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cotoneaster

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 17:00

Poor thing is probably cold, like the rest of us.  They do get red leaves when under any kind of stress, it does them no harm.  It will steadily drop leaves all year being an evergreen, you are noticing it now because the leaves are red.  Unless the whole plant goes red and/or bare, it is OK - otherwise I would look for a pest or a deficiency in the soil. 

Solomon's seal

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 16:58

I have just come into possesion of a lovely strong looking solomion's seal plant, complete with it's lovely drooping white flowers.  Where should it go?  I've never had one before, does it like shade, damp, good drainage - advice please.

Runners beans

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 16:56

They won't mind, they'll go up whatever is provided - must get the poles on mine come to think about it - maybe tomorrow, it's too jolly cold just now!

Poorly Juniperus Squamata 'Blue Carpet'

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 16:54

How very odd - I have one that is sick too - its about 12 years old and up to this spring has been lovely and blue and flat - it is now, like yours, yellow/brown and unhappy.  Hope there is not some dread disease of junipers about.  Let's hope someone knows an answer. 

help identifying this plant please .

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 16:17

do however be careful if there are kiddiwinkles about - those beautiful red berries are poisonous. 

Clematis

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 16:16

Yes, layering is the way to go, but it is still not easy - there is a good reason that mature plants are expensive to buy.  Seeds are fun, germination is somewhat erratic, and indeed, what you get almost certainly will not be what you got the seed from.  Layering is fun, some of my montanas do it themselves, but the more delicate ones are less easy - but go for it, it might just turn out to be your best skill, and think of the fun and pride you will have when it works.  

Moving delphiniums at the wrong time

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 16:08

...they haven't told me yet, I guess that comes under the 'you only get the information you need to know', and I guess they think I don't need to know.

Do you grow lots of primroses? If that is the criteria, I will be on hosta or lily ward.

Digging a vegetable Plot

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 14:17

I'll bet you can grow good carrots, beetroots and other such like root things in there - sounds as if you've got the best of both worlds, great stuff. 

Moving delphiniums at the wrong time

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 14:16

.... oh dear, this really is the asylum then. 

Digging a vegetable Plot

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 14:15

Even if you don't want to use pots, there are lots of plastic and netting type bags especially made to grow various veggies in, potato bags, carrot and beetroot bags - pound shops are a good source of these, so are Wilko's - you'll find you don't need to dig the veggie patch at all, just keep the bags and pots on it!!

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Solomon's seal

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