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Acer problems

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 23:05

Acers don't like too much direct sun.    My south-facing garden has no shady areas, so my acer leaves usually end up brown on the tips.   But they fall off anyway and new ones will grow next year, so I don't worry about it.

Spring Garden

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 23:02

When buying tulips from a specialist supplier at a flower show, I was told that if you want tulips to last in the ground from one year to the next, you need to plant them at least twelve inches down.       Not sure if this actually works, as I have never managed to dig a hole that deep!

how to get rid of

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 18:42

Thanks for the advice - I'll tell my husband to just leave the bulbs in the pots for the winter.    It is such a pretty beetle, but we shall just have to continue the war next year!

iris identification

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 18:37

I can't help you, but it looks gorgeous!

Climbers for wet areas

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 22:08

For privacy I think you would prefer an evergreen.    What about cotoneaster or pyracanthus?  

Anyone know what shrub/tree/bush this is?????

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 22:04

Not a laurel.    I think it is a loquat tree.    I had one for years but gave it away a couple of months ago.   It was growing in a pot.   It is also known as the Japanese Medlar.   Mine originated from Majorca.

Unknown Fuchsia

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 06:55

I like your idea of using fuschias to cover a boring fence panel!

how to get rid of

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 06:51

My husband has grown lilies in pots this year, and checked them, killing the lily beetles he found, on a daily basis.    He is keeping them in the pots to overwinter, hoping they will flower again next year.    Does this mean he will be preserving the lily beetles too?

Personally, I gave up on lilies several years ago, as the continual checking for these beetles became too much of a chore.    They are one of my husband's favourite flowers.


Posted: 09/08/2012 at 21:35

I have one hydrangea in a pot - I couldn't begin to count how many flower-heads it has, there are so many.      But, it is a very thirsty plant and needs lots and lots of water!!!!

Roses on my driveway

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 21:24

My advice is to go with what YOU feel is right!

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