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Buxus - help needed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 07:43

I didn't want to mention the dreaded blight LP - not without seeing them. Hopefully it won't be that. Yours did look much better after their haircut!

Gavin - click on the little tree icon in the toolbar and follow instructions. I should have mentioned that  

If you have a problem someone will help. Not me though as I'm off to work in a minute!


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 07:40

Morning all off to work soon so just having a quick catch up

Must have been chilly last night - lots of condensation on the windows but some sun just now.

DD - my oldest has her birthday at the beginning of July and when she was younger parties were tricky because lots of friends were away on holiday. Many Scots go then as we have a few weeks before the English hols when the prices go up!  Of course, if she'd arrived on time it wouldn't have been a problem...

Pat - re your distant relatives - it's a small world really isn't it! Lovely when you have some interesting history 

doc - you know what they say about checking out the mother when you marry the daughter....

BBC -entertainment or education?

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 21:58

What a beautiful skill to have. It's sad that it's a dying art. Lovely that you have these items to cherish Liri 

Buxus - help needed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 21:54

That would help quite a bit Gavin. Take a few of both plants, and a wider view of their location  


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 21:52

Not that close unfortunately RB - 2 and a half hours drive! I'm lucky that there are lots of hills within about an hour to hour and a half though - providing you go early enough in the morning! Photos never really do the locations justice though. 

WW - I never have hangovers so I wouldn't know    I'm heading off soon too - work in the morning. These pensioners and retirees have no idea how we suffer do they....

BL- that's some amount of food to organise! Hosta's hungry - got any leftovers? 

Glad it all went well. You'll need a lie down in a darkened room now. 

Buxus - help needed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 21:15

At this stage feeding isn't really a priority Gavin. I think you need to determine what's causing the issue first. In my experience, box going brown is either short of water or has caught too much wind or sun.

Make sure they're not sitting in water either - if you put your finger into the soil/compost it should be damp not soaking wet. If the soil's very wet you might need to check that the drainage holes aren't blocked. If it's dry lower down than about an inch, they need more water. Most plants in pots need watering every day or every other day during summer. Rain doesn't penetrate through evergreen foliage either - even if it's raining quite heavily for long periods. If the pots are in the shelter of a house wall, they'll be drier than ones out in the open too.

Without seeing them it's difficult to offer any other suggestions at the moment.  Someone else here may have some further  thoughts though  


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 21:04


Hope your back isn't sore tomorrow...although that could be a good cop out ...

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 21:02

I sometimes overlook these things Bob - I expect a lot of us do. It was nice to have a bit of time today to get photos as it was a shorter day's walking. The journey there and back was longer than the walk time 

Meant to say that the sun coming up this morning was  just like the colour of your lovely sunset. 

There's something about those moments in nature - if you can capture them! 

A few bulb queries (well it is that time of year...)

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:58

Very kind artjak...I'll try  

These are from a couple of weeks ago

Taken from where those three pots are

 and taken from that screen

 along the path -the border behind the screen


Preperation for the big day!

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:42

I take it you know how he liked his doughnuts Hosta?  

That's a grand big display Tootles  



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