Alina W

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My oriental lilies aren't very well

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 17:45

Perhaps you used ericacious compost after seeing references to L. auratum and L. speciosum, which the RHS list among acid-lovers?

The only thing I can add to what you've already been told is that black tips on lily leaves can be caused by over-watering, but I don't see any significant blackness on your photo. As long as their pots are not soggy, your lilies should be fine. The leaves will still feed the bulb after the flowers are gone, as they normally do.

How to grow your own Thai curry ingredients and cut down on food miles

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 14:53

Hate to say this, Ladybird4, but if it's anything like the ginger I grew, you'll be waiting a long time! Nice plant, until it got whitefly....

Very sick mature bay tree

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 14:12

The tree may be too far gone to be revived. However, when bays are killed in cold weather they often come back from ground shoots, so they may be your best bet, but that's as far as I can say. If you do get someone in, do be careful to get someone with some gardening knowledge to advise you further.

Mysterious passionflower death

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 14:03

Check for slug damage around the main stems first - they can sometimes strip bark from plants and so kill the top growth.

Clematis Dying?

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 14:00

In addition to Obelixx's excellent advice, you mention  that your compost is "very free-draining". It should be soil-based and retain some water rather than letting it run straight through.

Black garden after Evergreen 4 in 1.

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 13:48

Did you push a fork down a few cm deep all over the areas you tried to re-seed? If not, the seed is probably sitting in an unsuitable place, or has been eaten by birds. Also, how soon did you do this after the patches appeared? As already said, you need to wait a month or so before re-seeding. You also need to ensure the seed is kept moist at all times - the occasional rain shower isn't enough.

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Weed identification

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 13:27

And I'll emphasise that: hawkweek is a small plant with completely different leaves, growing not 3 metres from me as I type.

Very sick mature bay tree

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 12:47

I notice it seems to be on a border - is there any chance it has been damaged by a neighbour's digging?

Whats wrong with my rose

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 12:21

My first thought would be has the graft failed?

Mysterious passionflower death

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 12:08

Have you checked the pot for vine weevils? C-shaped white grubs, about 1 cm, with a dark "head"? They will cause this kind of collapse by eating the plant's roots.

Last edited: 23 July 2016 12:09:21

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Sparse flowering cherry

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

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