Dovefromabove


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dying apple cordons

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 14:06

When were they planted and where?


We had a very dry winter and spring ....... did they get plenty of water?

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 13:28


Some of my hostas, grouped outside the back door where I can see them without having to hobble across  the garden 

Growing succulents from seed (I think I've been diddled)

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 13:16

Absolutely Lyn ... use the reputable suppliers, of which there are quite a few on Ebay ... but as I said there are many that aren't reputable. 

Neighbourly advice

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 13:11

As I said, it is the most glorious rose with a fabulous fragrance - repeat flowering too  -  It also strikes very well from cuttings ... although I've grown it in three gardens I've only ever bought one 


It also has good glossy dark foliage which sets the flowers off nicely and I've never seen it succumb to black spot etc. 

Last edited: 19 June 2017 13:13:36

Is my sage dieing?

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 13:03

A rough rule of thumb is that the bigger the surface area of the leaves the more quickly the plant will lose moisture in heat and bright sunlight 


It's not always true but it's worth bearing in mind.  

Plant ID

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 11:27
nutcutlet says:

I have a glorious lack of control  


See original post

 and a glorious garden as a result ... I can vouch for that 

Growing succulents from seed (I think I've been diddled)

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 11:15

I think that swapping the family cow for a handful of beans is more reliable than buying seeds from many suppliers on Ebay.  

Honey suckle in pot

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 10:34

Honeysuckle is rarely happy in a pot ... it's a woodland plant that needs a long cool and damp root run ... few containers can meet these requirements.


For that position I'd go for one of the Boulevard clematis ... bred to be happy in pots and very floriferous http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/Boulevard-Collection/ 

Plant ID

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 08:09

I like plants which make themselves at home and spread a bit ...

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 06:56

Good morning all  G'day Pat  


Good luck with the scan Hosta ... Hope they discover what's wrong so they can sort it out.


More awful news from London ... Isn't there enough tragedy in the world without yet more hatred and intolerance 

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