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Evergreen clematis dying

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 11:51

I have the same clematis - and was relieved to read the other day that the evergreen ones go through a sort of dormancy in the Summer and often look quite poorly. I make sure mine are kept well-watered (and fed in the period before blooming). They have survived several Summers of looking decidedly unwell - so don't panic!

Salvia coccinea

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 11:44

Does anyone know where I could buy the plants pictured on page 7 of the August "gardeners World" magazine? They are described as 80 cm tall - so presumably not the salvia (Royal Bumble) featured on page 9.


Posted: 20/07/2017 at 11:20

I planted these osteospermum Akila White in a pot in a sunny position. It produced two lovely flowers the first few weeks - but nothing since. The stems have a reddish colour and look as though they have been partly "stripped". There are now one or two remaining buds - but they appear to be very hard and show no signs of opening. Is there anything I can do?

Not so sweet Williams ....

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 19:52

Thank you for all your support and useful advice. I'll leave the ones I've got in for another year ..... there's got to be room for the "newcomers" somewhere, hasn't there ....

Not so sweet Williams ....

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 14:25

I sowed seed last July, overwintered 30+ little plants and planted them out this Spring. I now have 30 healthy, bright green plants - and just two flowers. I sowed in May this year, in  case I had left it too late last year. Goodness knows where I'll put them if your advice is to leave the non-flowering ones in for another year!  What do people think?

Is this an Erigeron?

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 17:19

Many thanks Silver surfer for your very helpful reply.

Is this an Erigeron?

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:54

I've always thought this plant on my rockery was an erigeron. My neighbour says it isn't! Who's right? I'd like to identify it because it is a bit leggy and I want to deal with it properly. 

Purple leaves on yucca

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 17:03

Can anyone tell me why some of the leaves on just one of my yuccas (the one at the front, if the photo's not clear) have turned a purpley/bronze colour.

Are these allium worth keeping?

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 15:28

I like the idea of "new ventures"!! Think I'll go for it! Thanks for advice.

Are these allium worth keeping?

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 20:50

No, there are no flower stems.... just lots of luscious leaves 

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Salvia coccinea

GW: We love August 
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What has happened? 
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Not so sweet Williams ....

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Is this an Erigeron?

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Purple leaves on yucca

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Are these allium worth keeping?

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Would you chop this cornus?

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I'm so worried about my roses

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Look at my mallow!

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Sealant for my acer?

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Blooming bellis!

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Hardy geraniums

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Bare stems on escallonia

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Looking forward to Winter

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Unexpected advice re fuchsias

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