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Any idea what persistent weed this is?

Posted: Today at 12:47

Hi johnnycambs. Its one of the Hypericums, possibly Hypericum x inodorum or St John's Wort. It is a real thug if not kept under control. That one looks a bit stressed as it is struggling through your paving.

Independence Day?

Posted: Today at 11:50

Hi KT. I am resisting the need to 'Quote' in this response as it has been used so liberally throughout this post of mine that I have lost the plot in trying to fathom out what on earth is being said in the first place This rain is bringing back memories of last summer when I was praying for my garden just to look dry rather than like a swamp.


Posted: Today at 11:40

Hi Al15. These plants always have that tendency as the flower stems are weak. All you can do is the deadhead regularly. You could also try plant supports if they are too floppy.

Oh a little tip which you may already know but just in case..... when searching for anything online always type uk after the query and you will get the UK sites showing first. You can also look for and not .com

This does not always apply as some big UK sites are .com but its a good place to start from. I get very annoyed when I am directed to an American site hence my aforementioned tactics.

What's eating my Black eyed Suzy?

Posted: Today at 10:31

Hi Sheps. Those notches resemble the typical signs of leaf cutter bee damage. They usually do that to leaves - as their name suggests - but some will do it to flowers too. My roses were attacked last year but as I am a great bee lover and the damage didn't kill my roses I was perfectly happy. Had the notches been jagged and irregular I would have said adult vine weevil damage but they wouldn't have missed out on all the tempting leaves! Please don't spray

Is my rose ok?

Posted: Today at 08:27

Is it possible for you to upload a picture so that the problem can be identified? What type of rose is it? Is it still in it's pot or have you put it in the garden?

Is this rose a tangled mess?

Posted: Today at 06:35

I would write to the nursery and send a copy to David Austin just to say how disappointed you are at the standard of the rose you bought. David Austin is a great company and would not like to think that they had been let down by a nursery outlet. It flags up to them both that a below standard rose has slipped through their stringent checking.

Is this rose a tangled mess?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:49

Those lines for pruning are correct now but I have to admit that that is not the usual David Austin standard and I would be tempted to send it back or at least write a strong letter of complaint about the poor shaping. Send them your pictures too. Patience and proper pruning over the years will eventually get it the way it should be.

What is this plant?? Has never flowered.

Posted: Yesterday at 20:27

But they are still magical and all part of life's rich tapestry.

Is this rose a tangled mess?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:25

Not the one where you have put a red line right at the bottom. The others, yes, and (I think its a stump) the one at the back of the thinnest shoot which has your top red line marked on it.

What is this plant?? Has never flowered.

Posted: Yesterday at 20:04

Please don't let anything eat it or blight it 'til we all know what it is. Waiting here with bated breath!

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