Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 11:29

Good morning Wonky 


Think those would be good either to the right of your water but or in the wildlife bit - sedges like damp toes.  Not that I'd tell you what to do 

Newly planted tree dying, help!

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 10:12

It's not clear from the photo how deep the compost is.  Trees of that size need quite a depth of soil.  At least a couple of feet. 


I would replant in a mix of JI 3 and grit as I suggested.  - that should contain enough nutrients for quite a while.  


Personally I wouldn't feed again until next spring when I would give one dose of Fish, Blood and Bone as on the pack, and again in early summer.  

tomato leaf problems

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 10:00

What compost are they in?

Newly planted tree dying, help!

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 09:26

What sort of compost is it planted in?  I would have put it in John Innes No 3 loam-based compost and added a lot of horticultural grit to improve the drainage.


You say that you've given it lots of water - these trees like well-drained soil - could you have over-watered it?


And don't forget that even evergreens lose some leaves throughout the year.

Last edited: 28 May 2016 09:28:20

Shrub ID please

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 09:10

Hi 


It's Cistus x purpureus https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/90960/Cistus-x-purpureus/Details 


Not generally long-lived so possibly this one could be replaced 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 09:06

Hi Topbird - the only sheltered shady spot is the pathway alongside the house so no soil, just path.  


Yes, plant tomorrow, water and mulch  ......... thanks folks 


Hosta, who are the VIPs?    thought you were only expecting us .......... do we have to bring our posh togs 

Where would you start with this?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 08:47

I agree with Nutcutlet - I can't see anything too bad there - regular mowing will bring that around and you may find some special plants among the weeds.  What a lovely spot ... full of potential.  Enjoy 

Brown Aloe Vera

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 08:44

The reddish colouring may be because it's been in a sunny spot - mine is in an east facing window and keeps its green colour.  

Anyone a member of RHS?

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 08:41

Tickets are available from 7th June onwards - prices will be available on the website then


https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chatsworth-flower-show/Tickets 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 08:36

Hmmm - family 'stuff' means we've not yet been able to plant our Amelanchier - (multi-stemmed around 7ft tall).  Shall we plant it this weekend, water it well until we leave on Thursday and hope it doesn't dry out ...........or water it and leave it in it's container in a very shady and protected spot until we return on the 12th?


Mer Office forecast for the relevant period is


"... Cloud and outbreaks of rain, some heavy and thundery are likely to still be affecting England and Wales during Wednesday and Thursday, but will gradually move south to be replaced by sunshine and heavy showers. Scotland and Northern Ireland however should be mostly dry with variable amounts of cloud. In the sunnier spells it will feel warm, especially in the west, but North Sea coasts are likely to be rather cool, especially in the brisk northeasterly wind. Thereafter most parts should see a good deal of dry weather, but also some showers, these most likely across the south. Northern and western parts will most likely see the driest, sunniest and warmest conditions, while elsewhere may see the fine weather broken up by some cloudier, cooler days with rain at times...."  


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