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Alina W


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Is my Aloe Vera healthy!?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 17:10

It sounds like the lower leaves are simply old and dying.

If it's only happening to a few bottom leaves and the upper ones are healthy, then it's normal and your plant is growing nicely.

Don't try watering - if a plant is shedding old leaves, nothing will plump them up and you'll just rot the roots.

Do Lupins

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 13:59

Yes, and a bit of extra water helps things along, too.

Witch Hazel

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 13:57

I agree with nutcutlet - it's a big tree, which means it has a large root system that has been lost, and this is the worst possible time of year to try and move it. Sorry!

Japanese Anenomes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 13:54

A good idea from Lyn.

I cut down into the ground a few inches beyond the plant with a spade to its full length every few weeks - that means that any new runners are easy to remove if they've managed to escape.

Otherwise, a deep bottomless tub buried level with he ground's surface also works.

Now there's irony

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 13:36

@ Lulu

Dying plants

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 13:34

Me too

Dying plants

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 11:08

And try and train him/her to go in a designated place, away from your plants.

Dog pee will kill bushes, let alone soft plants.

What to do with nerine bulbs just received

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 12:41

Depends where the original poster lives - nerines don't like frost. If you want to grow them outside, plant in a very sheltered place and put a cover or hefty mulch on them to protect them over winter; clear it off them in spring.

Ivy, holly and cyclamen - everywhere!!!

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 12:37

I agree with the suggestion not to do much if you've not seen the garden through the year - there are sure to be bulbs and deciduous plants lurking.

Just keep on top of the weeding, especially the ivy as that can become a real thug and strangle things.

what to do about these bulbs that have just arrived in the post

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 12:32

Yes, they'll be fine.

I still have tulips to plant!

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