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When to dead head mop head hydrangeas

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 10:12

I have three mop head hydrangeas that desperately need dead heading.  When is the best time to do this as I'm getting conflicting views when I search the internet. Thank you for any advice given.

Storing begonia bulbs over winter

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 10:05

Can any one tell me the best way to store begonia bulbs over winter. Last year only 3 out of 12 survived. Any advice would be appreciated.

Unknown tree

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 19:51

Unfortunately it doesn't have red berries.

Unknown tree

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 18:14

Can anyone tell me the name of this tree? The previous owner of the property, who had lived here for nearly 60 year didn't know what it was. So are there any tree experts out there who can solve the mystery? Thank you for your help in advance. 

Moth Orchids - Cutting back old stems

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 10:56


Can anyone tell me if now, August, is a good time to cut back old flower stems down to about an inch on these Moth Orchids?  If not what time of year is best.  Also if I were to cut them back how long should it be before I saw signs of new growth?  One other thing would it harm them if I were to repot them now in new orchid compost and while doing this should I cut off any dead roots?  These are the first Moth Orchids I've kept and I just want to do what's best for them to encourage them to flower again.

Moth Orchids advice required

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 19:36


These three Moth Orchids belonged to my Late Mother-In-Law who loved them, they were going to be thrown out so I rescued them.  They have all been in flower for the best part of the year but now the remaining flowers are fading.  Can anyone tell me the best way to look after them and hopefully encourage them to flower next year. I have never kept Orchids before and would appreciate any advice given.

Black spot on roses advice please

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 16:00


I have various sorts of roses in the garden which are all are happily in flower and producing new buds but as you can see from the photos there is what I assume to be blackspot on some of the leaves.  How should I deal with this?  Should I remove any leaves that are affected or just let nature take its course? Is there any spray that can help?  I know from my previous garden when I first came across this the rose which always produced lot of blooms but when it was covered in blackspot just dropped all it's leaves and looked fairly sick.  It did recover and is back flowering this year.  Any advice would be very much appreciated.

Amaryllis flowering!

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 19:44

Thank you that's very helpful

Amaryllis flowering!

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 16:58


I rescued this Amaryllis earlier in the year it had been thrown out, had suffered the frost and when I found it it was looking fairly sick.  I just put it on a low shelf in my greenhouse and had basically been ignoring it as I thought it was dormant till later in the year.  I was quite surprised when I went to move it as it was in the way to find it with its stem bent over and in full flower with another bud about to open. Can anyone advise on how I should look after it. I've never had one before, this belonged to my Mother-in-Law all I know is it used to flower around Christmas.  Any tips would be helpful.

Last edited: 27 June 2017 17:00:05

Cucumber plant not doing well

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 14:50

My plan of action will be to put them back in the greenhouse, in larger pots and change the feed to Tomerite twice a week.  Thank you for your advice.

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When to dead head mop head hydrangeas

 
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Storing begonia bulbs over winter

 
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Unknown tree

 
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Moth Orchids - Cutting back old stems

 
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Moth Orchids advice required

 
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Black spot on roses advice please

 
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Amaryllis flowering!

 
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Cucumber plant not doing well

 
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Please can you name this plant

 
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What is this plant called

 
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What is this plant?

 
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