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Brown spots on mint

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 20:59

I suspect it could be rust. Mint aften becomes beraggled at this time of year. A photo as nitcutlet says would help diagnose the problem

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 13:19

It has stopped raining at last in Essex but it looks as if it might start again at any moment. The pond is full from all the rain and the hose attached to the water butt for extra oomph to hopefully wash the duck weed over the edge!

.However, I have found a crack at the bottom of one of my other water butts...it would be the bottom wouldn't it! I'll have to tackle that when everything has dried out and that won't be today.

crinium

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 20:09

I don't think they enjoy being moved - in my RHS book it says pot on only if absolutely necessary!

I have one planted in my garden (they like a warm and sheltered site) that I was given. It took 3 years before it flowered and then it only had 1 flower stem. This year it had 3 but  it has taken its time!

I gave a piece to a friend (as my clump is quite big) and  2 years later  hers hasn't flowered yet but luckily mine has kept flowering.

Help identifying plants

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 22:45

Although many of those plants are not to your taste, they are some lovely specimens. Why don't you put them on freegle a recycling web site and they will have new homes and you won't have to dump them - worth a try and you will get some help digging them up too!

http://www.freecycle.org/group/UK/Northern%20Ireland

New house, new garden, beginner gardener, help needed

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 22:36

I know the crab apple 'Golden Hornet' grows well in Co. Down and is a beautiful plant which attracts wildlife - there are other coloured crab apple varieties available too.

Your lilacs will be fine as has been mentioned it looks as though the leaf damage was caused either because there had been a shower followed by strong sunshine or you watered the leaves when the sun was strong and that has burnt holes in the leaves (the brown patches)

Are you coastal? Is it a windy site? Which direction does the front face?

 

Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 22:21

I like the changes the seasons bring so would recommend shrubs that offer variety throughout the year - eg. Daphne,  Callicarpa,  Hibiscus,  Nandina all well behaved needing little attention. I would underplant with narcissus Tete a tete or Jetfire for spring colour and the some nerines for autumn.

Plants for edging a path

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 15:42

Resolis, Erigeron karvinskianus has planted itself between my path and house wall. Easy to contain, flowers all summer and beyond. I cut it back to base in early spring and it starts again. Carol Klein has it between the steps in her garden.

Should my honeysuckle look like this

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 10:07

There is no honeysuckle there! If I were you I would get the spade out and dig up your 'invader' (- probably provided by a bird), before winter. Now is a good time to get another plant established while the soil is still warm and damp.It will also be easier to remove now than in the new year!

You could either purchase another honeysuckle of maybe something that will flower over the winter for you....a clematis 'Freckles' or 'Jingle Bells' if you would like a climber. Not knowing the site ans soil I won't suggest anymore but I do think it is time to move on...

Draceana

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 09:41

Hi, I took cuttings with my primary school gardening club and had 100% success. We cut the stems into10cm lengths putting the 'bottoms' of the stems in a cup of water and waited for the roots to appear (which they did) We then potted up in compost mixed with some sand and the stems began to develop bumps then leaves. The original plants  sprouted bumps and new leaves too and all our babies grew well and we sold them at a school fair.

Home Page "On the forum" links dead ?

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 20:54

All working fine for me.

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