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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.

Unpleasant adverts

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 21:38

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

Unpleasant adverts

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 20:17

I find it a nightmare when your trying to buy a surprise present etc. When i was buying my wife an eternity ring all the adverts were about jewelry

Unpleasant adverts

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:14

The adverts are generally tailored to what you are searching for on google etc. If i have been buying baby items i get loads of adverts from them etc. You probably have malware on your computer

violas/pansies

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 17:01

Yeah they have just been started off a different time. I have had violas in a pot from summer that self seeded and created new flowers all winter.

Wilted seedlings! :(

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 19:28

The plants in the first picture look like maybe they have not had enough light and too much heat. What plants are they? Some plants grow better in cooler conditions like sweat peas for instance.

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