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Wisteria in Pot.

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 17:10

In a large pot as you describe, I would only water when the soil an inch below the surface is dry.  

With the exception of plants suffering from Leylandii induced drought plants don't need their roots to be wet all the time.

I would use half and half MPC and John Innes No 3 loam-based compost, with a few handfuls of horticultural grit added. 


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 16:46

I think it's fascinating - I'd leave it alone and go and look at it every day

Geranium Rozanne advice please.

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 16:42

Yes, cut of the straggly bits and pop them in a vase  Plant the remainder and stand well back - it'll soon be twice its size

Cherry Morello (dwarf) lack of leaves.

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 14:01

Glad things are improving.  Poor things were really thirsty!

I think I'd wait and see what it does this year, and follow the advice here for the second and third spring, as the trees are behaving as if they are at that stage and need formative pruning.

Other people may have other ideas?

Fungicides for fruit and veg

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 13:52

OK, sorry about that - as I said I don't use fungicides on edibles anyway so I'm obviously out of date

Fungicides for fruit and veg

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 13:34

Info here  - according to the RHS myclobutanil has not yet been withdrawn from sale, and it's certainly available online if that's what you choose to use.

I prefer to choose resistant plant varieties and use organic methods to combat mildew, especially on edible plants.

The mystery of the disappearing hedgehogs

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 12:36

Hopefully not a problem - maybe 'he' is a 'she' and has some pressing maternal duties at the moment.  About the time of year for it to happen ...


Our garden is full of hedgehogs each night at the moment - I'm going to have to start shovelling up their 'leavings'.    OH is a light sleeper and they wake him up some nights, snuffling around and pushing their dish about on the terrace

Another one to identify

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 12:32

Farmers around here make their fields of oilseed rape available for beekeepers to move their hives onto to ensure good pollination - the beekeepers I'm aware of are happy to do this.  The oilseed rape pollen makes a honey that crystallises more readily, but that's not necessarily a problem. 


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 12:27

A common cause of pepper leaves curling is overwatering.

Lots of info on chillies etc on an earlier Gardeners World thread

Hope that helps


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 12:21

All pots and containers watered - sprinkler has given the runners, broad beans and fruit bushes a good soak, now it's on (or rather underneath) the big Hostas under the trees on the Shady Bank.  Pond has been given a dose of Sludge Buster as a follow up to the blanket weed treatment the other week.  Frogs and snails seem happy

Think I'll go and pack in a minute .........

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