes.

Rose leaf rolling saw-fly

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 21:10

Only spraying with systemic insecticide before they appear. You seem to have done everything else.


Posted: 15/05/2012 at 21:07

My pleasure, Pinkpeony. Nice to see another old face

Grass discolouration

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 21:05

Difficult to know without seeing it. Was it very long before you cut it? That would leave it yellow/brown. It should green up as it grows.


Posted: 15/05/2012 at 16:22

They're best moved in late autumn when not in active growth. Be careful to plant it at exactly the same depth as it is, as planting too deep can prevent flowers and berries forming.

Poorly lilac tree

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 16:16

I agree with the comments about stripping the grass from the base of the lilac tree, and Flowerchild's other comments on how to treat it. As for feeding, I think that you can try feeding it with more or less anything, as it will be better than nothing.

Suckers - yes, you can certainly dig them up and grow them on into new plants. Here's a step by step guide:

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