Chrissy the gardener

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Tree has gone brown

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 07:57

It looks like they are planted really close together maybe the soil has got dry and depleted and cannot sopport all three.

such a shame.

How do i get a good root system on my young plants?

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 07:59

It depends on what seeds you are growing but  if they are bigger seeds I find most of mine grow well in root trainers ( I hope this isn't advertising ) you can buy them from garden centres and use them time after time.

I also find weather you are growing in root trainers or seed trays you will get better roots forming if you  stand them on gravel, I think the moisture in the gravel promotes the roots to grow longer.

I also wonder if you are potting up or on too soon and the roots haven't had chance to grow.

i hope this is of some help.

ID succulent

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 07:33

I don't know of it being invasive in the UK, Iv certainly not found this. Some Euphorbias can spread around but I don't think this one does.

ID please

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 14:51

It looks like a Photinia not sure which one.

Painting the bottom of trees

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 13:30

It sounds like a grease band or grease paint to stop bugs crawling up the trunk and over wintering in the crevices, I'm not sure about the height being 30 cm though I still feet and inches?

ID succulent

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 12:54

Yep Euphorbia Myrsinites a low growing Euphorbia, quite happy growing anywhere nice and sunny.

Mystery shrub

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 12:02

It looks like Hebe Caledonia, but there are so many different types this is just a shot in the dark.

might be worth a look at some pictures of this type.

Mystery shrub

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 16:20

Could it be a Hebe,? Not sure which.

Daffodil blooms

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 16:18

Have you had a good look at the blooms? Have they got tiny black insects on them?

Sometimes you get a thrip on a daffodil bloom which will decimate the bloom.

Chitting potatoes

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 13:44

Charlotte pots are second earlies so you could wait a bit, although the shots are long enough.

If you live up north or Scotland I would wait, the ground will still be quite cold.

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