Latest posts by Lottolearn

Rudbeckia and Echinacea

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 14:36

I've got a number of rudbeckia and Echinacea plants and have been trying to put them in clumps but I now can't tell which is which. Is there any way to tell them apart before they flower?


Ipomoea Iposun Black Tone

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:21

Tried both those and neither came up with anything! Guess just not around this year. Shame, such a nice plant.

Peach leaf curl

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:20

Pot probably did get saturated in the winter but it is good free draining soil and the pot is on stilts. Tree seems firm in pot. Will wait a bit and hope it shows sign of life. I've given it some seaweed feed. How do you know if you have vine weevils without leaves?


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 08:20

Yes good idea!  trouble is the little blighters only come out at night. Need to borrow a dog to let loose every half an hour through the night!

Peach leaf curl

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 07:30

I have a young peach I put in a large pot on my patio and it did well last year although towards the end of the summer it did have a little bit of leaf curl. I thought it wasn't too bad so left it, but this year the tree has yet to do anything at all, no leaves, nothing. Is it dead?


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 07:27

The RHS has a great list of plants that rabbits don't like. My rabbits disagree with some on that list but generally it's a great help. However, they do like digging up plants (for no apparent reason that I can find). I have a row of lavender and they are constantly digging them up although they don't eat them. Would love to find a way of stopping them digging up the plants so they can have a chance at growing!

Ipomoea Iposun Black Tone

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 06:48

I bought an Ipomoea Iposun black tone last year and loved it. I think they are called ornamental sweet potato. It was a great plant and I really loved it but didn't realise it was tender and so didn't dig it up in the winter. Now it's gone and I can't find another one anywhere. Does anyone have any ideas where I could find one please?

Tree identity

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 14:53

Thanks so much both of you, that's exactly it. Very beautiful and unusual when it's in flower which I guess isn't that long but still! thank you!


Holes in lawn

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 14:47

sounds like rabbits to me. I've got them too and they are forever digging holes!

Tree identity

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 14:42

This tree is in the gardens of Petworth House and looks amazing now (May). Does anyone know what it is?



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