Alison Shillingford

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Blackspot & Roses

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 18:19

Blackspot & Roses

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 17:37

Hi. I love roses but unfortunately I live in a black spot area. No matter what I do (pick up every single dropped leaf/twig, spray fortnightly) my roses end up looking like a disaster area. A local gentleman told me to water my soil with a weak solution of Jeyes Fluid as this will sterlalize the soil and, hopefully, sort my black spot out! Has anyone heard of this before? Will it damage any other plants in the garden? Would really appreciate some advice.


Monty's white garden

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 14:42

Many thanks for the replies. I shall have to get some seeds and try a few direct sowings and some into pots (see which are best!).

Monty's white garden

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 16:26

Can anyone please tell me what the large white flowers are in Monty's white garden - the ones that look like cow parsley. Many thanks!

Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 16:24

Spring division just as it starts growing again. Cut back now!

Sambucus Nigra "Black Lace"

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 16:22

Hi. Mines a black lace which I have had for 3 years. It has now finished flowering and is throwing up green shoots as normal! These do turn black! Hope this helps.

do you do a "Chelsea chop ? if so what plants !

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 11:11

I chop half my white phlox and pink phlox and helleniums. Fantastic results - flowers right through summer!

When to transplant clemetis

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 17:26

Thanks for all your help. Thats Saturdays job taken care of!

When to transplant clemetis

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 16:13

I have two summer flowering clematis which have just been cut back for the winter. Is it too late to move them or am I best waiting until spring?

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Blackspot & Roses

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Monty's white garden

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When to transplant clemetis

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