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Collapsing Cosmos

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 12:17

Mine are going the same way, OP.

I deadhead as much as I can, thin out and chuck the bits that have stopped yielding any flowers too.

Autumn is on the way....

 

saving trees from a new garden building

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 12:26

saving trees from a new garden building

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 12:12

My neighbour talks to her rowan tree - apparently it's a tree steeped in mythology, as it was believed to protect one's home with its magical powers.

My neighbour refuses to move hers, even though it's in the wrong place for her to grow other things,  because moving it could harm the witch spirits who reside in it.

 

Shes lovely, my neighbour 

Plant disruption - Spring or Autumn

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 12:07

I would agree with Autumn as well. Gives plants time to set down roots whilst the soil is still warm enough, before the weather gets really cold.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 12:05

Ooh I'm drooling at the dahlias in here!

I suppose my Marina violas, olive trees, pyracantha and cyclamen hederifoliums are my favourites at the moment.

Gardenia to be moved

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 12:01

Thank you both so much for for your responses - the RHS site is very good. Looks like a fussy plant to grow, whether indoors or out! I'm sure you're not thick at all Philippa!

Beaus: I'm not sure which type it is, but it was bought as an outdoor plant many moons ago, in a garden centre and I would guess it's probably a big standard G. jasminoides, as the leaves and flowers look right. London has had some very mild winters lately, so yes, it was partly that and partly keeping it along a very sheltered west wall which probably helped it to survive. 

Off to get my compost sorted now! And a better pot. And a gravel tray. And a pair of kid gloves. Maybe I ougut. to talk to it nicely too....

Begonia problem

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 16:15

Try searching for an Eco spray that you can buy ready made up, or make up and dilute yourself, called SB Invigorator Spray (I buy mine in amazon) - it's based on plant oils, non toxic to everything and leaves, fruit etc can be harvested straightaway.

I've been using it in my  garden to control aphids, spider mites and the like, with amazing results. Because it helps the plants by giving it super healthy, invigorated leaves, it also helps to control mildew In my clematis.

i also use it a couple of times a year in my indoor plants and it rejuvenated them very well.

if this doesn't work or your mildew is too advanced, pick off as many affected leaves as you can, spray with SB, leave a week, and if no improvement use a systemic fungicide. That'll definitely control it.

But a healthy plant with healthy leaves, that isn't overcrowded and has good ventilation is also the key to reducing mildew attacks.

Good luck!

North facing Porch

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 16:04

You're welcome. 

If sarcococca can be grown in a pot, then you have the most amazing smelling flowers over winger time.always a bonus!

 https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=1784

Gardenia to be moved

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 15:59

Please!

am stuck on how to proceed and would love to get it all right, so my gardenia is finally happy 

thanks 

Basil

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:23

I don't bother with the other ingredients. Much simpler this way. Also means that when you do add the garlic, pine nuts, cheese etc just before you make the pesto, it'll taste very fresh!

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