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camellias leaves turning yellow

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 18:52

Do you water them with hard tap water? Rain water is best. They need feeding with acid fertiliser. Flowers can turn brown because of frost or morning sun after a cold night.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 18:46

Thanks Bev, I'd forgotten about Beechgrove.

Can anyone identify this plant?

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 22:34

Actually, I haven't either, but I saw the head gardener at Hyde Hall (I think it was) getting rid of it there on an old Gardener's World. He had to get the bed ready to plant for the new season. It was green and he sprayed it with Glyphosate.

Planting out

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 22:29

You don't have to hold back on planting the erysimum, as lazy gardener said, it is hardy.

dead nettle

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 22:25

The garden varieties would be much better. Here is a site to click on which tells you about them and has lots of different ones to look at.

http://www.perennials.com/plants/lamium-maculatum-red-nancy.html

another plant/weed ID!

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 22:19

They pop up in my flower beds, if anyone tells you it's a weed you can tell them it's a wildflower!

Can anyone identify this plant?

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 22:18

You really don't want horse tail and it has deep roots.The best way to get rid of it is to spray with glyphosate, but don't let it touch the rose.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 22:12

Who said they wanted cake? Will this do? It's my favourite

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/food/ic/food_16x9_448/recipes/easy_chocolate_cake_31070_16x9.jpg

 

- gooey chocolate. It's a bit late now, but I had a slice instead of a mug of hot chocolatebefore bed.

 

 

EVIL Japanese Anemone

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 21:20

My thugs (that are not recognised weeds) are Virginia creeper (grows across the flower beds and up the middle of shrubs) and periwinkle, which is trying to take over my biggest border, growing over everything else. Have to dig up plants to get the periwinkle out of their roots.

what plants for small patch of land.

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 10:23

Wildflowers would be great, but if she would rather have hardy annuals that you can sow into the ground there are :- nigella (love in a mist), Limnanthes (poached egg plant), Eschscholyas (Californian poppies), clarkia and cosmos.

Perennials to plant, a selection could be:- Thyme, campanulas, salvia superba, nepeta (catmint), erigeron, perennial geraniums, agastache, verbena bonariensis and stachys.

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