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Brown leaves on box plant

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 21:34

One of mine has done the same. I upped the water and feed...but it did not work. I took it out the pot and a lot of root has rotted. Instead of being dry the water was not draining as the crock covering the pot had acted like a plug.

So it is worth taking it out the pot and checking the roots.

Advice please!!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:24

I would plant a Fargesia bamboo. It does not run. Eucalyptus gets large very quickly. Unless you want a 40ft tree in 10-15 years I suggest bamboo.

ID's if possible please =+)

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 20:41

The moss is a sign of to much watering. I would the roots from the pots, wash all the soil off and remove any dead roots and put anything healthy in the ground and see what grows. It looks to me that the perennials and what is growing are 2 different things Pic 2 esp, I can see 2 plants there. If it is mint then remove that - the roots will be different.

Phyllostachys Aurea

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 19:32

Make sure the pot is not top heavy. Picking up a fallen pot in the middle of a storm is not fun, especially not after the 10th time. When it falls it damages the top growth and can damage the roots. I find troughs work best...and in the ground better. I would not bother in the ground if you want to move it next year.

I put a golden bamboo in the ground earlier this year, added lots of chicken pellets and bone meal and it has doubled in size, with lots of strong 6ft tall canes.

two hedges

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 20:43

Yes you can move them as long as you keep them watered. Buxus/Box take an age to get to 1 metre.

Cuttings

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:33

I'm with the cut off a non-flowering branch and stick that cutting in water group. Should root within a few weeks.

Privacy

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 12:46

Portuguese Laurel is a great privacy shrub. Grows quite fast, evergreen. easily pruned and takes shade and sun.

garden help

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 10:30

What are you doing for 15-20 hours per week in the garden? I do about 2 hours at most in a week - cutting grass, pruning, watering etc.

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 10:24

"That's a datura, their flowers grow upwards, brugmansia flowers dangle downwards"

Correct. Brugs are also much larger...mine are 7ft now.

 

Dead blades of grass in lawn

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 12:18

I always have a rubbish lawn as the ground underneath is really hard with clay soil and lots of kids and me on it, so really trying this year. I de-thatched in spring, added feed, aerated etc yet mine still had all that dead bits of grass. My lawn mower needs a new blade as that could also be part of the problem. Taking the rake out and raking up the dead bits, keeping the mower on the top setting and watering all has helped green it up. Good luck!

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