Dave Morgan

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What has happened to my box plants?

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 21:28

I notice exposed roots in the bottom picture so I'd get those under the soil for a start, a feed of fish bone and blood and let the warmer weather get to it, maybe move it for a while, although box can tolerate some shade full shade isn't great for it. Warmer weather and that elusive thing the sun will appear this week so it will perk up.

Green spores in manure

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 21:20

The stuff sold as farmyard manure is exactly that, slurry and straw mixed and composted. It's never that great and contains all sorts. Get horse manure if you can and compost it yourself with garden waste. Cow manure is great on fields but that's it.

What has happened to my box plants?

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 21:13

It's not box blight, has it been frosted and exposed to cold wind?

container (?) roses

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 11:07

Containerised roses can be planted at any time of year Mary. It doesn't check them, they take a year to establish whatever way you buy them. Newly planted roses need weekly watering, bare root or containerised, makes no difference. Planted correctly second and subsequent years are always more floriferous. A lot of GC advice I hear about is suspect to say the least.

Blueberries and watering

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 18:50

Tap water is treated Invicta. I wouldn't use it even in soft water areas. 

Shrub/Hedge I.D please

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 17:15

Well you have a hedge but it's not a photinia. The red edged thing you can see is honeysuckle, but what the hedge is is another matter as I can't see any other leaves. There a hint of a hawthorn in the top picture but what else is there you !ay have to wait till there's more leaf.

Looking for hints and tips about this plant

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 16:21

Try this link.


Red Robin unwell.

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 20:47

You can prune it back now yes, and as Verdun says they can suffer from vine weevil. I also prefer FBB rather than bonemeal for many shrubs. I only really use bonemeal when planting roses.

Can you identify these plants?

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 20:34

I think I'll have to get new glasses or a better pad!

Red Robin unwell.

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 20:30

Hard pruning won't hurt them Patricia. They may be suffering from black spot as they're the same family as roses. The maxim with roses is well fed better able to resist diseases.

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