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Shrub ID please

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 16:44
The flowers are white with a yellow centre the brown are the dead flowers. I should have taken the picture a week ago but forgot.

Shrub ID please

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 08:18

 Any suggestions please?

pond mud

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:36

Just make sure you leave a pot full to pop back in the new pond as a starter, if your'e renovating it.

Rose problems

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 15:59

The best remedial action you can take right now is to strip them all of any leaves and burn the leaves. This will reduce the chances of infection next year. I'd spray right now as well we're having a few days of dry weather and this will further reduce the chances of infection next year. Spray the whole plant stems flowers if there are any and the ground around the plants as well. In spring, at the first sign of new growth, feed water and mulch and spray on drier days. You'll never stop blackspot completely all you can do is give the best chance in the spring. 

Pruning climbing roses

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 10:24

You do need to give some of the side shoots time to produce flower buds, I think you may be cutting too early. Second flushes do take time to come, but patience is the key, a good feed after the first flush usually quickens the production of a second flush and roses will go on producing flowers right into the early winter depending on temperature. Never be too hasty to cut back, even if it seems out of control as you can always leave the pruning to late winter. Pruning later gives you more mature stems which always produce more flowers next year.

Shrub/Tree ID please

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 10:10

You may well be right nut, I can't say I noticed any flowers on it last winter but this coming season I'll be on the look out for them. Seed pods are certainly very similar indeed, so thanks.

Shrub/Tree ID please

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 16:43

I'm bumping this back up.

What should I do with 1000 litres of horse manure?

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 16:40

As your'e digging out the clay line the bottom of hole with a thick layer of the fresher stuff, then you can add back some of the clay to cover it. Then add the older stuff on top. By next year you should have some decent digable soil. The wood shavings can go in as well, it'll all rot down quite quickly and the worms will have a field day.

Lily bulbs in pots

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 20:01

You can do either David. I generally break a few bulblets off and stick them in gritty compost for a few years and they eventually make new decent sized bulbs. If you leave them on you do get thin growth and no flowers on developing bulbs so I maximise the display by removing the bulblets.

How to make leafmould

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 19:57

I find it better to bag them personally, wire bins do take longer to rot down in my experience.

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Shrub ID please

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