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Posted: 15/07/2014 at 10:47

I'd repot it tads, sounds like it's pot bound and starving, pot into a third size larger pot or put it in the garden.

What is my hedge and why is it dying?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 19:13

Once die back happens there is nothing you can do to save the hedge, sorry. Sometimes it happens for no reason at all. Dig it up probably mechanically and plant something different. You'll have to replenish the soil with considerable amounts of farmyard manure and fish bone and blood to give anything you plant in it's place a good start. Add bonemeal to any planting hole when replanting.

problems growing echinacea

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 17:17

All seedlings can get damping off disease, watering from underneath when the compost is fairly dry can reduce the risk. Echinacea isn't usually hard to grow from seed, so damping off could well be the main problem.

Self Seeded Tree

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 17:14

Cherry Tree.


Posted: 14/07/2014 at 15:12

Tads, as far as the ceonothus goes, if your'e happy with it's size then just cut off the flowered tips and let it get on with it, if not prune back to about 6 inches from the tip. As for the rhododendron, see the link below to the rhs, it's not difficult and they don't mind a hard prune. 

Can anyone name this plant?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 10:22

To add a pic click on the green tree icon, second from the right on the toolbar above the dialogue box. You'll get an answer very quickly.

Knautia Macedonia?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:08

Eleventh Hour, if you pm me your details I can send you some. I have some Sarah Raven seed left over. You''ll have to wait a week as I'm away at the moment, but can dispatch them on my return.


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:15

It may take a while to produce any amount of flowers rosemummy, I have the same peony and it's yet to flower properly.

Usual Problem

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 15:22

Having spent many hours in oil seed rape fields shooting pigeons i can confirm it is an oil seed rape plant.

what caterpillar is doing this and why?

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 15:18

It's not doing any harm to the plant, so it's okay to leave it.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Best Thornproof Gloves

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Clematis for a dry bank

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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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Last Post: 12/10/2013 at 00:56


Hold in invasive roots 
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