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Jan Wright


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Over wintering Pelargoniums

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 15:04
Dig up and shake off old compost! Pot into clay pots not to big, just big enough to contain the roots and use a soil based compost i.e., John Innes! Unheated (frost free) porch facing south is ideal conditions for over wintering Pelargoniums. Water sparingly and dead head flowers or even prune lightly! If placed into a heated area they grow leggy and if not by light they grow towards any light they can!

Patio Roses in Containers

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 16:15
Dave Morgan you were right to advise me on giving my container patio roses a good drenching and they may recover. Well they have and yes they have produced new flower buds and a few have started to open. Also the leaves are growing back too! So thank you very much for your sound advice! I will now continue to water accordingly! Any tips on lawn maintenance with regards to what to use for feeding and autumn/winter care?

Patio Roses in Containers

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 14:43
Thank you everyone for your feed back. With regards to you Dave about watering! I feel the top of the soil with my fingers and if it is damp I do not water as I do tend to overwater my plants! But perhaps you are right I need to water less frequently but give them a good soak when I do water them twice weekly instead. I do dead head them when necessary also. Thank yu anyway I will let you know if they recover!

Patio Roses in Containers

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 15:05
Can anyone help me please about leaves falling off my two patio roses. They are in large planters in a sunny sheltered position and have been watered when needed and fed with Top Rose once in early Spring and then again early summer. They flowered beautifully in early summer but now the leaves are falling off! Any idea why this is happening please?

Acers

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 15:16
Anybody got a clue why my Acer shed all its leaves please? It is only a small new plant I bought earlier in the Spring from a Garden Centre. I transplanted it in a posh pot with ericaceous compost as I have done with other Acers I have previously bought. Will the leaves grow back or have I got another failure? I put it in a sheltered spot and watered it when necessary with rain water! Any advice would be appreciated please!

Eryngiums

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 15:52
Thanks everybody for your advice! Fingers crossed it will thrive! Anybody got a clue why my Acer shed all its leaves please? It is only a small new plant I bought earlier in the Spring from a Garden Centre. I transplanted it in a posh pot with ericaceous compost as I have done with other Acers I have previously bought. Will the leaves grow back or have I got another failure? I put it in a sheltered spot and watered it when necessary with rain water! Any advice would be appreciated please!

Eryngiums

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 10:32
Hi Verdun

Thank you again for your returned message. Nice to hear from you again! Great advice and thank you for suggesting what plants to grow next to the Eryngium! Is it okay to plant it in situ now or shall I wait until September? Do I need to add any fertiliser such as bone meal or fish, blood and bone or manure?
On a new note I had two Euonymus shrubs infested with scales and had to destroy the whole bushes and they were several feet high, it was heart breaking. They had taken many years to mature at their height and were magnificent specimens! Never heard of this insect before specifically targeting Euonymus shrubs! Take care!

Eryngiums

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 21:47
Can anybody help me please regarding Eryngiums! I haven't grown this type of plant before, so any advice would be much appreciated. It is a variety called 'Blue Hobbit' and I believe it won't grow to high. It is still in its pot and I am waiting to plant into my garden. It still has some thistles on but they are turning yellow. Do I need to prune them off and if so, how far down the stem? Also is it easy to grow or is it a fussy plant? I have soil that dries out very easily so have to water the garden when there isn't any rain for a few days. I have dug in organic soil improver with manure to try and help with retaining the moisture. What position do I need to plant it please - west facing, east facing, south facing? Thank you for reading and your reply would be very welcome!

Clematis "Dr. Ruppel"

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 12:27
Thank you Bob The Gardener and Obelixx for your advice it is much appreciated. I will take it on board about your pruning methods. I haven't grown a fancy clamatis before apart from the hardy sort Montana Rubens - which is very rampent! Thanks again
Happy Gardening!
Jan

Clematis "Dr. Ruppel"

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 16:51
Last Spring I planted a Clematis ???Dr Ruppel???. I have patiently waited for the flowers to appear and finally a flower has just opened. Should it have taken so long to come into flower please? I believe it is Prune Code 2, so can also tell me when is the best time to prune it please? I have provided it with a trellis to climb up and positioned it facing West. I have shaded the roots and watered it during dry spells and also fed it periodically. I have been teasing the shoots through the trellis and done all I can to care for it. Am I looking after it correctly? I have a PH soil of 6.5 ??? 7.0, is this satisfactory? Thank You
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Discussions started by Jan Wright

Patio Roses in Containers

Leaf Drop 
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Last Post: 06/10/2015 at 16:15

Acers

Leaves going brown, shrivelled & dead 
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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 15:53

Eryngiums

cultivation 
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Last Post: 21/08/2015 at 16:18

Clematis "Dr. Ruppel"

Cultivation & Pruning 
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Last Post: 07/09/2013 at 12:27

marigolds

What is eating my marigolds? 
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Last Post: 16/08/2013 at 13:43

Pruning Variegated Holly Tree

 
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Last Post: 28/10/2014 at 17:34

Drought conditions

How do I keep my border plants from drying out? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2013 at 20:17

Roses

Black Spot & Aphids 
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Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 12:07

Clematis leaves developing reddish brown spots

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Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 23:55

Forest Flame

Brown veins on leaves 
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Last Post: 14/05/2013 at 19:28
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