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Talkback: How to take rose cuttings

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 01:20
In answer to ReillyMarie question about black spot on roses,this problem requires hygiene ----pick up any fallen leaves- --these don't get put on compost heap----bin or burn. take any diseased leaves off the plant,and destroy these as well. it may seem drastic, but this disease is spread from plant to plant so wash hand,and any tool used. keep looking, and keep ground clean,as it stays in the ground for a long time.


Posted: 22/04/2012 at 00:48
It certainly looks like one of the Clematis Montana's,if there is a slight perfume it may be Montana Elizabeth,but which ever one it is, it can be kept in check by pruning after flowering, just enough to keep it within your limits,.........enjoy!

problem solving

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 23:26
I have a large amount of Daffodils and Tulips, at planting time, those that don't get put into the garden, get put into large plastic pots, I can then put them into displays where shrubs etc grow, when display finished take them out after of course, dead heading and feeding,and put them to one side,so they can still be fed when leaves turn brown clean things up and put them away eg shed,garage til next time,

Lily Beatle

Posted: 29/03/2012 at 23:14
Well it is the 28th March, and guess what! have seen my first Lily beatle of the year, sad to say bet it wont be the last, So folks be warned! they are out and about. So get ready to put your foot down hard.

Hefty buddleia and small rose bush

Posted: 26/03/2012 at 23:49
To move a rose bush it is best done before much growth has started, Decide where you are going to move it to, prepare the hole,make sure it is a good size ,loosen soil in bottom, sprinkle food and make sure soil is damp, This time of year prune, making sure you cut in a slope from a bud facing the way you want the flower to appear,water well, and make sure to take as much soil as you can,firm in well ,making sure that the graft [bulge in lower stem] is just above ground level, water and stand back to enjoy

Hefty buddleia and small rose bush

Posted: 25/03/2012 at 22:51
You should be able to prune it down to 2ft, with no problems, feed and wait.

Hefty buddleia and small rose bush

Posted: 25/03/2012 at 22:20
Buddlea need a spring chop right about now, they respond very well, but if you find this becomes to much, how about trying the BUZZ range of Buddlea,these grow 2-3ft in 3-4colours eg.cream,blue, lilac and red, they flower well, and the butterflies swarm,what for me makes them better, the insects are at my level,and the detail is fantastic.

Talkback: How to plant hyacinth bulbs

Posted: 25/03/2012 at 22:03
I normally dig a deep hole,sprinkle some grit [bulbs don't like to sit in the damp].because the Hyacinth bulbs have flowered, they may not flower next year,they will need feeding, The leaves and stem must stay intact,these will help to carry food back to the bulb also apply a feed to the area, take care, the sap or liquid from leaves and stem may cause skin soreness.

What DO they put in bags of mixed birdseed?!

Posted: 23/03/2012 at 22:32
Thanks smflyman ,i am not having problems with squirrels it is PIGEONS that are the trouble.

Talkback: How to grow mint from cuttings

Posted: 23/03/2012 at 21:48
I have some veriagated trailing mint,some of which i put into pots and use as a trailing plant in flower pot or baskets, nice!!!

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