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My First ever roses ..... panicking, why have they grown so fast?

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 06:33

They look fine.

Don't prune them now - you'll lose the flowers.

Show us a picture of the flowers when they arrive and we'll be able to make a better guess about what to do next.

They may be climbers - but even so leave them as they are just for now - just think about where you could move them to if they are. 

And don't panic - enjoy them, they look nice and healthy


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 22:22

How wonderful Lily - many many congratulations

Is this wild garlic???/

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 22:16

No, that's not wild garlic - it's Fat hen - Chenopodium album, a weed often found in disturbed  and agricultural land. 

It's often used by Asian cooks as a vegetable, and then it's called Lamb's Quarter. 


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 22:13

Oooh no!  I'd never ever water the leaves - it just encourages fungal conditions like blight!!!  Water the pots or soil when it is dry and the plants are flagging - but keep the water off the leaves

Tomato leaves do curl up - it's not usually a major problem - it can be due to fluctuating temperatures. Have a look here  

Salic trees

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 22:08

Salix need a lot of water and we've had some very dry weather. 

Are they planted in the ground or in pots?


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 22:06
Michele Cook wrote (see)

Thank you, will look forward to doing it on the next dry day with no rain ahead.

And wait until the leaves are brown and the plant is totally dead before you pull/dig it up - that way the roots will have died too.  If you pull it up too soon the roots will live on and grow again.

Advice on geraniums please!leaves turning yellow!!!!!!

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 22:04

Be careful not to over-water - let the soil dry out between waterings - pelargoniums (which is what you have, not geraniums) don't like soggy bottoms


If you want to know more about which are geraniums and which are pelargoniums, you can have a look here

Is this wild garlic???/

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 21:59

To post a pic you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where your type your post, and follow the instructions

Why did these plants die and what can I replace them with?

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 21:35

My local GC gives a five year guarantee

"... If your hardy plant dies after it’s been planted, please do get in touch. As long as your plant has been lovingly and correctly cared for (which we’re sure it has), you’ll be covered by our five year guarantee. Just dig out a proof of purchase and give us a call..."

Note the words "...correctly cared for..."

I just think that if GCs have to replace plants that have died because of neglect (whether because of lack of knowledge or whatever) they will simply put the prices up to cover it. 

After all, if you don't maintain your car properly by not having it properly serviced etc, it will invalidate the warranty.


Posted: 03/07/2015 at 20:37

Wasn't it a brilliant match!!!  Both of them chased the ball down every time, and some of those deft touches from Watson were fantastic.  And I thought that the way Williams spoke about her opponent after the match was wonderful

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