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Idea's Please

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 12:58

Dove......that's very attractive planting in your photo.Must keep it in mind for future. Thanks

Pyracantha

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 07:09

yes good luck to you too WonkyWomble. I had admired pyracantha in other gardens and planted 4 plants of the red berry variety about three years ago as the literature I read said it was tolerant of heavy soil. Well it started off really poorly and I reckoned it needed better drainage so dug in lots of grit and compost, and this year the growth a was very good. Sad about the fungus this year! I think some berries may survive.There's always next year!

Pyracantha

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 23:52

Thank you for your kind words of support. I'll just give the plants extra TLC this autumn and trim away all the affected bits.

Pyracantha

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 15:00

I read that link. I think you are right it fits the description. Just my luck. I am really fed up with constant battle against diseases. If its not disease it's snails,slugs, earwigs,squirrels,or foxes. Having a bad day sorry, and thanks for your help.

Pyracantha

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 06:30

This year my Pyracantha (atlantoides) was thriving at last. It bloomed well,and I was looking forward to lots of bright red berries to cheer up the winter months. However although the plants seem healthy overall as I have improved the drainage, and the berries were forming, now I notice the berries are discoloured and withering. There are also one or two black spots on leaves but very minor. I wondered if it could be black spot. We have had a very wet cold summer. Any advice?

What's your worst nemesis, your most dreaded weed or plant?

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:42

Thanks Jimmy, I'll keep quiet about it, except to say that I think it was Monty who once said it is no problem......"just cut off the blooms when they start to fade before seeding" Maybe I left it too late!

What's your worst nemesis, your most dreaded weed or plant?

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 13:37

Never plant alchemilla mollis however pretty you think it is! I thought I had finally rooted out the last bit of it, but seedlings still appear all over my garden and they are tenacious little blighters! 

Cucumber feeding

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 13:04

Thanks for these replies. in previous years I think I have overfed particularly tomatoes by feeding every second day, and I think I have overwatered. I will go easy on both.

Rhododendrons

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 15:46

I've got some rose clear. I'll give it a go. Thanks for that.

What do you carry you hand tools around in?

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 11:55

I lose tools sometimes even when I carry them in a trug. I had a pair of Fiskars snips which completely disappeared for months and luckily just before replacing them I found them deep inside a large heather plant when trimming it earlier this year. Small pleasures!

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Discussions started by florafanatic

Pyracantha

Blackened withered berries 
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Rhododendrons

Black spots on leaves 
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Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 15:46

Cucumber feeding

Which feed? 
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Last Post: 18/06/2015 at 13:04

Pyracantha

Weak growth of Pyracantha 
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Last Post: 16/02/2014 at 10:51

Curling tomato foliage

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