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advice on poorly plant

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 22:18

I suppose you've checked for vine weevil, could be roots problem, a dog couldn't have wee'd on it? 

Looking again, another thought... it seems to go above the fence, have next door neighbours taken a dislike to it and sprayed it with weed killer? 

Laurel Hedging Issues

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 12:24

What would you think about removing every other one? 

I only say this because we planted a long laurel hedge a few years ago, so have some experience of them.

Laurel Hedging Issues

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 12:01

As hard as this may sound, I would cut them all by half, so as to get a good root system going, they can't produce good roots and grow green tops at the same time when they are young, I'm surprised you weren't advised to cut them back on planting. 

As fairy says, far too close together, in three years time they will have trunks about 3 to 4"  diameter, so imagine how close that will be. 

Containers for dahlias

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 11:52

Large as possible, they do grow big, you'll be amazed at the size the tubers will grow this year.

try 30/45 cms diameter. And as deep as you can get them, 

Plant ID please?

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 14:52

got to go with Nut on the yellow one.🙂

Budleia shrivelling leaves

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 11:31

It will be fine, cut that piece right out as far down as you can go.

Wilting buddleias

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 18:23

I take mine down as low as I can get them, almost to the ground if possible, they shoot out and make a lovely bush shape.

Valerian Officinalis

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 15:11

Don't know if slugs have them, they seem to avoid the wild /weed type flowers and go for your best delphs, lupins etc 😀

New Guinea Impatiens

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 15:08

Thye don't really need warmth, have you got a conservatory or cold room, it's only to keep the frost off for now. 

Potting...depends on how pot bound they are, what will be their final destination, baskets, garden tubs? If so, I would leave them in what they're in now, if they are just going into individual pots, then yes, pot on if they need it. Bang one out of the pot and look at the roots. 


Plant Supports

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 15:03
Michael Jones5 says:

The Metal Store list 6mm bar 3m long for under £2.



See original post

 I can't see those, only ones for £2.76. 

I bought 30 of these but probably cheaper from a specialist merchant. 

Heres a link to  Monty making them. 

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