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Black spot on rose leaves - help how do I rid?

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 15:47

I used a bit dish soap and sodium bicarb last year and seemed to have a good effect. Nice and cheap. Have to spray regularly after rain and every week etc but is a good preventative treatment.

Aqualegia

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 09:48

I normally just grow them from seed. You can literally sprinkle them on the soil and they pop up. They often self seed themselves.

Aqualegia

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 09:47

Its just an unheated clear box with lid. Basically a small unheated greenhouse. I would just pot them up and place them in a sheltered corner against a wall or something or wait a little while till the ground unfreezes and plant them directly as they dont like root disturbance.

Aqualegia

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 09:36

They will be bare root plants. Do you have a cold frame as they will be best grown in a cool conditions. Either plant them where they are to grow or pot them up and put them in sheltered corner in your garden.

Help with hebes

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 16:47

I have lots of dwarf ones and to be honest i do minimal maintainence on them. They seem really hardy and evergreen although some of my hebes change colour to a sort of pinky purple colour over winter so add a bit of interest over winter.

Cold Frame growing

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 21:22

You can do i have started hardy annuals off in a cold frame such as cornflower sweet peas godietia etc. They will germinate a few feeks earlier than direct sown ones and i suppose you could just sow direct into the ground. Watch out for slugs though.

Cold Frame growing

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 20:21

I tend to start off the plants indoors and transfer them into a cold frame when they need hardening off for outdoors. I only have my sweetpeas in my cold frame at this time of year.

Root Trainers for Sweet Peas?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 19:30

I use root trainers. I been using the same set for 3 years so they have lasted if your careful. I find they work great as you can start sweetpeas in september leave the in a cold frame. I have always had good strong plants with good root systems.

Wrong plants sent by mail order

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 20:21

I have geranium splish splash i mine do look like the photos and arnt pink. They must have sent the wrong plant.

 

dahlias

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 20:16

I remember last year i accidently snapped one of the shoots off and i threw the shoot in a old pot outside that i had not yet replaced the soil in and the shoot rooted by itself and i used it as a plant. Very east to root from cuttings. I normally just divide the tubers or grow from seed as others have said as they are so easy.

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