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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

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:36

The fruit of buckthorn is a small fleshy berry with a seed inside, not a 'stone fruit' or drupe like members of the prunus family, e.g. sloe, damson, plum etc

Ivy leaves turning red

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:26

Hi Hazel - can we have a picture please?  To post a picture you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions to upload a photo from your pc.  unfortunately it doesn't work for phones yet.

When was the ivy last repotted and/or fed?

Td immunisations...

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:21

That's what I used to have Fidget, until I asked for the last one when I was told I didn't need one ... http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Tetanus/Pages/Introduction.aspx

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:19

Good morning all and thanks for kind wishes - it's the frustration that's the worst - but I expect you've guessed that

Really looking forward to a garden visit at the weekend - Snoodle is going to come and pick me up

Td immunisations...

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:13

Last time I asked when my booster was due the nurse told me I didn't need any more as I'd have built up enough immunity by now - I think I'll speak to the GP about it when I go for my next checkup in a couple of months.

Cauliflowers problems

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 17:04

Are the blotches on the leaves or the curds?

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