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Posted: 12/06/2015 at 22:23

Spray with SBK, they're in full leaf right now so easy to kill.

Does Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 21:08

Have a look at the link below, I don't grow them myself.

Climbing Rose

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 20:42

If you don't remove the leaves as dorcas say's you'll keep the blackspot. Removing the leaves will look ugly but it's necessary to tackle the blackspot, leaves grow back very quickly on a rose and getting the fungicide onto the bare stems is essential to tackle the blackspot and pests. I do it all the time for dubious customers who are amazed when the rose gets back into shape and looks great. Some harsh treatment is a necessary evil I'm afraid, and spray any flowers and the ground around the base of the rose as well. Water it with a few gallons and mulch it as well, it'll all help.

Does Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 17:15

It's one of the non flowering indoor begonia's, grown just for the foliage, think it's called kit kat.

everything going wrong

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 13:21

I suspect you didn't harden them off properly for the beans, they take a week to 14 days to harden off properly and in a semi shaded position, before planting out. As for the lavender cuttings what are trying to root them in and it's only now I'm thinking of taking lavender cuttings and looking for the new non flowering shoots. 

My rose has black spot

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 13:11

Some roses are more prone to blackspot than others. If you follow the following regime it will cut it down, but it's unlikely to eliminate it. In early spring (March) start by feeding the rose with a rose fertilizer and mulch it heavily with well rotted manure or homemade compost. In April, spray the whole plant and the ground around the rose with a fungicide. Make sure there's no detritus around the base of the rose and there is good air circulation around it. Spray with the fungicide on a monthly basis and keep it well watered, 2 gallons at a time weekly. If blackspot appears, take off the affected leaves and destroy, and respray. If you start early enough it won't take hold so it's a case of vigilance and persistence. As for suckers are you sure they're suckers and not new growth, many people confuse new red stems with suckers which come from under ground. Leave new red stems alone, they'll form new flowering shoots and make the rose bushier. Suckers need to be traced to their point of origin underground and the pulled away from their growing point somewhere on the root system. You can't stop suckers from growing, but I suspect your'e confusing new stems for suckers.

Seeding after scarifying / cutting etc

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 11:37

Yes and cut high.

Chrysanthemum - Bugs

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 09:05

Probably blackfly, common on chrysanthemums, you can spray with soapy water or use an insecticide.

Seeding after scarifying / cutting etc

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 09:02

Grass seed takes 7 -10 days to germinate, as long as you cut high you won't disturb the new growth and seed. Your issue comes when the new grass starts to take off. It takes a month or more to grow new significant root systems, so you'll have to cut high for the rest of the summer. When you sow the seed make sure you tread it in. Lawns are long term projects taking sometimes several years to get them right, so don't be tempted to rush things and cut low.

Tree/ shrub id

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 20:51

I can't blow up the pics, not tamarisk by any chance?

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