Alina W

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Acer Palmatum Shishigashira

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 13:56

It might be short of light - acers do need at least some sunshine to get good colour on their leaves.

You could also try giving it a feed in case it's hungry.

Poorly Rose

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 13:54

Was the manure well-rotted? If not, it will damage the plant and needs removing.

If the manure was all that you gave it, it may have exhausted the nutrients in the pot. Scrape off the top two inches of compost, add some rose food (available from garden centres) and top with fresh compost.

Have you been watering it frequently? It will have dried out very quickly in the hot spell we've just had.

Finally, have you checked the compost for vine weevil? Look for white, C-shaped maggots with a dark head, about a cm long.

Are Rhododendrons roots poisonous?

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 12:50

That's interesting, Gary, and makes perfect sense.


Posted: 02/06/2012 at 12:34

You'll have difficulty getting a lot of height as there's a to what a pot can support - bigger trees need more water than you can get from a pot. How about corkscrew willow - that can get to about six foot?

does anyone know what this is please?

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 20:59

Is it a climber, bush or trailer?


Posted: 01/06/2012 at 20:49

What kind of trees are you thinking about? The obvious ones are acers, and miniature fruit trees designed to go in pots.

ants in my plants

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 18:04

The answer Averil's talking about is to put a wide band of vaseline around the trunk, thus stopping the ants climbing up it, but that won't work for your clematis.

Check whether your ants are farming aphids on your clematis; if so, squash the aphids and keep doing so regularly.

Are Rhododendrons roots poisonous?

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 18:01

Sorry, I meant that they are poisonous to other plants in the sense that they prevent things growing near them.

Camellia fungus

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 17:58

That sould have been "fungus", not "fugus"

Camellia fungus

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 17:56

Whatever it is, it's unlikely to stand freezing if it's a fugus.

Do you have a friend who's a member of the RHS? They would identify it for you.

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