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weed or plant?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 11:30

As landgirl suggested a geranium which is a pretty weed -  easy to pull up when you don't want it but can be pretty and prevent other more problematic weeds growing in a vacant space when you do!

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 22:48

I visited RHS Hyde Hall a couple of weeks ago. I seem to have taken mostly  close up shots of plants with their labels but have one or two more scenic ones which I (hopefully) have posted. I unfortunately didn't take any photos of the dry garden which I thought looked great even so early in the season.


Begonias, Dahlias, Chrysanthemums

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 22:36 

The above link gives good info on dahlia growing.

I have no experience of growing chysanthemums but hopefully someone else will be able to help or use the RHS website as they always offer good advice (imo)

Begonias, Dahlias, Chrysanthemums

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 22:29

This is a picture of begonia tubers. The ones you have ordered are going to grow to a big size so don't put too many in a pot. I (hopefully0 have also posted a picture of my trailing begonias last year. There are 3 tubers in each trough.

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.


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.

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