Alina W

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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:

Fuchsia Thalia

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 15:08

Thalia is quite frost-tender, so it would be better indoors.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 13:22

Sunny spells but very chilly out of the sun in North Yorks. My seedlings have no urge to go out at all

Meconopsis (Himalayan Blue Poppy)

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 13:03

Backyardee, it's interesting that you have collected your own seeds - presumably you were lucky enough to get one of the true perennials. There was an attempt to improve the strain recently by collecting fresh seeds from the wild, and this seems to have produced shorter-lived plants. The best way around it is to buy the sheldonii hybrids, which are usually true perennials - I have a beauty that has been flowering for many years.

faded wisteria

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 12:57

It could simply be hungry. Try a balanced fertilizer such as Growmore, watered on.

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Sparse flowering cherry

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

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