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What alpine plants are trailing

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 22:01

Helianthemums are always a good during the summer months.

The following link is an excellent alpine nursery and reliable.


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 15:54

Pick off the leaves which are infected and burn them. If you leave them on the fungus just spreads and treat immediately with a fungicide. Keep it well watered and fed, this reduces the chances of the black spot returning and keep an eye on it. Black spot can remain in the soil so spray the soil around the plant and pick up any fallen leaves and burn them too. Hygiene around the rose is also important as well as a good flow of air, a mulch of compost or farmyard manure will help retain moisture, but after spraying. A well fed and watered rose is less susceptible to rose diseases and more able to fight off any passing fungus. And watch out for aphids which can transmit disease.

Good rose care is essential for flower production and longevity.

And even if you are a novice mollimay, no question here is ever stupid everyone here will always help no matter what the problem.

red robin tree looks so unhealthy

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 21:19

Can you post a picture pumpkin, click on the green tree icon above the dialogue box.

Photinia are usually trouble free so this could be interesting.

Weed ID

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 21:16

Victoria is correct, it is Alkanet.

Suggestions for filling a small south facing border

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 18:49

If it's well drained try Cistus, pink's whites even a yellow, lovely colour for full sun and covered in papery blooms that only last a few days, but they repeat flower and go on to the first frosts, an under rated small shrub in my opinion.

Bindweed or not?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 20:47

Debs to post a picture click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above the dialogue box. From your description it isn't bindweed.

Help to ID this?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 20:44

The black stuff is caterpillar poo.

Love your garden back on TV tonight 8pm

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 22:42

I wish I had £30,000 to spend on doing my garden up! Entertaining but wholly unrealistic for the average gardener, but then average gardening wouldn't make good TV would it.

gardening for a living

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 21:51

What can I say, tired, not rich, but every day when I go home I feel as if I have achieved something and a happy customers thanks for the effort I have put in is worth more than money. I get cut, bruised, and thorns are a regular hazard, but I'm happy and can sleep at night.

I will cut lawns,hedges and minor hard landscaping, but I'm a gardener not Love Your Garden or Ground Force and I make that clear before I start. I tell them the truth of what they need or don't need, what will live and what won't. Sometimes they don't like what I say, but if your'e honest and give good frank advice with an explanation, they will understand and 99% do.

So choose your area, and don't make promises you can't keep or offer something you can't deliver.

That's what I do and I stick to it and my customers are happy.

my melon

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:26

Feed with tomato fertilizer every week, keep it well watered and shaded. Have you only got one small fruit at the moment though, as more will come the longer the main stem gets.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Best Thornproof Gloves

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Clematis for a dry bank

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Peach for fan traing

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Colder weather is coming!

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Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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Hold in invasive roots 
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