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Clematis prob

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 21:01

 I think the clematis is "the president" and exactly the same happened to mine. The leaves went black then the whole thing wilted when it was in flower. At the time I thought it was wilt and cut it to the ground. I however believe it may have been either slugs damaged the stems at base level or the window cleaner damaged it climbing over the fence as when I cut it down the stems at the base had their bark stripped away.

Mine has since recovered however I am sure other people will give better advice.

Help me stop my new lawn from going patchy and brown

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 22:25

It looks like a line of brown perhaps where a path has been previously. Its almost perfectly straight. Are you sure there is not concrete or something under the soil where a path has been causing soil depth and drainage problems.

Clematis problem

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:01

It might just be sulking after the repotting

Campanula flowers are dying off???

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:02

do you know what variety of campanula. It may just be that the plants have been in a warm greenhouse meaning they flowered early. When outside the frosts have probably just damaged the flowers. I grow several variety of campanulas and non are in flower yet,

Dianthus dying over winter? Please help :)

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 22:58

What species are they. One of my dianthus deltoids diet but think that was due to poor drainage. Some are only half hardy though.

First swallow of the summer!

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 19:58

lol i was joking its a monty python joke. Im not sure lol

First swallow of the summer!

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 22:31

African or european?

Roses with black spot

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 18:33

Black spot travels in the air. My roses got it and nobody else is growing roses in any of the surrounding houses. Its just one of those things unfortunately. You could try growing resistant varieties. Make sure you clear all the dead leaves in winter as the spores can overwinter in the dead leaves.

I spray my roses with a mix of sodium bicarb and washing up liquid. This will stop uninfected parts of the rose for catching it but will not cure diseased branches. You can also use rose clear. Climbing roses tend not to be as susceptible as the braches tend to have good airflow around them stopping any damp conditions the fungus loves. Pruning bush roses to have an open centre improves airflow. You could also prune out infected foliage

 I have found as my roses have established more it hasn’t been such a problem. Digging them up has probably weakened them making them more susceptible.

 

What type of clematis did you try as clematis montanna are much easier to grow than other species and may grow well if watered well in the first year.

Foxglove

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 22:07

I used to grow them but now have a 1 year old and have removed them as they are reasonably toxic but its up to yourself. I figured better safe than sorry. I have left my delphinums in situ as i think you have to eat a reasonable amount ot be fatal and I have read they dont taste nice plus are at the back of the border.

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Posted: 17/04/2015 at 21:38

Lol pansyface and blueonion you cant get away with anything now.

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