Alina W


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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.

Talkback: Planting snake's head fritillaries

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.

Talkback: Planting snake's head fritillaries

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.

what can I plant that's low maintenance?

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 00:25

How about bay? If lavender survives then bay certainly should.

Potting on Perenials plug plants

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 11:11

If you leave the plants in small pots outside then they are liable to get their roots frozen, which may kill them.

Can you not construct some form of cold frame or shelter?

Leaves on lawn

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 11:09

If you leave the leaves on the lawn they are liable to smother seedlings, as well as harming mature grass. Put something on the lawn before walking on it - stiff card or planks - and blow the leaves clear.

patio (pot) cherry tree

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 21:40

There are two possibilities that I can think of. If the blossom is fading very fast and the leaves are falling early you may have blossom wilt, described, with treatment, here.

Alternatively, and perhaps more likely, you may have canker - see here.

Although there is treatment for both these problems, if you tree is badly affected I would be tempted to replace it with a fresh one.

So annoying or not!!

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 10:53

You'll probably find that the dahlias will deteriorate as the days get shorter, but you might still have a few left at Xmas.

Roses - I've had one in flower close to Xmas for a few years now - it really depends on how mild adry it is.

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