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Orchids

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 19:42

If it's still green, no, because the spike will produce more flowers.

If, however, the spike is brown and dry, yes.

when to plant rose in garden

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 21:56

The only thing I'd add is if you plant out your rose now, you must continue to water it as if it was in its bucket for at least six months - the roots won't have spread far enough to support it until next spring and even then, don't let it dry out next summer, either.

It's quite a large rose, and does need adequate water. Don't worry about pruning it hard back - that is really for bare-root roses not pot-grown ones.

Just prune it normally to stop wind rock in autumn, and as normal in spring.

Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 17:59

Good luck on both counts, Berghill!

Tree dropping leaves

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 17:57

Are the shoots from the roots dropping their leaves as well?

If so, the tree is very short of water, as suggested above - try giving it a good soak at the roots.

A picture would be useful, though.

moving fruit trees

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 17:54

Only prune when the weather is hot and dry, so late May-August. In damp, cool weather, plums are very susceptible to fungal diseases which can kill them.

Snails Eggs

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 17:43

As Berghill suggested, if you bought this plant in a pot it's probably slow-release fertilizer, especially if the spheres are singles, not in a cluster.

If they are slugs - yes, they'll munch away at your plants, whatever the size.

My Passion Flower is wilting... Help!

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 17:39

Is the soil soggy? It may have been overwatered.

More likely, perhaps, is vine weevil.

Have a dig in the pot - if you see fat white C-shaped maggots with a dark head you have vine weevil.

Corrently, it can be treated with Provado Vine Weevil Killer, which is a water-on solution.

Unfortunately, the roots have often been eaten away too much by the time you find it - is there any piece of plant still healthy enouigh to take a cutting from?

Finally, check that slugs haven't stripped the bark from the stems at ground level. This happens with clematis.

Hollyhock Rust?

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 17:34

Don't plant the new ones there, they'll get rust as well - the spores live in the soil, and infect the plant when splashed up by rain or watering.

If you have rust in your area (it likes clean, pollution-free air), you will never get rid of it, only control it. As well as spraying with a fungicide (take your pick from the garden centre - anything that says it treats rust will do), feed the plant well - you can often get the plants to grow vigorously enough so that the rust is less of a problem.

In autumn, once you've cut the plants down, mulch around them well to suppress as many spores as possible.

And no, a soap spray is no use at all - it's a fungus, not an insect problem.

Powdery Mildew on my Honeysuckle?

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 17:28

Yes, and as already said, water it very well.

The lack of water at the roots is what has caused the fungus to move in.

wildflower mix

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 22:54

Unless it was a yellow mix I'd avoid the brand in future (if it has one) - sounds like a deliberate con.

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