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Sambucus Nigra "Black Lace"

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 14:37

Noooo, don't cut them off - the plant is doing what it loves to do, i.e. growing!  Most new foliage on any plant is a different colour from the older stuff Helen.  I have one just like yours which is making new green shoots and I think it's rather pretty like that.

One lily good, two lilies bad

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 12:33

In early May I planted 3 Lilium Regale in separate pots.  One is absolutely beautiful with 9 strongly scented blooms.  The other two  oh dear!  twisted brown tipped leaves, flowers minute and twisted or nonexistent.  Should I cut them down now?  Are they likely to bloom as normal next year?  I've grown lilies for quite a few years and never had this problem before. 

Help! Leaves of Ceanothus Concha turning yellow

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 21:35

Pleased to report that yellow leaves have all dropped off and ceanothus looking very happy1  Obviously didn't like the scorching weather.

Buddleja hanging its heads - is this normal?

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 21:33

Thank you Welshonion and Verdun.  I will do that.

Help! Leaves of Ceanothus Concha turning yellow

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 18:52

This is a small shrub about 3 feet tall, planted late May. She's such a beautiful blue, and I don't want to lose her!  Any advice?

 

Buddleja hanging its heads - is this normal?

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 15:09

I have a young buddleja, about three feet tall, planted in June.  I can give it a good drink of an evening, but the following day it's heads will start to droop.  Is this normal, or perhaps due to the prolonged heat?  I don't think it can be thirsty 

Bees'World.com

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 16:17

The other day I was watching a bee buzzing around my foxgloves.  It bounced from one flower to another, landing on the runway, but never venturing inside. I could have sworn I heard it buzzing, "BEEn there, done that, got the BEEshirt"  

Runner beans - masses of flowers, only ONE bean.

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 18:31

I've started giving them a good soak twice instead of once a day, and have also misted the flowers, so we'll see what happens!  I'll let you know .....

Runner beans - masses of flowers, only ONE bean.

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 11:15

I have 3 White Lady runner bean plants in a big pot on my patio.  It is my first attempt at growing them.  They look really healthy and have smothered the 6' wigwam with masses of leaves and flowers.  9 days ago I spotted my first miniscule bean, and felt really proud!   But since then, absolutely nothing - just dead flowers on the ground.   Bees don't seem to be visiting, even though I have planted some sweet peas with the runners and there are single dahlias and roses nearby.  Any suggestions?

Which garden hose should I buy?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 18:37

Lyn your picture has just appeared - thank you!

Discussions started by happycottontail

White Dianthus "Memories"

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Last Post: 25/07/2015 at 17:36

A Shropshire Lad rose

Second crop? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2015 at 18:16

Great wodges of blackfly on my nasturtiums

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Last Post: 20/07/2015 at 07:56

The what and when of feeding clematis

Guidelines please! 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 22:22

Giant poppies

Keep, transplant or ditch? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 19:31

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

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Last Post: 08/06/2015 at 18:53

Bare Root Wallflowers

What do they like to put their feet in? 
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Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 11:13

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

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Last Post: 20/02/2015 at 04:50

Penstemon cuttings

Conflicting advice 
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Last Post: 08/10/2014 at 21:40

Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 22:47

Digging up and replanting bulbs elsewhere - yes, or no?

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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 13:20

Muscari dilemma

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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 13:43

Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 23:02

Pesky pigeons

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Last Post: 29/07/2014 at 00:41

Advice please for a cuttings newbie!

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