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Hibiscus leaves have white this a problem?

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 09:28

The Hibiscus at the front of my house has developed some white ptaches on some of the leaves. Is this a problem or a pest and is it anything I should worry about. The Hibiscus has flowered every year without a problem and always put on a good show...I can't see any issuse with the flower buds developing.



Another plant ID question

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 19:13

many thanks for all your help...I'll get some for next year...just have to find a place to put it!!!

Another plant ID question

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 16:27

Cycling to work I found this plant in the garden wall of a house...and being a bit cheeky I took a quick photo. What plant is this please as I would like to get into my garden as it was covered in bees.

 Sorry it's on it's side...for some reason my computer won't rotate 

Some advice on Blue Falx & Cheddar Pink

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 15:17

I've been having a shed clearout and found a couple of rather old seed packets...1988...of Blue Flax - Linum Anglicum & Cheddar Pink - Dianthus gratianopolitanus (sorry if the spelling is not quite right)  I've no idea if they will germinate being over 25 years old, I've sown them in a seed tray of compost with a covering of topsoil and then fine gravel.

How are these plants at living & growing in window boxes??? I plan to build a potting table out doors and having a shelf with a trough for window boxes for some trailing plants and also some upright growing plants.


Advice on moving and cuttings on my Spirea

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 11:04

I have a very nice Spirea in my front garden, It has already given one flowering this year and looks like starting another...not sure if tha is normal...I've cut off the old flower heads so hopefully it'll produce another good bloom.

 I want to do 2 things with it this autumn/winter I want to move it, only a matter of a couple of feet. What is the best way of doing that?

The second thing is some of my friends have asked for cuttings. What is the best way of doing that?

Please bear in mind I'm a gardening keep it simple and in steps. LOL

How do you separate these Daisies

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 16:33

I'm not sure what Daisies they are as they were there when I moved in, looking through photos I presumed they were Oxeye. As you can see they are quite tall, nearly 6ft.

They give a burst of colour during the summer but I want to add more and different colours around the garden as most of the flowers are white in colour.

You'll have to explain late Chelsea chop...I'm afraid I'm a bit of a gardening ignoramous...I presume it's to do with the Chelsea Flower show

How do you separate these Daisies

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 12:25

Many thanks for that...I'll give it a go once they've finished...I'll have to be careful as somewhere amongst that large clump is a Peony as well as some Crocosmia, which I don't want to transfer. so some will go into the back garden and some will go into a corner between me and my neighbour

How do you separate these Daisies

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 10:22

 I have these 2 clumps of Daisies, Oxeye I think, in my front garden. As you can see they are getting a bit tall and the clumps a bit large and I want to reduce the size of each clump and also transfer some of them to other parts of the garden to introduce some cover and height.

What is the best time and way of separating clumps of these for replanting elsewhere?



Posted: 18/08/2013 at 09:43

My Hibiscus is now in full flow, which is a change for the past couple of years. A friend of my father's has asked for some cuttings. I presume that it is best to take cuttings after it has flowered but apart from that I don't kow much else. Can anyone adise which is the best way to take cuttings?



Posted: 13/08/2013 at 08:38

I certainly would rotivate as that will more than likely spread all the stuff you don't want further round the garden. I'd go with the old carpet, cut out the light which will make most things die off and then you can dig up anything leftover. Look round all the local skips where building work is going on and you can often pick up old carpet for free.

I appreciate you want the whole job done quickly but you might find it better to do a part of the garden, get that sorted and just keep knocking back the rest of the jungle until you can get that done

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Hibiscus leaves have white this a problem?

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Another plant ID question

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Some advice on Blue Falx & Cheddar Pink

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Advice on moving and cuttings on my Spirea

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How do you separate these Daisies

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Help in spreading my Iris

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Ideas for planting in a lump of tree

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A Ground Elder problem

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