Alina W

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Perennials not growing

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 20:50

Were these root cuttings bought in a cardboard box, by any chance?

Gourds !!

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 20:48

We did, Zoomer

I grew them up a trellis, although I can't remember if I tied them in. The mixed ones are generally fairly small, max size that of a small melon, more often a grapefruit or large pear.

Is my hedge alive or not?

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 20:39

Hello again, Louise. Beech hedges should be starting to move around about now, so it's not too late yet.

Cherry - that wants to be pruned in summer, so June-August, and make sure that the weather is dry at the time. Take off about a max of a third of the height of your plants in the first year.

lawn help!

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 20:32

Assuming that the weeds and moss patches are few, I would start by applying lawn feed to revitalize the grass; in 4-6 weeks you can apply a  lawn weed and feed to treat problem areas. In the meantime. mow regularly and not too low; the food alone should make a big difference.

Gourds !!

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 20:28

Plant out when all danger of frost has passed. Give them a sunny position in good soil and make sure that they don't dry out; a bit of tomato food won't go amiss, but other than that they are quite reliable plants.

Potted Bay Tree

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 22:05

If it is in a pot you can certainly feed it, preferably with a foliar fertilizer, although the fresh compost should have made a difference. Other than that, keep it moist and make sure it is in a sheltered, sunny position to give it the best chance.

A thought - did you examine the roots while re-potting? Did they look healthy? And no sign of any grubs such as vine weevil?


Posted: 09/05/2012 at 21:42

Are they in pots which have got too dry at some stage?

Reviving dried bedding, lost instructions

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 21:40

I would imagine that you have to soak them in water for at least 12 hours, but I can't claim to have ever done this.

Let us know what happens!


Posted: 09/05/2012 at 12:40

Is there any chance that it dried out at that time? That would also explain the browning. It could also have had young growth caught by frost.

Give it a bit of tlc and it should produce some new growth soon.

When to re-pot Dicentra (bleeding heart)

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 12:37

Do it once it's finished flowering. I'm not sure that it's as fussy about root disturbance as they say - I once chopped mine up by accident, and it still cane back!

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