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Palm Tree Seed?

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 20:30

I suppose it depends on what species of palm you want to grow. If you google palm trees you get many suppliers. Try them. Alternatively try the RHS website.

daffodil bulbs

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 19:29

Eel worm probably. They will have been infected when you bought them. Take them back or get new they won't flower so bin them and buy some new ones.

Climbing Roses

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 14:40

I don't find roses ever do that well in pots even big ones, apart from the miniture roses. Although some on here have some success. Climbers in my experience take a year to put down good root systems anyway as do most roses so persevere for now. They usually do better second year anyway.

What is this, and how do I get rid of it?

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 11:45

If they smell of onion they're alliums. You can lift them with a hand fork pretty easy to solve.

What is this, and how do I get rid of it?

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 10:47

Could be one of two things, bluebells the most likely, the smaller ones could be snow drops. You have to dig them out individually. Painstaking but the only effective solution.

GW free agapanthus

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 10:31

Depends where you are primrose. Milder parts of the UK you can leave them in the ground with a thick bark mulch. I'd check the varieties on the RHS website for hardiness then decide whether you need to pot them or not. My preferred option would be to pot them and come the better months sink the pots in your beds. They are clump forming plants and spread quite slowly and potting the allows you to control that. I'd take them out for winter and keep the frost free personally. British weather can be unpredictable at the best of time's.


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 16:47


Talkback: How to look after roses in autumn

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 16:45

Pendant, you can prune climbers now or over the next few weeks. Cutting them down to ground level is only done to encourage new shoots for next year. I only do that though to regenerate older climbers. For newly planted ones I let them establish in their first year then in the second I take them down to about 4-6 inches.

Khenman shrub roses can be cut back now by half. Then prune back quite hard in spring.

Jacqui if they are already in pots then yes. If not leave them if you can. If you can't leave them then wait till they're dormant dig them up and heel them in in some spare ground water well prune them hard and then plant in spring or as soon as the new ground is ready.

Hope that helps everyone.


Tulips in pots

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 15:50
Multi purpose is best. The comment above about it all being in the bulb is quite right. If you want them to replant for the year after that's when you need feeding.

Strangled my wisteria!

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 09:30
Tails can you post a pic from further back please. Plus take one of the strangulation point. This sort of mistake is easy enough to sort out but I'd need to see more first.

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