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Plant ID please

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 16:26

 The blue flowering plant please.


Posted: 11/08/2015 at 16:09

It looks like you have some problems there. Rose sawfly and blackspot. Add to that a bit of bad dead heading and a non specialist fertilzer  plus a distinctly small pot.

Remedy, repot using John Innes No3 into a pot double the size. Feed with ROSE fertilizer, spray the whole plant, flowers and all and stem and surface of compost with rose clear. Pick off all the affected leaves, water well, Prune back flowered stems to a leaf axil, whilst trying to maintain the shape. Leaves will grow back, and water weekly with a drench, and leave a good inch between the lip of the pot and the surface of the compost.

You may get a good flush of flowers if the weather is kind.

These have been fabulous

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 15:49

Lychnis coronaria or rose campion, very pretty. I let them self seed and die back naturally. They never fully die back in my garden, so I leave them alone apart from dead heading.

New lawn edging shears

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 15:39

Over the years I've found them all to be very much the same, the secret is to keep them sharp, so buying a sharpening tool is a good idea. No need to spend a fortune on either.

2 plant IDs please

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 10:37

For me they are are both Lysimachia the green punctata, the darker one Firecracker.


Posted: 08/08/2015 at 13:52

Looks like aruncus at first glance. As Bob says a pic of the whole plant will confirm things.

My Hydrangea cuttings have rooted, now what?

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 13:50

Depends how big the root systems are Mowerman. If they are potted on I'd just set them aside in a semi shaded position and let them develop a better root system anyway. Keep them watered but no feed for now. Check before the first frost is forecast and have a look at the root systems. If they fill the pot they'll survive the winter, if not a bit of shelter over winter will give them a better chance. They are hardy, so unless we get very cold weather a sheltered corner will do.

Cotoneaster hedge

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 13:44

I'd let it grow a bit more before even thinking of doing any cutting. Feed and water them for now, you need height before you'll need width. They'll probably grow another six inches if not a bit more by the time Autumn comes and they slow down. In spring next year you can consider nipping out the leaders to encourage side shoots. I'd say they're still too small to start any training.

I have to stop feeding the birds in my garden

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 17:46

Air rifle, sorry, best way to deal with rats is a .22.

Climbing Rose

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 14:24

Do it when it's dormant, late winter and cut it back hard. Treat it like a bare root new rose. It'll take a season to get back to where it was growth wise.

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