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What is this?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:55

That's a welcome question. I have some of that and because its quite pretty and looks quite delicate I'd been tending it. And there's now more of it. I get the picture and will take the advice you've offered Yvonne and get brutal with it. Useful forum.

Leaf spots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:54

Sadly this was only its second year. I shall have to see it as an opportunity to try something else.


Leaf spots

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 13:37

Hmm, it is damp here and I've maybe crowded the plant a bit. I guess if a pant isn't right for a place it lets you know.

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.


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Discussions started by KirstyB2

Planting a greengage now?

Unplanned purchase, now what.... 
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Last Post: 25/01/2015 at 18:36

Leaf spots

orange spots on hollyhock leaves 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 17:54

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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