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Identify the problem

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 17:55

Thistle, self seeds everywhere, you'd be popular in Scotland, but as a garden weed it's easy to dig up, and I'd do it asap before the seeds start to set. You'll have them in the soil for a few years, but it's a case of constant weeding till they appear no more.

Poorly Honeysuckle

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 17:52

Honeysuckle is a woodland plant, head in the sun roots in the shade, just like clematis. It needs moisture at the roots, but as your'e growing in a container it may be pot bound as well. I'd check the roots and re pot if needed. If you have shade put it there especially if the sun can get to the leaves and not the pot. Only water once a week and drench it, and don't over feed it. I never feed honeysuckle it can cope on it's own, but in a pot a  liquid seaweed feed is all it should need. Don't do anything too it, they are very tough, it will recover.

Mowing after spreading fertiliser

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 17:42

Leave it a week really, any weedkiller in as well? If so don't compost the cut grass.

I need a little help with my roses... :(

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 21:03

The less lively one has still got green stems and dormant buds. There is dead wood there which needs pruning out, but it should be ok if it's planted out asap.  Add well rotted manure, bonemeal, and root grow around the rootball when planting. Water with 2 gallons of water on planting, AND weekly watering till the Autumn regardless of weather. That will give the best chance to both. Roses take a year to establish properly before they give of their best. and watch the pruning video's in the how to section on this site. Bad pruning will kill a rose so learn quickly.

Identify unusual plant

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 20:54

Green Alkanet, pretty but an invasive self seeding weed for most.

New perrenial digitalis has a snapped stem ;(

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:20

It may produce a new stem, just wait and see, nature demands flowering so give it a chance. I certainly wouldn't give up on it.

organic matter is sprouting!

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:18

Probably not Muriel, just luck of the draw really. It does depend on where you got it from and if there were any guarantees with it.

sowing seeds into pots and containers

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:16

Wildflowers like a poor soil, so germination in any container compost may be patchy. Most other flower seeds will germinate so don't sow too thickly.

Mo' plant ID'ing please

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:19

First is wood avens, weed, second is a weed, memory fails me though.


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 15:42

Yes, dig them up, they're probably very congested and whats left hasn't got enough food to produce flowers. When you do I'd feed the soil heavily with FYM and some bonemeal. By the Autumn you should have a decent soil in which to plant new.

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