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herbs and dahlias

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 15:11

Nothing naive about the question Lavande. Personally I wouldn't. Dahlia's are gross feeders and like their moisture, and a rich loamy potting medium, whereas herbs like very well drained soil, including basil. So really they don't like the same conditions. You can try it, but I have my doubts about the success.

Lilac tree- shoots from roots

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 15:03

Yes it will flower on the suckers. The only issue is if the lilac is a grafted variety. The suckers will grow flowers like the original rootstock, so if the graft is of a different cultivar, you'll get two different types of flower. Lilac is usually grafted onto the wild lilac rootstock and usually the purple variety we all grew up with, the cultivars have given us the varying colour's a sizes we have now. The suckers can take over and outgrow the cultivars, so unless you want to lose what you bought it's best to remove them. 

Lilac tree- shoots from roots

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 12:31

Unfortunately it's one of those things us gardeners have to live with mimi, sorry.

Brown leaves on magnolia

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 12:29

Busy have a look at the link below, does any of that fit what you are describing?


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 12:24

Hydrangeas are easy to grow lulu, they flower on wood produced the previous year, and the colour is determined by the ph of the soil. They like moist but well drained conditions and will do well in full sun or semi shaded positions. The one you have looks very healthy and should do well where it is. 

plants for damp soil

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 12:20

If you want to avoid muddy paws, why not cover it with permeable membrane and plant through it. you can then cover the membrane with bark. You won't drain the bed using plants, so work with the conditions. One roll of membrane and 2/3 bags of bark would do the job.

Lilac tree- shoots from roots

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 10:12

They're suckers mimi, you can remove the soil from the roots and just pull them off. They sucker naturally so you really can't stop it from happening.

how to stop leggy seedlings

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 10:10

They need more light alex, they are stretching up so increase their exposure to sunlight.

Id please :)

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 10:09

Yes it's Laurel Cleo.

Help save my bougainvillea

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 10:06

Try this link to the RHS website pam.

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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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