Alina W

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Posted: 09/06/2012 at 13:36

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Posted: 09/06/2012 at 13:34

Rhodochiton. I wish they'd fix "edit".


Posted: 09/06/2012 at 13:33

Well, it's pitch dark here and thunder is rumbling overhead - but no rain as yet. I still have rhodochoton and black-eyed Susan to go out - they're outgrown their pots, but there's no way I'm putting them out in this. It's so cold that the thermostatically-controlled heating has come on!


Posted: 08/06/2012 at 23:14

Depends whether you are prepared to use weedkillers. If you are, then crush the plant first (or mix a little washing-up liquid with the weedkiller - both break the plant's waxy surface) and spray it with a glyphosate-based weedkiller, being careful not to wet any plants hat you want to keep. You will probably have to repeat this a number of times.

If you prefer not to use weedkiller, then your only option is to pull it up the instant that you see it. This will take many years to work as it has extremely deep roots.

Apple tree dieing back

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 23:07

Are tghere any other symptoms such as sunken patches of bark, or oozing from the tree?


Posted: 08/06/2012 at 22:19

4711, I don't think that you can. Pink Lady requires a long growing season and a hot climate, neither of which Wales has.

Instructions from start to finish on foxglove flowers

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 22:11

If the main stems broke there us a chance that the plants will put up several shorter flower stems and flower again in a few weeks' time, so don't dig them up yet.


Posted: 08/06/2012 at 22:06

Wait until they've finished flowering, then dig them up. Discard the oldest pieces and then plant where you want them, making sure that you keep them on the surface of the soil. You may want to put small sticks next to them to hold them steady until they settle. You can also reduce long leaves by half.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 09:54

Throwing it down here. As many things as possible are tied up, and I hope that my iris survive - they're just coming into flower. Doubt that the columbines will

Good luck with everyone else's gardens, too.

Pum Tree

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 15:01

Unless they are very big holes, it sounds very much as though they're making excuses. "Shotholes" which develop over time are a sign of canker.

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