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Talkback: Growing camellias

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 14:29

Somerset steve, the rust you speak of on your flowers is not rust. It is damage caused to the petals by either wind/frost or both. What situation is your camellia sited in - facing east? windy site? frost pocket - what part of the country are you in? 

 

evergreen climber

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 14:04

Those two plants would have been suggestions I would have made. I feel any newly planted climber may have the same problem until they get established. Any chance of breaking the funnelled wind with a piece of strategically placed trellis or screening?Maybe adjoining the corner of the shed to make a sheltered L shaped sitting area where these scented plants climb - maybe not practical but without a picture it's just a suggestion...

New house, new lawn, mushroom hell!!!!

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 13:58

Did you lay the lawn or did you buy it already laid? Is it seeded or turfed?

How to get rid of excess soil?

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 13:37

Recycle - I would advertise it on your local freegle site - someone will be grateful and come and take it away for you.

Front Garden

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 13:35

Good ideas above - interplant with spring/autumn bulbs to add colour and interest

Bird seed falling in pond

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 22:24

Is there no where you could move the feeder to - it wouldn't have to be too far from the pond - just enough. Is it a push into the ground spike or concreted in? I am afraid I wouldn't go with the previous suggestion as you would have not only seed but fat in the filter too - ugh but you are going to have to move the feeder.

Cupressus Macrocarpa 'Wilma'

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 21:43

i would put some large size gravel or a couple of bricks in the bottom. Soil as the tree will be in there for some time John Innes no3 - a soil based compost would be good. You will need to renew the top 10+cm of compost with fresh annually and add fertiliser as the plant will rely on you for all its nutrients.

Houseplant SOS from complete novice!

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 21:35

Any little bumps/swellings further down the stem  that might be new shoots under way? Have you cut down on the watering?

Mystery plant

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 21:03

Eureka!! Persicaria maculosa

Mystery plant

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 21:00

Definitely a weed - I know it but can I remember the name....someone put me out of my misery!

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