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Funny little spiders on my Dahlia

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 15:38

Click on the picture to enlarge greatly, punkdoc

They're definitely mites, but that's about all I can say - sorry!

Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 15:25

I've had delphiniums, lupins and foxgloves re-flowering every year for a long time now, and I'm only about 30 miles from Harrogate, punkdoc.

I think that soil/sun matters, too - all of mine are in relatively poor soil, but they do get plenty of water, moderate sunshine and are fairly sheltered. I don't cut my plants down completely, just get rid of dead leaves and the old flower spikes.

Hanging baskets

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 19:58

No, I'm afraid not.

Grass needs about 20cm soil beneath it minimum, and would also be very prone to drought/flooding on such a surface.

Japanese Anenomes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 19:53

I find that the white one is just as much of a spreader once it's established.

Hanging baskets

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 17:11

Yes, they should.

Give then a few feeds and some water to encourage them - there's still plenty of time to get another good show.

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

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