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Salix all bare

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 12:44

No point in spraying with Bug Clear - it's not suffering from any infestation and it's indiscriminate - it'll kill all the beneficial insects, bees, lacewings, ladybirds, hoverflies etc that your garden needs 

The problem with you salix is most likely to be due to lack of moisture in the soil.  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 12:40

Oh, and yes, you're right ... that is an avocado plant to the left of the astrantia - it must've come from the compost we put on that bed - now what am I going to do with that? 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 12:36

Enjoy your week away and your singing Liri   We'll keep an eye on the garden for you 

Well, now it's CONFESSION TIME    

I only popped into the GC to pick up some scillas to plant with the Chionodoxa I bought the other day ......... I ended up buying the scillas I'd gone for ... plus some Allium Purple Sensation for the new Sunny Bed and some Narcissus Tresamble (not sure where they're for ), and then an Astrantia 'Star of Love' just followed me home   It's a gorgeous colour, a deep almost beetroot red - it'll pick up the dark ruby colours of the Salvia Wendy's Wish in the Sunny Bed, so I just had to have it, didn't I? 

Last edited: 30 September 2016 12:38:09

Salix all bare

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 12:21

Salix need a lot of water and are happiest in damp soil.  The soil there looks very dry. 

Enough is enough

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 12:09

It's a free world (well this bit of it is) - that's your choice - it's not mine - I'm enjoying the new longer programme and the range of topics covered.  I don't have a dog but I don't object to seeing them for a few seconds (and that is all that it is) on camera, any more than I object to the inclusion of a shot of a robin or blackbird in one of the gardens. 

However if the intention of your post is to pass your opinion on to the programme makers rather than to 'get people's backs up'  you're on the wrong website.

You need this one .

Last edited: 30 September 2016 12:11:43

Fig Tree leaves turning yellow

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 11:59

It has a sprinkling of Fish, Blood & Bone in the spring and again in early summer.  As soon as it begins to wake up in the spring (leaf buds swelling, new figs forming etc) it gets some tomato feed in a watering can full of water weekly until September-ish.  

I follow the advice here re care and pruning for figs 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 09:39

Pat, I've asked him for the botanical name of his 'Lilac Indulgence' or whatever he says it's called  

Hosta ((hugs))  remember who your friends are when you come into your well-deserved wealth won't you? 

I've never had an email telling me I've won a fortune 

Last time I had a phone call about my car accident I asked for all their details 'cos obviously someone had stolen my car and I'd have to contact the police and the chap on the phone would be called to give evidence  ......  long silence then the line went dead 

Fig Tree leaves turning yellow

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 09:29

If the leaves turn yellow in the summer it's usually due to lack of watering.

At this time of year autumn is the most likely reason for colour change and leaf fall - but my fig leaves aren't changing colour yet   I'm still watering mine at least twice a week.

Last edited: 30 September 2016 09:31:59

What is this plant type?

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 09:20

Well, it's not a Calluna vulgaris

Lilac Indulgence sounds lovely , but what sort of plant is it?

It must have a botanical name consisting of its Genus and species, then 'Lilac Indulgence' will be its varietal name.

e.g. Solanum lycopersicum is the tomato's botanical name, there are lots of varieties such as 'Gardener's Delight', Alicante', 'San Marzano'.

Without the full name we don't know what sort of plant it is 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 09:07

BL ((hugs))

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