Kaitlin De Luca


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Disease on my phygelius

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 19:01

Thanks. I cut them back. And will now know for next year!

Disease on my phygelius

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 21:35

Last year's growth. Although I think it might be starting on the new growth now (I'll check when it's light). Probably late to be pruning now? Or maybe I should cut back all the affected areas?!

Disease on my phygelius

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 08:10

Hi,


Plant is 'phygelius funfare'. The leave are going crusty and brown, starting on the outer edge and moving in. I can't see any bugs. I don't seem to be able to attach pics! Can anyone suggest what is wrong and what can I do about it?!


Thanks

Plants for a difficult spot

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 20:33

Oo, I like the angelica idea. I was starting to think grasses, but that is pretty!

Also good tip re reductions at garden centres - maybe I'll wait a bit

Plants for a difficult spot

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 18:06

Hi, I need some advice please!

I've just finished sorting an area of the garden that was previously overgrown with brambles etc. Some of it I'm using for leafy veg, but there's a patch about 1.5m square that I want to plant with something pretty. I'm thinking flowers, but edibles would also be good. It gets pretty much no direct sunlight. The soil is pretty poor - hit stones and sand within about a foot - but I have some manure I could dig in.

Ideally I want something soft/frothy and tall. Think those lovely verbena bonariensis. I was thinking of putting a seed mix in, but it's probably too late in the year now. Is there anything I could put in now to get some late summer/autumn colour? Oh, and I want to spend as little as possible (it's a rented property)!

Can anyone name this plant?

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 22:30

Hurrah, that's what I said! Thanks y'all.

Can anyone name this plant?

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:27


 


 

Grape vine where we're replacing a pagoda

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 15:12

Yep, in Manchester. I have no idea if it has fruited! Thank you, some useful advice. I will threaten that anyone who damages it gets no lunch!

Grape vine where we're replacing a pagoda

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 14:13

Hi,

I'm helping out on someone else's allotment (on 20 March) - we're clearing a space which currently has on it a very rickety pagoda-type structure, and replacing it with a larger and more substantial structure.

The thing is, there is a grape vine growing near one of the existing posts (which will be removed). It is tied to the existing roof, but isn't really wound round it/attached to it at all (nor to the post). We plan to put in a post next to it within the new structure, and tie the vine in to this internal post and then the roof.

I need to know how best I can protect the vine from damage during the removal and construction process, especially as there will a few guys helping out who are not gardeners and who I suspect won't be quite as careful as me!

I don't think it has been pruned particularly in recent years; it seems to be one long stem really, perhaps 4m long. I know it is not the right time of year to be pruning it, so I presume that cutting it back now would be pretty detrimental?!

Any advice?!

Veg to sow now

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 16:16

So I'm guessing it would be different varieties that 'will over-winter to produce an early crop next year'? And mine won't do that?

Thanks, MuddyFork, I'm going to put some in for a last harvest, as you say.

 

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Disease on my phygelius

 
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Plants for a difficult spot

Shady, fairly poor soil, I want something tall and pretty! 
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Can anyone name this plant?

Fluffy buddleia? Invasive apparently. 
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Grape vine where we're replacing a pagoda

How can we protect it?! 
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Veg to sow now

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When to re-pot Dicentra (bleeding heart)

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