Mattbeer87


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Trailing begonias in hanging baskets

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:56

Tescos and their busy lizzies again. I suggest avoiding them like the plague, Tesco are just trying to make a quick buck.

Begonias however are wonderful and I will have a few dotted around the patio this year too

Trailing begonias in hanging baskets

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 14:01

The Begonias would probably suffocate smaller plants such as Bacopa. I had Begonias on their own last year and they looked fantastic

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Trailing begonias in hanging baskets

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 12:46

I would have thought not as the leaves from the others should cover this area of the basket

Trailing begonias in hanging baskets

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 11:57

I would say 4 should be enough, maybe 5 at a push

Twigs from lidl.....what are they?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 10:18

definitely Twisted Willow, lovely tree

Lupines leaves seem to be dying

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 09:52

Could we possibly get a photo? use the little icon on the top right of the new message box

Some of the older leaves do tend to die off as the new ones come through.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 09:06

They are Senetti's MrsG. Beautiful plants that just keep going and going if deadheaded regularly!

My Astilbe is almost flowering as are lots and lots of different Alliums, I'll get some pics as they come through.

Camellia and Honeysuckle

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 09:01

Funny thing is that those plants you see around it are only recent additions, within the last few weeks.

There is a Flamingo Salix Standard planted in the centre of that bed though.

The only place I can keep it in a container gets a minimum of around 5 hours sunlight between now and autumn, much more in high summer. Would it be ok in a container there if I keep it well watered?

The reason I chose where it is was because it has good natural light but not blazing direct sun.

Camellia and Honeysuckle

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 08:10

Yes its acidic and I also incorporated Ericacous Compost to help it along, it has also had a liquid feed this Spring. Could it be the winter wet that has caused the leaf drop?

I'm also thinking the Honeysuckle has black spot, I'll try a weak fungicide to see if that helps, I dont want black and yellow honeysuckle leaves everywhere again this year 

Camellia and Honeysuckle

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 16:49

The Camellia was only planted last Autumn and isnt very big, as you can see some of the leaves are black and there are a few buds coming from the stems.

Pruning isnt going to help the matter and it has been well mulched and fed.

The Honeysuckle suffered from this same problem last year and the leaves just turned brown and fell off, it isnt Powdery Mildew thats for sure.

Possibly some other fungal infection?

Thanks for the reply though.

Anyone else have any experience of these problems?

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