Dave Morgan

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Can tomatoe diseases be transmitted to roses? (may be a stupid question)

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 10:09

In short Sandra no. I'd get them planted though as soon as possible.

Identify please

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 18:35

I don't think it's Carex, it reminds me of sisyrinchium.

Last edited: 19 November 2016 18:36:30

groundcover plants as replacement for lawn

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 18:28

Michael welcome. You need to find out what your soil is like firstly. It sounds like it is very shaded and poorly drained for moss to thrive. Planning a new lawn with what you have in mind means you have to create the conditions for the plants you wish to replace your lawn. Chamomile is often used as a substitute for grass, hard wearing and scented with nice white daisy like flowers. There is a non flowering variety which is normally used for lawns. If you go to the RHS website and search chamomile there is guidance there on growing one.

Last edited: 19 November 2016 18:30:22

Bare root Geraniums

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 20:39


Try these people.

Moving perennials

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 17:05

I'd do it now then cut back after moving. Cutting back encourages root growth and you're unlikely to see freezing temps in London for a while yet.

Bulbs being dug up by naughty animals

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 17:02

Squirrels, cover them with chicken wire.

Lily bulbs

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 08:04

Loana, I'd plant them. They're hardy but can sometimes rot so in the GH would be fine and you can plant out in spring. Or just store them till spring.

Pansy black spot

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 12:52

Well how long after you bought them did the blackspot appear. If less than a week then it's unlikely to have been anything local to where you planted them. If you look at the research it's more of a seed bourne pathogen than airborne and infection comes from badly sourced seed more often than any local conditions, which would all have to combine to cause an infection. Of you go back and look at all the other suppliers plants you'll probably find evidence of infection on the plants they're selling. If there is there's your evidence that they're infected prior to purchase.

unknown rose pests

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 12:34

It could well be sooty mould, but I'd expect more scale insects than there are for that to occur.

Who can be making these tunnels

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 19:20

I'd go for rats. Voles prefer deep cover grassy areas, plus they're too small to cause a network of tunnels under the locations you've described. Rats will do exactly what you've described, so brown rats will he the culprit. All the others are too small to do what you've described.

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