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Azalea leaves turning brown

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 14:27

It isn't unusual to lose leaves from any azalea at this time of year. I see it all the time in different gardens at this time of year. As long as it's fed and watered new growth will come back. You don't say if it's in a pot or in the ground. Potted azalea's tend to drop leaves when under watered and under fed. A mulch is always a good idea at this time of year, use ericaceous compost. The buds for next years flowers will already be there, so feeding will help a little. 

Trimming Lavender and Wisteria

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 22:33

Can I back what Hostafan has said. A Wisteria needs drilled in vine eyes and 2 or 3mm wire with tensioners. It's a heavy plant when in full flower and especially when wet. Whats there at the moment will pull out of the wall if it gets any bigger.

Begonia corns

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 16:46

Dry them on the kitchen window sill and pop them in a paper bag. Some say dust them with anti fungal powder, but I find if you let them dry long enough they don't need it. Make sure you get as much soil/compost off as you can.

Tree Dahlia

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 10:29

There's a list of suppliers on the RHS website.

Sweetpeas over winter

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 22:20

I'd be guided by the weather next year Digger. Sweet pea's are pretty hardy and can go out fairly early if the weather is good, so leave them where they are till next year. Box is a tough shrub, if they are well rooted they can stay outside, in pots or buried at soil level to prevent frost damage.

Leaf mould

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 22:11

You can do either. I'd dig them in.

Stone cutting

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 22:07

Angle grinders are easy to use, you can hire them from your local tool hire place. It's not rocket science. Just have a practise first.

Can I use any leaves for leaf mould?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 10:10

If you break them up a bit I don't see any reason why not. I usually put mine on the compost heap. If you have a local park why not get some free leaves from there, or from neighbours.


Posted: 22/10/2014 at 22:46

It's best done when they are dormant from November to April. However if you take a big enough root ball when transplanting them you could do it now. Make sure you dig the transplant hole before moving them, add well rotted manure or garden compost to the planting hole, some bonemeal and sprinkle some mycorrhizal fungi over the roots and a bit in the planting hole. Then water well. This will give them the best start next year.

What are these?

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 16:02

I don't think they are anything to worry about NG. I can't magnify the image up enough to give you a definitive answer.

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