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Tree Peony

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 22:41

Thanks for your advice.  Unfortunately, the leaves that turned brown were new ones and perhaps it was a cold night that affected it -but why not the other two?  Anyway, I shall remove all the dead leaves, dig it up, look at the roots, plant it deeply somewhere else and continue to spray with "Rose Clear" when I spray the roses every two weeks.  Fingers crossed!

Wind damage to your plants..

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 17:15

My David Austin roses suffered badly in the high wind yesterday.  They were heavily in bud and many branches just keeled over. The stems seems much softer than my hybrid tea roses, which fared quite well.  What a shame!  How come Monty's garden looked so perfect yesterday evening -suspect the programme was pre-recorded!

Tree Peony

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 14:42

I planted three new tree peonies last year and I was delighted to see them making good progress this spring.  Unfortunately, one of them appears to have suddenly been blighted overnight.  At least two-thirds of the leaves have turned brown and droopy.  If it is a disease, I need to protect the other two.  Any ideas what it is and why it should happen?  I have started to spray with fungicide and hope I can save it.

Any advice appreciated.

Trachelospermum jasminoides

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 14:25

Mine took a long time to establish, but benefitted from some bone meal dug in around the base to help the roots get going -especially through my clay soil.  It is now 2 metres tall x 1 metre wide.  Perhaps you could try bone meal too?

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