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Black Spot

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 19:43

Paddy, I'd add to that by spraying the ground around the rose, then feed water and much heavily. Even if you have to strip the rose bare, do it. They look awful for a while but they recover well so don't be shy of being brutal with them, and when spraying soak the whole rose including any flowers.

How to prepare allotment?

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 19:32

As it a new patch Jordan I'd add as much manure as you can get hold hold of especially as you are leaving it fallow over winter. This will give it the best chance next year. The addition of some bonemeal and fish bone and blood will add to it and over winter the worms and micro organisms will get to work. By next spring you will have a great place to plant almost anything you wish to grow. 

Bored of my garden!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 14:37

Some people would kill for what you already have claire, however I do understand where you are coming from. For inspiration why not visit some gardens, use the net to look for different garden styles and idea's. It may take some time to finally decide what style you want so start with a list of the things you want in your new garden, shed GH etc, then style, then plants, as style will dictate the plants you will need to put in.

Flooded garden

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 14:25

Maybe that's why the trees were there in the first place Luke. If you are on clay plants won't solve your problem. You need to improve the drainage and if it's that bad you'll need drainage pipes under the soil and a different approach to your garden.

It's not easy to solve and you'll need professional help and advice as installing drainage is costly and labour intensive.


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 14:16

Lyn see the link below for blueberries.

To feed or not to feed ???

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 12:41

Shazza, you have to feed any plants in pots. Feed with a general purpose fertilzer and remove the top layer of compost every year. I normally do this in spring, but you can do it now if they are looking a bit sad.

Help to Identify Plant

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 11:23

Looks like Hydrangea petiolaris or climbing hydrangea.

See the link below to the rhs for pruning advice.


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 10:58

I usually feed mine in spring. I use a combination of fish blood and bone and a high potash feed. It usually sets them up well.

Unwieldy rose bush

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 10:48

Firstly see if there is any dead wood within the bush. It sounds like a rambler or short climber, difficult to tell without a picture. Cut any dead wood out first. You can do this now and it will look better for it. I'd then wait till say March before  taking it on again. I'm reluctant to advise on further pruning as climbers and ramblers need different pruning. Could you post a picture as this will help with further advice.

To post a picture click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above the dialogue box, you'll get plenty of help once we know more.

phlox paniculata

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 21:53

Phlox are best from root cuttings or division done over the next month or so. I must admit I've never seen seed for them.

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