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Leaf spots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 13:26

Oh no! Please don't spare my feelings flowering rose. I'll take a look at the web link and hope for the best.  Thanks for the identification and advice.

Planting a new trough

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 13:22

Thanks for all that advice. I hadn't thought of the evergreen point. Pleased to hear good reports of the planters too.  I will definitely underplant, just a bit worried I might over do the plant to soil ratio.


And only just caught my spell checker trying to insert underpants into my question!

Leaf spots

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:23


My young hollyhocks (I hope that's what they are) have orange yucky looking spots on them.  At the moment I have just removed the worst leaf, but I'd be interested to know what it is, is it terminal, do I have to do more than just remove leaves? 

Planting a new trough

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:16


Planting a new trough

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 20:24

South facing. I'll get a pic in the morning.


Planting a new trough

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:51

I've just bought a wooden trough 1m long x 29cm high x 50cm wide.  I want to put it n front of a wall at the front of the house so that the contents grow up the wall and cascade a bit over the front of the box.  I'm thinking of ground cover roses or maybe firethorn .  Part of the purpose is to deter anyone who might just shin over the wall, so a few thorns will help.  Really, the question is whether either or both proposed plants cope in a trough, and what else I should consider (compost, water, etc.)

Advice please ...

don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 12:00

Moved into a house with a garden that has been loved, but had been left to run for a while and for the past year I've been trying to control the lovely but rampant plants -  Shasta daisies, Michaela daisies, wild geranium (can't remember the proper name) and so on ...   So the new things I pop in have to look after themselves against the strong and the thuggish and I haven't yet had to decide. But I'm hoping the lavender I planted around roses will flourish, the bees loved it last year.



Posted: 14/09/2013 at 20:48

I think there's scope for another progrmme so that there is a fluffy pretty-flowers-and-music (guest starring Nigel) and a seperate technical information programme.  I'd watch both.


Posted: 14/09/2013 at 20:14

I've been notcing the music on GW for a while, I really like it and would agree with Dovefromabove that it's on when no one is talking so doesn't distract me.  I feel it's worth adding my (not very exciting) opinion to balance some views - it can be one sided if only the upset comment.

Bee hotel full!

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 08:44

I was painting my house recntly and came across a hole in the wall where insulation had been squirted in.  The bees were buzzing in and out. I wasn't sure I wanted them in the walls and blocked it up. After 1/2 an hour of distressed bees searching for thei hole I gave in and unblocked it. I guess they'll do no harm.

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Leaf spots

orange spots on hollyhock leaves 
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Planting a new trough

Which plants will work well in a 1m trough 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 13:22
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