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Miniature Rose

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:00
I was given a miniature rose, potted it up in some compost and placed it near to the house on my patio where it has some shelter. It has grown beautifully for years.

Rose help

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:53
Hi, I have a lovely rose bush planted last year in my flower garden on my allotment planted in memory of my grandfather. It has flowered beautifully this year, with only the slightest hint of fungal infection on the leaves. It has dropped most of its leaves now, and i have cleared them away. What else do should I be doing? When do I prune? Should I be applying blood fish and bone meal? Any advice to ensure this Rose continues to be the star of my garden will be very much appreciated!

Fruit trees

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:38
Brilliant, thank you both! Very much appreciated!

Fruit trees

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 12:05

I have on my plot a few fruit trees, I have two apple tree's, one pear tree, one plum, on quince and a cherry tree. They have all been planted within the last three years, with the quince tree being the most recent (last november).

I have read that puttin blood, fish and bonemeal around the trees is good, but my question is; at what time of year is it best to apply this? Also will it benefit my quince in particular that has been attacked by some kind of fungus this year (as mentioned in a previous post).


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 22:47
Will it survive over winter?


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 08:59

It is purpurea, i really don't want it to die over winter.

Quince tree problem

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 08:55
Thank you for your advice! I will clear all of the leaves and trim it.


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 07:42
Hi, My Echinacea plant has flowered beautifully all summer, but is now dying back. do I need to just allow it to die back naturally? or do i cut it back? Also can it just be left in the ground over winter?

Quince tree problem

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 07:33
Hi, Last year I purchased a bareroot quince tree, planted it in autumn and at first in spring it came into leaf and looked really healthy. However we then had lots of.rain and the leaves turned brown, or at least had patches of brown and it seems tl have just limped through summer with a few green leaves. I remember Monty mentioning on GW that it was a type of fungal infection, but I.can't remember what he said to do about it? Can anyone help?


Posted: 15/08/2014 at 00:17
Hi, I have two hibiscus plants that i grew from cuttings many years ago. i keep them on the window sill and they always grow well. this year after transpanting.tjem tp bigger pots they became the target for aphids. I initially sprayed with a solution.of washing up liquid, but although this.killed the aphids, die.on the plants. I have been managing the prpblem by sqashing them but i was wondering.if anyone had.any tips oon.getting.rid.of.them with damaging the plants? Any ideas gratefully recieved! P.S. Apologies for any typing errors, i have posted from my phone!
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Rose help

what to do now? 
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Fruit trees

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Quince tree problem

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aphid attack 
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sweet peas and sunflowers

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why are my seedlings dying? 
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Brussell Sprouts

Why are my seedlings dying 
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what is attacking my echinacea plant

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lemon grass

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when to put in an unheated greenhouse 
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onions from seed

when should i transfer them. 
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