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My first ever garden!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:17

Well done, you'll be on gardeners world next.

Help with identifying plant

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:16

Oleander without a doubt.

budleia cttings.

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 19:15

If you try a cutting from a flowering stem, all the energy is going into flower production. If you look further down the stems, there will be non flowering side stems there, try those instead, and pinch out the tips, this stimulates root production.

Talkback: Ladybird nursery

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:17

You'll do them no harm by catching them up and putting them on the affected plants. A new food source encourages breeding, so they will produce new larvae who will feast on the aphids readily. 

Sick Rose

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:12

SusiB, the new growth is healthy enough, but they are old, they may do well with a good feed and a mulch. The Lichen you can leave in place if you want it'll do the roses no harm. If you do decide to remove them, you can replant roses in the same bed if you add mychorrizal fungi to the planting hole along with plenty of Farmyard Manure.

The old advice of rose sick soil is out of date, the mychorrizal fungi replace what the previous occupant used up.

Honeysuckle Problems

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 15:47

Give it a good water and a mulch of FYM BB, this often cures the powdery mildew without spraying. Honeysuckle are woodland plants so need moisture at the roots and a bit of shade.

Honeysuckle Problem

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 15:43

Honeysuckle does go leggy John no matter what variety you have. You can prune them hard in spring, this means new growth from the bottom, but it's often worth it to refresh the plant. When and if you do give it a good mulch of FYM and keep it well watered, they're woodland plants so like plenty of moisture at the roots, so a good soak once a week will keep it healthy.

Any idea what this is please

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 09:36

It's a perennial, but as for hardy, no idea.

can i put these in my compost bin?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:56

Yes Jason it is. The fir tree will provide the brown material, the rest will rot down over time.

Any idea what this is please

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:38

Salvia Dominica or Dominica Sage, apparently has healing properties.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

New Pots in bags

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Compost Advice

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PM for Artjak Compost advice

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Plant ID's please

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Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 10:23

Two ID's please

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Last Post: 16/12/2014 at 20:42

Winter 2014/15

Colder than Average Winter Advisory 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 15:33

Funny Wildlife

Squirrel V Woodpigeons 
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Last Post: 04/09/2014 at 21:40

Best Thornproof Gloves

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Clematis for a dry bank

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Last Post: 09/04/2014 at 15:20

Peach for fan traing

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Last Post: 13/02/2014 at 21:19

Colder weather is coming!

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Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 17:54

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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