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Dahlia - white substance on shoots?

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 22:48

Thanks Bill. Ill do some research on suitable UK fungisides. The problem is getting worse each day, its like someone has sprinkled talcum powder all over the plant. I wipe it off but it returns.

Dahlia - white substance on shoots?

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 10:08

Thanks. When you say Q tip do you mean a cotton bud? Which fungiside would be best if needed?

Dahlia - white substance on shoots?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 23:19

In my greenhouse my two recently planted Dahlia Arabian Knight tubers are just poking through the compost in their pots, but they have both developed a white substance on the shoots.

They dont look like eggs but seeing as I have lots of other different plant seedlings in the greenhouse that arent affected im wondering if its something specific to Dahlias?

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsb371090e.jpg

 

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 21:43

Ive sewn 2 seads in each pot and they all seem to be germinating well. Should I thin out the weakest plant in each pot, or leave them alone?

Joe Swift - Gardeners World Circular garden design

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 21:40

Could it have been one of the gardens at the televised Gardeners World Live show at the NEC? Or even perhaps one of the Chelsea Flower Show gardens?

How to prune these plants

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 20:04

Laurel hedge. Cut it back however you want, and it will grow back. I have a very large laurel hedge and I lop the top 2 metres off it each spring. By the end of summer it has regrown to its original height.

bird box

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 21:08

Ive often found that a newly placed nest box might get used for roosting straight away, but wont get used for nesting for the first couple of years.

Re potting Box Balls?

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:36

Thanks chicky, nice to know I got it right. I seem to recall Monty Don saying that chopping the roots off is good for the plant, but it was a long time ago I wasnt sure.

 Yes, its the two box balls in the grey pots by the white door. I also have a 4th box ball growing in the garden border, you can see it in the photo below. Im planning a garden redesign where I intend to use more of them, along with some box pyramids. Shame they are so expensive if buying them of a reasonable size.

And yes, there is a chimney pot amongst the others, it was inherrited when I moved into the house

 Thanks again.

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/Garden6.jpg

 

Re potting Box Balls?

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 16:05

Im hoping ive done this correctly, as Im sure I saw Monty Don do it this way?

I have two nice Box Balls in tall pots framing either side of a side door to my garage. They were getting a bit pot bound, but I wanted to keep them in the same pots. So I lifted them out and choped off the bottom half of the root ball, half filled the pots with new compost & feed, then put the Box Balls back in their pots.

Sound about right??

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/garden20122.jpg

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 16:00

Im part way through watching one of my favourite DVD's - Alan Titchmarsh's 'How To Be A Gardener' series. I usually watch it each spring for some inspiration.

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