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Any idea what's happening to my hebe?

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 10:01

Here is a hebe from my garden, and basically it's dying at the front it seems.  The back of the plant is fine and is currently in flower (tricky to see in the shade, sorry).  I've cut away several dead branches, but now the next set are dying.  It's on an east facing wall in slightly alkaline, quite dry soil.

Any ideas gratefully received!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24829.jpg?width=235&height=350&mode=max

 

drat and curses to this hot sunny weather

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 09:56

I got so excited, I booked a couple of days off work to get some serious work done on the garden - it's drizzled here all morning! 

I'm Nottingham way....bit of greenhouse pottering instead I think 

weedkiller in peat-free compost??

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 09:52

I use New Horizon Organic peat free compost, which is great stuff, but the weeds still grow.

Logically this doesn't make sense - chemicals can't distinguish between what you think is a weed or a plant - if it had weedkiller in it, it would kill everything, surely?  As Lazy says, forget that store and go to your local nursery instead!

My New Arbour

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 11:59

PS. We bought a David Austen rose, Spirit of Freedom, to climb it.  I'm hoping the pink flowers will look nice against it....

My New Arbour

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 11:59

Gorgeous arbour!  We have a different model, but used a similar colour scheme of Cuprinol Garden Shades Willow and Country Cream - mine is still in pieces however.  Waiting for hubby to put it together once the raised beds are finished - we're a bit behind!

Greenfly by the million

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 11:56

Brilliant idea re the birdfeeder Fairygirl.  Also which soap did you use?  We use Ecover washing up liquid normally, but I found it wasn't as effective as a good does of Fairy Liquid spray at killing the aphids.

Otherwise, as simple as it sounds, get your fingers around the base of the bud and stroke upwards.  They fall to the ground and you can squish them.  Wear marigolds if, like me, you don't like the idea of dead aphids on your hands.

I might have to buy some larvae too, I've seen one this year!

How to take better care of my plant!

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 11:40

I'm no expert on indoor palms, but this link might help?

 

http://www.palmcentre.co.uk/Pages/IndoorPalmCare

 

Ground cover plants for a garden I'm never in

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 11:38

We are trying to sell our old house or possibly rent it, if we can't sell it, and the borders are nearly empty, making it very difficult to keep the weeds down.

I would like to fill the borders with ground covering plants which require little maintenance.  The front garden is in sun most of the day, and there's a shady border at the back, so I need advice on both.  I would also prefer it to be low cost.

The soil is quite neutral - any ideas on what to plant?

English bluebells vs Spanish ones

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 19:58

Hi MMP, I read somewhere that pink and white bluebells are always Spanish or hybrids. English ones only come in blue. Sorry if I misunderstood what you were asking!

English bluebells vs Spanish ones

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 08:27

Rosie - I know how to tell the difference based on the flowers, but not the leaves, what's the difference?

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