Dave Morgan

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Free fuchsias what to do now

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 16:31

Turn the pot upside down, or carefully tip them out to see if the root system fills the pot. If it does plant out, if not wait a few weeks then plant them out. It's better to form a good root system in the pot first and as nod says mulch them over winter, compost or farmyard manure will do, failing that ordinary garden soil.


Posted: 28/08/2014 at 16:07

Don, it's the seed head of the arum lily.


Posted: 28/08/2014 at 14:50

Depends how big it is really. You say young so presumably it's not that big. It may have objected to being moved which is fairly common or the soil isn't right. Buds prefers a well drained soil in full sun which can be fairly poor. So have you put it in the wrong place. Trimming back after moving helps any shrub to put down roots. Is it too wet? I'd have a look at where you moved it to first, then if it needs moving again cut it back by half.


Posted: 28/08/2014 at 12:17

Soulboy, that doesn't look like a fungal infection. Have a look at the link below and see if any of it fits your situation.


Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 12:07

bekkie, plants posted.

Starting from scratch!

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 23:08

I'd use weed suppressing matting. Available in 50 meter rolls cheap easily removed and re used. Old carpet is counter productive it won't allow the soil to breathe. Cardboard is ok but it will disintegrate quickly especially with heavy rain. Matting will last you till your'e ready to start on the garden and you can lift in sections to lay turf or create beds when your'e ready.

Pretty but tough plants to secure boundary

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:10

Pyracantha is one of the best prickly hedges, it's great for security and keeping things or people away, plus you get the flowers and berries. It's easy to shape and can be cut back mercilessly only to come back twice as strong. People only bump into it once.

mystery plant

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 20:52

It's not cannabis, more likely a helebore as victoria has suggested.


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 22:56

If they didn't have a big root system when they went in Lin, they will have grown good root systems this year. I chop mine by half every spring, they get nice and bushy and flower really well. They do prefer well drained soil and full sun so is their position and soil right? Sometimes plants just take time to establish so I wouldn't give up hope for next year.

old lilac tree issue

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 16:05

Samantha, try this link it's very easily explained.


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