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Begonias

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 14:33

What do you mean by potting up? when restarting mine I soak the tubers, plant in compost and cover till just over the tuber.

Jacobs Ladder & Japanese Camellia

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 12:33

@Green Fingered Mikey - that is a great story on how we come together with a common hobby.

The mystery of the closed greenhouse

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 12:31

Certainly mice as everyone else has said. Try and clear the greenhouse as much as possible to avoid hiding places and block entry points with those cheap metal brillo pads (mice do not chew them). [confession, my greenhouse is very messy with bubble wrap all over the place and a shelf unit leaning alarmingly to the right]

PS, keep a look out for vine weevil and slugs - I have found a few over the past few weeks in the greenhouse at dusk.

My grass seed is growing (help please)

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 12:26

I wonder if the Roundup is killing any new growth. You really did not have to kill off all the grass just to level the lawn. I would buy sand to level the lawn then lay turf. Seed grown grass is fine only for gardens with very little traffic walking on it.

mystery indoor tree

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 21:19

European florists tend to sell some rare-ish plants suchs as Norfolk Island pine, Pseudopanax ferox etc. Even if you get a Danish name, you should be able to find a site with the Danish name and brackets its Latin name, and from that you can easily get the English name. I have done that a few times around Europe and Asia.

 

Jacobs Ladder & Japanese Camellia

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:20

The Camilla leaves look rather like Portuguese laurel, but maybe as they are so young. I find Camilla cuttings very slow to grow for the first few years, keeping it in a pot will help give it boost by allowing you to put them in a greenhouse over winter to speed up rooting and growth.

poorly plant eek!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:15

Mine dropped a lots of leaves last year (to the point of 'is it dead') and next doors (literally through the fence) kept growing and looking good. This year mine has lots of new shiny red leaves and theirs is losing lots of leaves. Literally 30cm apart. By summer both will be fine.

Wisteria

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 18:59

Could be lack of water and drying winds. Is it planted too close to a wall?

mystery tree

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 13:07

Looks like Elm to me - the in laws have some and those seed pod things get everywhere.

poorly plant eek!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 12:21

They naturally lose some leaves during spring, can look quite alarming at times and is a question quite commonly asked.

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