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Kilmarnock willow

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 19:05

As long has its been growing ok it will probable be ok,the rust and mildew will be on the leaves and as the leaves will soon be dropping for the winter the problem will be gone with the leaves. Make sure you clean all the leaves away and don't put them in the compost.


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 19:08

I'm not sure it will be rust a picture would be good ,

the light coloured Heucheras do not like full sun they will scorch so it might be this.

a rule of thumb is plant the dark leaved Heucheras in the sun and the lighter leaved ones in the shade.

Plant ID help please

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:35

Yes I think a nightshade also, it's toxic don't ingest It.

When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 20:39

How big are the plants?

plant name

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 20:35

The plant with the curly leaves looks like Robinia Lacey Lady,, and yes the curly leaves are ok it grows like that. In time it should become tree like.


Posted: 18/09/2014 at 18:25

 This is my Dahlia unfortunately I did not cross it myself.

My border

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 15:05

 I'm so pleased with this border this year thought you might like to see it, now if I can just get the other borders and lawn up to scratch I will be happy.


what's plants do you have in your greenhouse right now.

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 14:53

My greenhouse is full,

  I'v got tomatoes, basil,aoneoms,tradescantia, a large Hoya in flower, a Pomegranate,several Clivias, cuttings of salvia Hot lips,geraniums, penstemon,lavenders.  I think I could do with a larger greenhouse.

could someone ID this please

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 14:30

It looks like Penstemon, don't know which one especially no flowers on it.

It likes free draining soil and sun,can be a little tender so taking cuttings for next year is advisable.

Soil type?

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 08:35

You can buy a soil test kit from most garden centres they should only cost a few pounds but knowing your soil type can save you money. If you know if your soil type is acidic, neutral or alkaline you can find out which plants will suit youth soil type and so you will save money.

It only takes a few minutes to do but make sure you test it in different areas as your soil can differ from area to area.

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My border

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