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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

Aphids particularly bad this year?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:22

spotted some green ones on the fuchsias in my greenhouse 

They duly got sprayed 

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


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 

Discussions started by Mattbeer87

Greenhouse at night

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Standard Geraniums

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Camellia and Honeysuckle

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Hedge I.D

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Strange Bird Behaviour

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My Poor Bleeding Heart

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Spring 2013 vs Spring 2014

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Strange Discolouration on Zinnia Seedlings

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Plant ID :)

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Houseplant Cyclamen

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Greenhouse Table/Shelving

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Cutting back Pelargoniums

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Summer Bulbs/Bare Roots Planting

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Bee Magnet Hanging Baskets

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Repotting an Orchid

Best time to do it? 
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