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Potting compost error

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 21:18

In theory, tulips can get diseased if planted too early.

However, when planting up a tub it is best to plant the whole thing at once in September/October. The risk of problems with the tulips is not very high.

Plant closer together in containters or raised beds...

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 21:15

Partly to make best use of them, but also because the soil tends to be richer and can support more plants.

Weeping Rose

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 09:44

With regard to our other question yes, you need to keep the soil moist.

Fungi on plum tree

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 19:54

You need to remove the fungi for the tree to have any chance. Cut off the dead wood to just short of the trunk, sterilizing your cutters before you move to the next branch.

It's possible that the fungi are just in the dead wood - if they're throughout the tree, I'm afraid there's not much that you can do to help it.


Posted: 14/10/2012 at 16:41

Bare root roses can be planted only in the dormant season, whereas container grown ones can be planted at any time - that's the main difference. Some people think that bare root plants establish better, but that does depend how early in the season you get them - too late and they can be very dry and take a long time to shoot, if they ever do.

Talkback: Planting snake's head fritillaries

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 12:31

The only thing that you can do is use a systemic insecticide, or keep checking.

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Posted: 13/10/2012 at 23:45

I've never tried sowing the seeds, but they seem to self-seed readily where the soil suits them.

Talkback: Planting snake's head fritillaries

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 23:34

Mine thrive and spread happily at the edge of my rockery, which is fairly dry.

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Posted: 13/10/2012 at 15:40

The other trick is to plant them on their sides so that water doesn't sit in the middle and rot them.

Boston Ivy

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 13:42

If you already have it then plant it out now, you don't want to keep it in a pot over winter. It doesn't mind whether you plant now or in early spring.

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