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two-problems-with-my-honeysuckle

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 20:49

Sounds like they both need a good dose of Fungicide. Blackspot is something which attacks almost every plant in one form or another.

Water and food to get the plants healthy is also a good idea.

help--whats-this-thats-running-riot

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 20:44

Spray it with insecticide. Sedums are killed by most insecticides.

two-problems-with-my-honeysuckle

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 20:43

Looks like powdery mildew, which is caused by dryness at the roots. If it is newly planted then it probably needs a good watering. Amazing how long it can take for a plant to send out rooys from the original compost and of course the top growth stops rain from getting to the roots.

Cannot help with the Sunflowers, never bothered growing them.

 

identify-a-plant

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 20:20

Sedum spathulifolium Cape Blanca.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 15:57

That time if the month again Take a walk around as it was last night.

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/library/August%20Garden%202013

or if you prefer a Slide show.

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/August%20Garden%202013

help--whats-this-thats-running-riot

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 15:51

Yes, Sedum acre.

weed-infestation-on-lawn

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 12:44

Definitely tree suckers. One of the weedkillers made for lawns would deal with them, but it will be a slow job.

how-to-prune-mock-orange

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 09:19

As a precaution, it might be worth sticking a few of the prune pieces in a quiet corner somewhere as cuttings. 12 inches long pieces of the new growth,light brown in colour, pushed into the ground in the shade usually root easily.

As to pruning so viciously, leave about 12 inches minimum of the old stems so there are plenty of budding opportunities. And if the shrub is in deep shade, consider finding a way to get light into the base, otherwise it will not grow.

Cannot help with Rhododendron pruning, we have never lived anywhere where they could be grown so never had to prune them.

how-to-prune-mock-orange

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 15:55

That would probalby leave you with no flowers next year, but lots of new growth for the following year.

One of those jobs which needs to be sone every year, removing the branches which have produced flowers, so that the shrub is always full of new growth.

Same advice applies to any shrub which flowers before the end of June, say. Prune immediately after flowering.

liatris--red-hot-poker---advice

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 15:51

Possible. Certainly for a plant to produce seeds takes a lot of energy. That is why some plants growing in poor conditions do not attempt if  for years.

I cannot say I have ever seen fertile seeds on any of my Kniphofia plants, not even the species.

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