Alina W

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Disappointing plants

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 18:53

Another vote for rudbeckias here. Can't keep them alive for more than a few weeks.

Are these aquilegia seedlings?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 16:45

They could be last year's seeds which took advantage of the rain - the wind does disperse them far and wide, often before you even realize they're seeding. the ones against the fence may have been disturbed during cultivation of the soil. Anyway, you have your plant back - and more!

Is it ok to hard prune clematis affected by powdery mildew

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 23:27

Spray with a mixture of 1 part milk to about 19 parts water at 5 day intervals - you should see an improvement in a couple of weeks. Also, you say that your climbers get "lots of rainwater". Are you actually watering them? If they are on a wall, they will get far less rain than you think because of the rain shadow effect.

Also, remember that there are many different mildews; the mildew on one plant will not necessarily affect another. So the mildew on your climbers, for example, is not the same as on your fruit trees. You do not have one attack of mildew, but many different ones, possibly caused by a common factor.

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Red ants

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 23:15

Don't try digging them if they're large nests, you'll get bitten, and also be unable to clear them effectively. If they need to go bring a pest controller in, but bear in mind that the ants will come back unless the sites are made less attractive for them - they are there for a reason.

Are these aquilegia seedlings?

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 20:26

Definitely the flower bed - and be careful of the roots, as they try to form a deep "tap root" quickly. Once you have a few established and allowed to seed, you'll find them everywhere

Burgundy coloured hydrangea

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 20:18

My brother had a hydrangea that seemed to have solid burgundy flowers in his garden, but unfortunately had no idea of the name. All he could tell me was that it was an old variety, but the point is, this was about 15 years ago and he lived in Eire, so perhaps worth checking there?

spring bulbs

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 23:03

Crocus should be OK, too - but everything will need planting out into the garden once it's flowered, as a basket is unlikely to be able to nourish it enough to re-flower next year.

Cyrpus Lleylandi turning brown

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 23:00

Not Fairygirl, but in that position they will need a lot of water to stay healthy, although they shouldn't be sitting in permanent mud. You could give them an instant boost with any general purpose fertilizer watered on.

Is it ok to hard prune clematis affected by powdery mildew

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 23:27

It's not ideal. Have a look here for more information:

Apple tree not faring too well

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 23:06

That's right, yes.

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Sparse flowering cherry

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

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