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Talkback: Unpleasant plant smells

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 22:35
Meant to say plants "will eventually die", in last post, sorry, it is late

Talkback: Unpleasant plant smells

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 22:33
Sorry, but It sounds like your new purchases may have box blight - a really virulent disease that is often hard to catch early. It may start with 1 or 2 rust coloured leaves which pass unnoticed as all plants lose the odd leaf. Some patches may die whilst other growth looks ok, unfortunately the whole plant will ice eventually. Plants should be destroyed or burnt, definitely not composted. Hope this has helped a little. As for nasty smelling plants, I hate the smell of tomato foliage, and geraniums - yuk!

What Tree is this

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 16:47
Im glad you got to the bottom of it...I was curious to know. Thanks

Rootgrow granules and/or gel

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 21:34
Hi, ive been reading about Rootgrow for a while, and recently saw Monty using it on GW when he was planting some roses. As i understand it, the aim is to boost root growth with the funghi mycelium in the granules making faster and healthier rootstocks on our plants, thus making them healthier. I bought some recently at the RHS Cardiff show. Is there anyone who could give me advice on this, has anyone used it before prehaps? Id really value your comments. Thanks

Talkback: How to create a lavender garden

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 21:25
Lavender is wonderful used in baking. Simply add several tablespoons of lavender flowers to a large jar of caster sugar, pop the lid on and leave for a few weeks. The flavour will infuse with the sugar and can be used when making a victoria sponge, giving a delicate flavour. Also the flowers, which are edible, can be sprinkled on top or with the icing. Makes a stunning looking cake.

bedding plants

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 21:19
A great plant is the primula, still giving a good splash of colour for beds, lots oc colour choices too. Maybe with some violas, or bellis daisy to fill them out.

What Tree is this

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 21:10
And the pruning....assuming Im right about the tree. Light pruning in late spring/early summer, after all risk of frost has passed. Tangled or crossing branches and any dead or dying branches. Thats it! Try not to over-prune as you can end up with lopsided growth.

Planting a Rambling Rector

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 20:53
Oh no worries there, it will be!

Planting a Rambling Rector

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 20:37
Rambling Rector is a fantastic rose that will achieve 20feet plus when fully grown. My own rose was still holding some flowers in december!! It is possible to make 8-10 feet of growth in a single season as long as the weather is on your side. All new plants need to be well watered for their 1st year, in order to establish well, and roses are no exception. When planting, make sure you plant 2 feet from the wall or fence that your growing it up, to ensure the rain reaches the roots, and water heavily, once a week, in hot weather. Giving it a thourough drenching with several cans worth of water is better than watering a little but often(that simply encourages weak surface roots).lastly, in may/june give your rose a good feed with rose feed or tomato feed, to boost those blooms.

What Tree is this

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 20:24
It sounds like it may be a sumak tree. They can be attractive in the right setting but do grow very large, and fast, if in the ground. Also they tend to send up alot of root suckers, sometimes through surrounding lawn, quite a distance from the parent plant. Hope this helps
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Rootgrow granules and/or gel

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