Alina W

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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!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 11:43

Sunny this morning, but predicted to rain heavily later.

The grass is so high, I'm thinking of bringing in the big game hunters soon....

But the good news is that my clematis sieboldi is alive and well after giving me a fright by not showing last month

Clematis Montana Peveril

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 09:54

Peveril isn't pruned normally - they are big plants, that's their nature (5-7m). If you have to prune to control their size do it after flowering.

wrinkly rose leaves??

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 09:49

No, that causes complete collapse. It's more likely to be uneven watering if they're in pots.

Weed suppressing membrane.

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 22:06

Well, part of the argument is that seeds only have a finite life, so if you suppress them long enough they'll be dead before they can get the chance to germinate.

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