elizabeth cooley

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Posted: 06/08/2012 at 16:15

Hi can anyone give a novice gardener some advice please.I have done really well with my sweetpeas. Its the first time i have grown them,they have grown really tall and ive had lots of beautifull fragrant flowers . but now the bottom leaves have gone yellow and the plant dos,nt look very attractive i also have some pods forming.They were grown in a large pot.Is it now time to discard the plant ? The seed packet said they bloom from june to august. i have cut the last of the flowers, there are a few more forming but not many.

powdery mildew spots on courgette leaves

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 09:56

Thanks very much for the  advice, will try the milk.

powdery mildew spots on courgette leaves

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 09:01

Hi, could anyone advise me please on what to do about powdery mildew on my courgette leaves. there are big white spots on some of them but a couple are covered all over the leaf. apart from that they look quite healthy and are starting to flower.I am growing them in large pots and feeding them with tomorite every two weeks.

stoney soil

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 13:08

thanks very much for all your advice,I love this forum,there is always someone who will have an answer to whatever problem.

stoney soil

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 12:22

hi, it was a gravel patch with no membrane under it, i have cleared as much as possible, but they go quite deep and would take forever to clear, ive put  about 3 to 4 inches of compost on top

stoney soil

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 11:23

hi, could anyone tell me what sort of plants and veg will grow well in very stoney soil.

red robin bush

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 08:34

thank you for advice,much appreciated, will prune it back and hope for the best.

red robin bush

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 16:09

Hi i wonder if anyone can give me some advice.My sister  has given me a beautiful red robin bush ,as she is moving house and asked me if i wanted it.i have planted it in my front garden ,i mixed plenty of compost with the soil as it has a bit of clay in it,watered it in well,but after a couple of hours it seems to have gone a bit limp with drooping leaves.do you think it will pick up or don,t these bushes like to be moved any advice would be  gratefully received.

bedding plants

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 07:37

thanks for the advice.i  covered them in fleece last night so hopefully they will be ok.

bedding plants

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 08:50

Hi, i am a novice gardener, and would like to ask, if it is too early  to put my hanging baskets out. i planted them up with, trailing lobelia and verbena, can i also plant out my sweet peas.Any info would be gratefully received.

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Discussions started by elizabeth cooley

Red pepper problem.

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Autumn Perennials

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Roses grown from seed.

When and how much to prune 
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forgotten shrub name.

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Plant name

forgotton the name of this plant. 
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whats this plant?

Unidentified plant. 
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star jasmine

leaves turning brown 
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Jasmine star

Jasmine star leaves turning brown 
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Summer flowering evergreen Clematis

When and how to prune. 
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Black spot on red robin bush

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Dracaena Marginata Leaves yellowing.

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Last Post: 07/01/2013 at 17:54

clematis montana

why is my montana flowering again in september 
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Last Post: 16/09/2012 at 19:23

powdery mildew spots on courgette leaves

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Last Post: 15/06/2017 at 20:21

stoney soil

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