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Begonias, Dahlias, Chrysanthemums

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 21:43

Begonias should be planted just under the compost or even level with the surface. Make sure you plant them the right way up - most tubers have the old dried roots from last year attached which helps, otherwise its the saucer or dippy bit up.What kind of  begonias are you growing?

Set the pots in a sheltered sunny place to help them aclimatise or in a greenhouse or conservatory if you've got one.

lilies

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 23:25

I would think if she uncurls the leaves and looks very carefully she will see aphids. She can then spray with a washing up liquid/water mix to kill them.

What plant is growing in my garden?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 22:31

Looks like a weed to me.

Removing Ivy

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 22:27

You will not be able to dig out the roots so you have to treat the plant with a weedkiller that will travel down through the plant to the roots - it will kill the whole plant.

Don't cut down the plant until you can see signs that it is beginning to die (probably several weeks after you apply the weedkiller). If any parts of the ivy start to grow back treat it with Glysophate again. Sometimes you will need to re-treat tough plants like ivy several times in order to kill them off. Follow directions on the packet. Be aware that Glysophate will kill any plant that it touches.

Please help me identify these plants

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 15:10

Don't know which ones you want identified - the pink, white and red flowers are all petunias. The spiky plants are probably aloes.

no blossom on my apple tree this year

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 14:47

My apple tree outdid itself with fruit last year and hasn't flowered this year. It is quite common if a tree over does it one year to produce little or no fruit the following year. Maybe the combination of over fruiting and then a good prune has delayed yours for 2 years. If it is producing new growth and seems healthy enough, I would give it a feed and look forward to a good crop next year.

Please help me identify these plants

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 14:43

Post away! If I don't know, someone else on here usually does 

Please help me identify these plants

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 14:37

Petunias

Trailing begonias in hanging baskets

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 20:56

3 plants in each of the wall  planters.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44320.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

new bird box

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 17:48

Thanks for the info shirsgw. I'll check them out - hopefully at the weekend. All eggs seem to have hatched and chicks doing well. Definitely lost one and difficult to tell at the moment how many there are!! Mum and Dad both working hard and chicks growing.

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