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vibernum wedding cake tree

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 21:17

vibernum wedding cake tree

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 16:46

Last year my tree was beautiful in a very large pot.  This year half of the branches have not produced leaves at all.  This is not vibernum beetle.  I did top up the pot with fresh compost and slightly raised the plant.   I thought maybe ants ? Please has anyone any ideas.   Thank you.

Over wintering Pelargoniums

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 20:00

Sorry I stand corrected - perhaps its plastic covers that cause mould.  I shall try some with fleece and some without. Thanks everyone.

Over wintering Pelargoniums

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 14:35

No fleece this causes grey mould. This has been mentioned on various gardening programmes and I know from experience.  Just leave them in cold and light with very little watering in gritty mixture.  Good luck.





Seed Sowing

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 19:50

Thanks everyone for your advice.  I will take out of propagator and see how I go.  Will keep you advised.


Seed Sowing

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 14:59

Hi royd63k - yes no problem there but come up grow first two leaves and then gone, sometimes no leaves just soft tops sounds like some insect but how they getting in ?

Seed Sowing

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 12:01

I have successfully sown seeds in the past, however, the free seeds from GW magazine Zinna I have trouble with.  They are growing a stem then as soon as leaves appear they are eaten or whatever.   The seeds are grown in individual trays with lids in a heated propagator ( 7 tray type).  I have searched for the obvious slugs etc without any success, what am I missing ?   Thanks.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 15:22

What fab photos everyone.  Hellebores are just wonderful and easy to split and move around the garden, they are very easy and beautiful addition to any winter garden. Keep pictures coming - I will put some on when I work out how to do it - glad gardening is not so complicated.



Posted: 11/08/2013 at 19:53

Beechgrove Gardens is much more informative and in a more realistic size.   Monty is very good but doesnt realise his three compost bins are the size of a lot of gardens.  I really enjoy the down to earth approach of the Scottish Gardeners and the disasters as well as success.     I also agree that we dont have enough gardening time on our tellys well done Tim Burr your comments are right on the mark.


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 22:01

Careful very invasive and grows long runners nightmare!



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