Ally5


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Grape Hyacinths

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 17:54

We are helping a neighbour with her garden and it is totally over run by grape hyacinths, back and front.  We spent weeks last summer digging most of the bulbs out by hand with a trowel and any little roots we could find and now they are almost as bad as this time last year.  Is it possible to use Resolva or similar on them?  She tried in 2012 and it made no difference.

Pyracantha

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 20:51

I need to vastly reduce the size of a Pyracantha that is about 10' high and 4-5' diameter.  When is the best time to do this and still have berries in the winter?

Fuschias with very few flowers

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 20:48

Yes Forester2, we also have a mass of flowers now although it is still bare and dead looking in the middle

Salvia Hot lips

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 08:35

Thank you everyone for your advice.  I can't put it in the garden as we only have a patio but it is in a very big pot and there are no signs of roots growing through the bottom.  I think a trim now and then in about late March followed by tomato fertiliser may help.

Salvia Hot lips

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 15:37

I have had this for about four years now.  It is in a large pot and a sunny position as was suggested when I bought it.  It looks fairly healthy and is about 2' tall.  However, apart from the first year I have had very few flowers and those are all white.  Any suggestions?

ROUND UP GEL

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 08:11

We use Revolva which only comes as a spray though.  Similar to Round up or Weedol but you can actually see it working within an hour or so!

Huge Hydrangeas

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 08:05

Digging them out isn't an option.  Our customer wants them kept, only smaller.  Trouble is we aren't professional gardeners, we're only just starting out.  Willing but not yet very knowledgable!  From what I understand, we can dead-head them soon to tidy them up (we live in the south), prune a bit in about April but cutting them down now to about 4' which is what our customer wants (at the moment they are all at least 6' x 5') will just encourage lots of new growth with no flowers next year. 

Fuschias with very few flowers

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 09:45

We have an old fuschia that has produced very few flowers this year.  It's quite big and bare right the way through it.  Is it possible to rejuvinate it in any way?

Huge Hydrangeas

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 09:42

How can I reduce the size of three huge hydrangeas that are completely dominating a smallish front garden?

Hydrangea Problem

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 09:40

Is that the problem with the leaves as well?

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Grape Hyacinths

How do I get rid of them? 
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Pyracantha

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Salvia Hot lips

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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 22:45

Fuschias with very few flowers

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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 23:08

Huge Hydrangeas

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Last Post: 20/09/2013 at 12:15

Hydrangea Problem

Leaves 
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Last Post: 18/09/2013 at 09:40

Arum Lily Problems

Rotting Arum Lillies 
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