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advice on various plants

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 18:52
Paul B3 says:

Seconded !!

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 Present company excepted of course ... 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 18:49

Mine's grown a lot this year ... probably six times the size it was  ... OH has been in charge of the watering so I can thank him.  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 18:46

Oh Hosta ((hugs)) 

By the way, has your Hosta 'Fireworks' flowered ... mine has ... it's gorgeous ... holding it's lilac trumpets out perfectly horizontally ....  luvvit 

What deficiency is this?

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 18:43
Mike Allen says:

... For the benefit of all growers.  As soon as a plant produces top growth of four to six leaves, check the PH of the soil,  if a nitrogen lack is here, try a sprnkling of sulphate of amonia around the plant.  I est my case.

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 For the benefit of those who are not 'scientifically qualified'    a PH test will not reveal a lack of nitrogen ... you need kit specific to nitrogen testing (also for potassium, potash etc)  ... there are kits and equipment at a wide range of prices, from the cheap and cheerful on Amazon to equipment for the professional costing hundreds of pounds .

Campsis that has never flowered

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 17:37

I find they do best on a sunny wall ... how much sun is it getting?  

Mine is also pretty hungry ... it gets tomato food through the summer.  

rose identification

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 17:36

Perhaps send a photo to Classic Roses ... they're a real authority on roses ... they may well be able to ID it for you.  

Deweeding/preventing weeds?

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 17:32

I've never found weed seeds to be a problem when using branded composts, but if you can't get hold of good quality commercial stuff, you could always sterilize the compost before use, in the oven or microwave, thus killing any weed seeds before sowing your seeds. 

rose identification

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 16:52

The rose that's most like it that I know is Rosa Alexander Hill Gray which is a shrub rose, and there's also a climbing form ... it has very quilled petals, but the ones in your photo do look quite exaggerated.  

Have a look here and see what you think 

Something to grow up south facing trellis that keeps winter coverage

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 16:40

It would be worth asking around to see if Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' is hardy in your part of Scotland

Weed id please

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 16:19

Artemisia vulgaris aka Mugwort

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