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Talkback: Herbs for shade

Posted: Yesterday at 23:00

Another herb suitable for shade is Sweet Cicely. Flowers that I have found shade tolerant are Primroses, Cyclamen and snowdrops.

climber for a exposed south facing wall

Posted: Yesterday at 22:49

Guaranteed not to be thick and not needing wires, very hardy - Parthenocissus tricuspidata, plus superb autumn colour.

Dying variegated tree.

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 07:53

Sorry Dave I don't know of any. I agree it would be a complete injustice if you had to pay for its removal if they have poisoned it.

Garden Idiot

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 07:50


I would be concerned about the pollution level in an uncontrolled burn like that. Put as much pressure on the Council as you can.

Dying variegated tree.

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 14:08

You could take some samples from it and take them to University with a faculty of science. Fir a fee I am sure they could analyse the material and tell you if weedkiller has been used.

I warned my magnolia....

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:41

I agree with shrinking Violet, last year after a very poor floral performance, I informed my red camellia that it was in last chance saloon and faced eviction. This spring I had an excellent display of flower. I have now issued a similar final warning to my goji berry.

Should my crab apple look like this?

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 05:41

Doesn't look brilliant. In the winter you could try shocking it back into growth with some quite severe pruning, crab apples will tolerate this; but at the same time give it a good feed of general fertilizer and ample organic matter , such as compost to boost new growth. If that fails I think you will have to evict it. 

Rowan Tree problems

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 17:00

Do the branches with dead leaves look as if someone had lit a fire beneath? If so this might be Fireblight which affects Sorbus and cotoneasters.  Have a look of examples of Fireblight on the internet to see if this the problem.

Lots of new plants to learn about

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:07

Reading peanuts question I think in the case of picture 2 he is referring to the plant with blue-green needles, which I think is a juvenile Pinus pinea the Stone pine; the needles will be longer and harder as it ages, at which stage it is best removed.


Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:01

Just one thing, if you are growing Wisteria in a tub it had better be a very big tub, and choose Wisteria floribunda instead of W.sinensis; it is less vigorous.

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