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standard rose

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 13:39

I answered it a few days ago nut, it's a duplication.

Why plant daffs in October?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 13:37

I regularly leave planting some daffs till end of November early December. It lengthens the season and now I still have  a few in bud and many in full flower. I never see the point in strict planting times for anything other than roses(bareroot). And it's huge fun being a rebel and seeing the faces of the neighbours admiring the garden as they pass by. I'm usually working, but the wife often says they have commented and asked why I still have things in flower when their displays are over.  

Spring Bulbs in Pots

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 10:49

Once the flowers have gone over I usually take out all the bulbs and replant them in the garden for next year and so far nothing has gone wrong. It also allows me to fill gaps before all the perennials come up.

Pond weed nightmare

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 20:27

Try this link to the RHS.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=162

Wilting dahlia

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:13

It's hungry Lee. Dhalia's need food and lots of it. A general purpose feed for now, then a high potash feed once the flowers come.

wildflower panting

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:09

You need poor soil for a good wildflower patch, so remove the turf and use elsewhere, then remove the top six inches of soil.Dig up some subsoil from somewhere else in the garden and add grit and sharp sand. Wildflowers hate good soil, so the worse you make it the better, and get a decent seed mix from a specialist supplier, they do far better than the stuff you buy off the shelf. I create quite a few for customers and they are, if done properly, hard work, but ultimately worth it as they can be better than any manicured garden, especially in the second year.

standard rose

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:01

Standard roses need pruning just like all other roses. Take the opportunity NOW to prune it back and even up the growth. Normally they'd have been pruned 6 weeks ago, but it's not too late, do it now, feed it and water well, it'll soon catch up. You want an even ball effect, so stand back and take a good look on a regular basis.

Problem with cats

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:56

Pyracantha cuttings keep them off my raised beds, they don't like the thorns.

Plant Id

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:11

Japanese Knot weed, destroy asap.

helleborus help please

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:11

Cut them back asap they're going over and clear the area around them. Helebores can suffer with a fungal disease so clearing away and allowing air to get in will help disrupt the cycle. New growth will appear, and the clearer you keep it the better for next year. 

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

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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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PM for Artjak Compost advice

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Plant ID's please

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Two ID's please

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Colder than Average Winter Advisory 
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Funny Wildlife

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