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Hardy Geranium - Propogation

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 17:03

Just take a woody root and pop it in some MPC and water it. It will produce a plantable new plant within a few weeks.


Posted: 18/08/2015 at 16:44

Do you cut it straight or at an angle gerryk? If youv'e cut it straight thats probably the reason you have no bottom growth. Cut it back as Lyn has suggested and in future cut it so it's wider at the bottom than the top. Privet like light so a good 4 inch difference  between the width at the top and the width at the bottom will sort it out. A good feed and watering in spring will encourage the new growth.

Idea's Please

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 16:36

Thanks peeps interesting idea!

Idea's Please

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 07:52

 I've been asked by one of my clients to plant up this container. She has no hard and fast idea's and neither do I. Drainage is good as is the amount of sun. So I'm looking for something which doesn't need much attention. Anything considered.

Uploading pics

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 20:01

All I'm getting is service unavailable.

Uploading pics

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 19:55

Is uploading pics knackered again?

Climbing Roses Advice

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:43

Roses flower on new growth, but from what you describe you really need to sort out a framework to get the best from your roses. Many people do what you've done but it's easily fixed, just leave it for now, sorting it out is better done when the climbers are dormant as you can see all the main stems and tie them into a framework. creating a framework is easier in winter as well, getting behind a rose in full leaf is difficult to say the least. Best thing you can do right now is plan the framework and get the materials necessary. Decide how much spread you need and consider how high you want it to go. When creating the framework, go as low as you can for the bottom wire and then a foot apart for each subsequent wire. This gives better coverage of the wall, or whatever the background is.You can be quite harsh with mature stems and bend them right down, the new growth will come from between the leaf axils, and grow straight up.

It's all a learning process so don't stress about it and roses are very forgiving.

Lily Bulbs

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 15:32

Leave the stem, snap off the short pods where the flowers were.

Any idea's as to what this is?

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 13:10

Handed to me by one of my clients, they don't know what it is  and neither do I. Any suggestions?


Black spot

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 12:41

Lulu, my standard treatment for blackspot is the following, strip all affected leaves from the plant and burn or bin them. Spray the whole plant flowers, stems and the ground around the stems with rose clear. Feed it and mulch it to retain moisture. Although many roses are resistant  to black spot many aren't and a healthy well fed and watered rose, is less likely to succumb. If you make it a regime, starting at the beginning of the year and repeat the process every six to eight weeks during the flowering season, it works. I do it with my own and all of my clients roses. It works. You just need the discipline to do it every year. It takes 10 - 15 mins and the rewards are always worth it.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Shrub ID please

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Shrub ID please

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Shrub/Tree ID please

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Idea's Please

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Uploading pics

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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 18:50

Any idea's as to what this is?

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Plant ID please

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plant ID

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Cut down Perennial Poppy?

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Shrub ID

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Uploading pics

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New Pots in bags

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Compost Advice

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PM for Artjak Compost advice

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Plant ID's please

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