Chris 7


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Dipladenia and tendrils

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 13:49

I have a wonderful Dipladenia, which has not stopped flowering since April, when I bought it.

Its not frost hardy and so I've taken into my house. 

I believe next years flowers are on this years 'tendrils',  is this correct or can I cut them off as its growth is a bit rampant !

Thanks

Chris

Reviving a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 13:05

I can give granular, water and then home made compost !    What more can these bushes want ?  I'm spoiling them !

 

Thanks a lot

 

Chris

 

PS I think its Darwinii !

Reviving a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 12:43

I've just pruned a hedge of Berberis and Choisya which is about 25 years old.  

It has never had any fertiliser or compost added to the soil or anything !

It looks a bit threadbare and sorry for itself at the moment and I'd like to try and revive it.

Can anybody help ?

 

Thanks

Chris

 

white cotton ball looking stuff on plants in garden - also some cobwebs

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 13:49

I hate using Provado,  as I try to be organic,  but iy does do the job !

I had a really bad scale infestation on one of my hydrangreas .... I just rubbed them off and over a period of weeks they disappeared.

 

Chris

Clematis and yellowing leaves

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 12:58

Thanks Fairygirl.

Will do as you say !

 

Chris

Clematis and yellowing leaves

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 12:20

Thanks for suggestions.

Its in a large pot (12" diameter),  but I give it water every day ... this could be the problem.  Tomorite is strictly according to the bottle.

Have no pictures of it,  but it flowers about now with blue flowers which are about 3" in diameter.

Will water it less and see.

 

Thanks all for your help.

Clematis and yellowing leaves

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 13:42

I have planted a clematis in a pot, using good compost. It is now about a year old and 3 feet high and has not flowered.   The clematis was originally planted in my garden but was getting eaten by slugs.

I water it regularly and once a week with Tomorite.

I have just noticed that there is a gradual variation in leaf colour with the bottom leaves green and the top leaves a greeny yellow ... worryingly so !

I'd be grateful for the forums help.

Thanks

Chris

 

Apple and plum trees for small garden

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:11

Why not try an espalier .. these are apple trees trained in a 'fan' shape and are ideal for growing against a fence or wall.

I have 3, Coxs,James Grieve and Worcester Pearmain.

The James Grieve has a divine flavour and is superior to any shop bought apple.  the drawback is that the apples don't keep ad really need to be eaten straight away.

Chris

Excessive cost of seeds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:26

No ... bog standard F1 Hybrids ... bought from a big Garden Centre.

I'll try EBay then,  but I am a bit of a Luddite !

Excessive cost of seeds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:14

I bought a packet of Unwins 'Shirley' tomatoes.  

I paid £3.99 for 12 seeds,  as the packet stated.

It seems to me that such a price is excessive,  and I'd say that the profits made by many seed manufacturers seem a tad excessive !

Any comments anybody ?

Chris

 

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