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Climbing rose looking very sad

Posted: Yesterday at 18:28

Thank you. Just raked up as many dead leaves as possible, tricky on gravel though.

Last edited: 23 June 2017 18:29:36

Climbing rose looking very sad

Posted: Yesterday at 12:03

We inherited a lovely climbing rose, don't know its name. Every year it succumbs to blackspot no matter how we spray and feed. This year after glorious flowering we had the heatwave and now the flowers are all crisped and dead and hardly a green leaf in sight.  Would cutting back, feeding and spraying bring it back to life and possibly flower again? Its always well watered as its by the back door and receives washing up water on a regular basis.

Chives have flowered

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 12:13

Thank you everyone.

Chives have flowered

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 10:53

My 2 large clumps of chives have flowered, do I cut off the flowers, or cut the whole plant to ground level and if so will new growth appear this season.


Posted: 22/05/2017 at 16:43

Not grown gaura before, the plants are in pots ready to go outside in the ground but seem spindly should I cut them back, flowers on tips of shoots already.

Cosmos too late to sow?

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 10:05

Thank you for the offer but too far to travel from France!

Cosmos too late to sow?

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 17:13

Thanks everyone, will sow some tomorrow.

Cosmos too late to sow?

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 16:46

Is it too late to sow more Cosmos? My poor plants have suffered with leaf scorch and not looking too happy so thought perhaps a late sowing as I have lots of spare seeds.

Roses under attack

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 09:37

Several of my rose bushes have their leaves stuck together and also holes in them. Opened a few but empty except for one which had a tiny brown striped caterpillar inside (disposed of). Not sure if this is rose sawfly or tortrix caterpillar. If I hand pick the poor roses will be almost bare. Is there a biological spray I can use?

Cosmos scorch on leaves

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 09:26

My young cosmos plants have been outside hardening off but have now developed brown edges on leaves. Not sure if its wind scorch or sunburn. Should I trim off the burnt edges or leave well alone?. New growth coming through ok from centre of plants.

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Climbing rose looking very sad

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Chives have flowered

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Cosmos too late to sow?

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Roses under attack

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Cosmos scorch on leaves

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Lily beetles again -sorry!

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Lily beetles

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Pelargonium cuttings

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Gaura plants - frost hardy?

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Sweet peas - plant out?

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Gas heater in GH

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Old tomato seeds

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Thread like worms

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french marigolds not germinating

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