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Posted: 21/07/2014 at 22:23

You seem to have three stems there peanuts, cut them back to a leaf axil just below the the bushy growth below. New growth will come from the cuts.

Brassica issue

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 22:18

Snails or slugs by the sound of it.

Large plant needed for balcony, help appreciated!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 09:34

I think I'd go for a potted selection of Canna Lillies. You'll have plenty of good suppliers in London, and I'm sure a local Garden centre will be able to help. It would fit what you require as well, colour, spikes and they look very good in pots. They are frost tender, but in London winter temperatures never get far below freezing, so they could probably stay outside all year. I'll let someone else suggest a shrub. 

Seeding advice for a new gardener

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 09:28

With the temperatures you get over in the US at this time of year, you'd be better off sowing the seed outside in a prepared seed bed. Move what you have outside straight away, keep them well watered from underneath, by standing them in a tray of water. Your enemy over there will be the humidity and possible damping off disease, so watch them carefully. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, usually when the first true leaves appear, pot them on into 3 inch pots and keep them outside. Give them some shade during the day, full sun will only scorch them.


Posted: 21/07/2014 at 09:20

They are pot bound Fred sorry, bigger pots are the only answer.

Plants not thriving in new home

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 09:12

Post a picture of the roses, I'm sure we can help with those as well.

Plants not thriving in new home

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 19:40

Nibblets, having re read your reply to my original question I have found you have re potted the smaller pots into generous sized pots. Have you over potted them? When re potting it's recommended that you re pot into the next size up, not several sizes up. Re potting into much larger pots means the plants take longer to re establish and suffer stress as a result. This added to the visual effect may be your problem. I'd stuff some late summer bedding in them to fill them out for this year.  

Plants not thriving in new home

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 20:08

Chlorine is a poison in quantity, have you tried using rain water instead. You can get butts which attach to down pipes to collect for watering.

Have you replaced some of the compost in your pots or are you plants pot bound, and what are your new neighbour's experiences like. Were your pots flooded during winter? They may be suffering from pollution. Could be a variety of reasons, but really for a definitive answer more information or ruling out of causes is required.




Mesh for a garden lawn

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 19:39

Having had gun dogs for most of my life, spaniels all of them, I put dog runs in the gardens I have had. Some dug the hell out of the dog runs, others made no effort to dig at all. I'd create a run for her and let her dig in that. It means there is no retraining, and the dog can follow it's natural pattern of behaviour. Some dogs whatever the breed just love digging. A dog run is an inexpensive solution and satisfies the needs of all. If she starts to dig when out of the run, then a stern NO, and put her straight in the run. She will soon learn where it is acceptable to dig and where not too. They are eager to please at her age, play to her need to please you, praise digging in the run, and no praise out of it. 

Beech hedge problem

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 19:28

Have you examined the whole plant? The symptoms don't fit any known diseases which affect beech. Are they well watered? New hedging of any sort needs regular watering once a week at least in the current weather. It could be stress due to the hot weather or something else. What was there previously?

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