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Suggestions for plants to grow in pots in shade/wind please?

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 11:35

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 Hi there, they are various sizes, all pretty small though, I just want something in them to add a bit of colour.  What about alpines or cacti or something? 

Suggestions for plants to grow in pots in shade/wind please?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 16:14

Hi all

I have a pathway at the side of my house that is in shade nearly all of the day and is like a wind tunnel. To brighten it up a bit I want to fill approx 20-30 small terracotta pots that I have kicking about with anything that will last for a good few years in the harsh windy/shady spot. Can I please have lots of suggestions for small plants/shrubs/alpines, whatever may last in the tough conditions.  

Thank a lot in advance chaps.

Plant ID please??

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 14:05

Thank you all for taking the time to reply, I am just popping out to dig them up!  

Plant ID please??

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:58

These are about 3 foot at the mo, growing rapidly though, should I just get rid of them?  I don't want everything else in the border to suffer.

Plant ID please??

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 12:09

Thank you Dovefromabove, yes it does look very similar.  Does anyone agree this is what it is?  Should I remove them as there are quite a few and they are getting fairly big.

Plant ID please??

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:49

Hi All

I would like help ID'ing the plant pictured below please.  It was from a pack of mixed annual seeds and is taking over my borders a little, I do not want to get rid of them before they flower though so could anyone tell me what it is please?

Many thanks in advance kind

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Cox Orange Pippin tree not looking too healthy, tips please??

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 11:18

Hi pansyface, thanks again for the advice, I shall stop feeding it straight away and take a tough love approach.

Bobthegardener, thank you also for the pruning info, this should probably have been done last winter, will i need to wait until this coming winter to prune or would pruning now be of any help?

 

Cox Orange Pippin tree not looking too healthy, tips please??

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:16

Hi pansyface, thanks for taking the time to reply. The tree has not been sprayed for mildew, is this something that is necessary for apple trees?  How often do i need to do this and with what spray?

The tree gets plenty of sun, gets fed growmore once a week and is watered regularly, if anything it may be that the ground is too wet as we are at the bottom of a bank but the other apple tree is doing fine So that shouldnt really be the problem.

buddyboy, thanks for trying to help, I actually have a Clemantine shrub so your reply was not totally unhelpful. 

Cox Orange Pippin tree not looking too healthy, tips please??

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 15:17

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Hi all 

i have had a cox orange pippin dwarf tree for a couple of years now, last year we got some apples that did not get to full size so I was expecting this years to be great.  In spring things looked very promising, lots of blossom but this changed very quickly and now it looms a shadow of its former self.  I have attached lots of pics, can anyone tell me what i can do to revive it please??  I do also have a laxtons superb tree in the same soil a few metres away and that is doing brilliantly So i am stumped....???

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Advice with a clear exterior wood varnish to protect cut logs please??

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 07:36

Thanks for the replies folks, I was kicking myself when I read the word preservative as I just couldn't think of the word when I wrote last reply.

I shall look for some of the ronseal clear as I find their products fairly reliable.

Cheers Again!

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