Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 19:40

Panda ;((hugs)) life gets you a bit like that sometimes doesn't it

BL sorry you've had more sad news.

I've been in the garden supervising OH tidying the pond - pruning/thinning  some of thr oxygenating plants etc

And we met a new toad - that's two we've seen in this garden now, both quite different colours

 

Rose bush help!

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 14:10

Amilee   I agree with the others - it's an ex rose.    Treat yourself to another.

 

If you have to grow it in a pot have a look on this website - you can search for Hybrid Tea roses suitable for growing in a pot http://www.classicroses.co.uk/productindex.php?type=rose&prodfinderformroseCondSuitableForPot=on&prodfinderformroseFamily=hybrid_teas

 

Leaves on honeysuckle dying falling off

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 13:57

I would always cut a honeysuckle back hard  in it's first autumn after planting - probably down to 18" - it'll grow much bigger and thicker next year, and my bet is that you'll get some flowers as well

More ID's for plants in my wildflower border, please.

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 13:53

I don't know Ragweed so I googled - looks like it can be very invasive so a good idea not to let it seed  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrosia_artemisiifolia

Ivy leaves turning red

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 13:05

I'd use a loam-based compost for those - they're going to be in the pot for more than one season.

Hedge disease

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 13:03

Hmm, I don't think it's beech - but that doesn't mean that I've got a better suggestion, and the actions suggested will help whatever it is, so I'll just keep quiet

Leaves on honeysuckle dying falling off

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 12:45

Then it's probably a bit of transplant shock coupled with the dry weather we've had.

It may also have had a spell of underwatering before you bought it - it wouldn't be the first honeysuckle to suffer like that. 

Keep it damp at the roots and a mulch of garden compost would be good - as I said, cut it back this autumn/winter and it'll be fine

Leaves on honeysuckle dying falling off

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 11:56

Four inches is too close - it'll be in the 'rain-shadow' of the wall - I'd move it to about 18" from the wall and prepare the hole by digging in lots of leafmould or home made garden compost - what you're looking to do is to mimic the conditions of a shady wild hedgerow or damp woodland. 

I'd do it now, and cut it right back.  It'll grow thicker from the base next year.  In Feb give it a sprinkling of Fish, Blood & Bone - it'll be fine

PM to DFA

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:02

Thanks Nut - if you'd be so kind

I have also sent a PM to Alan to see if that works

PM to DFA

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:52

No Alan - Id welcome a PM from a neighbour! I'll have a look and see what's up

alternatively perhaps a Forker who has my email address would be kind enough to pass it to you

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