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Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 19:37

We are probably all guilty of over watering :P

The only things I water daily in mid summer are hanging baskets, with the other containers I do a weight check.

If the pot is light then it needs some water

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 18:49

Come and take all mine from my garden, problem solved!

Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 18:48

I would say watering a Skimmia everyday is the cause of the yellowing/dropping.

Your Pieris may be planted in ground that is too alkaline, this could be remedied with a good mulch of ericacous compost/pine bark.

Using tap water is bad for these plants too, rainwater is best.

Unusual bird behaviour

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:02

I have counted 14 Sparrows living in our smallish garden. One day they were all lined up on the fence taking in turns to go to the water feature for a drink. Cutest thing I have ever seen!

scotch bonnets

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:58

Mine are still green, a few just starting to turn red. Keep patient vikki, they will ripen ^_^

Blueberry bush lost all its leaves

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 15:18

Drainage issues kill a lot of plants, learned this mistake. I always make sure theres a good size hole at the bottom of the pot, and I only put 1 crock over this hole.

This stops a build up of soil around the hole and means the water can drain away easily.

Blueberry bush lost all its leaves

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 14:44

Leaf Drop is  always caused by stress of some kind.

Usually by Under/Over watering. My blueberry bush is still in full leaf.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:25

Thats not cheating Forester its very lovely

Might try making 1 from my garden tomorrow.

Tomatoes splitting

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 13:18

This is due to the soil getting dry. Happened to a few of mine this year.

Chocolate Cosmos

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 13:15

The leaves at the centre of the plant may just be old and the upper leaves will probably block out sunlight to them.

It could be erratic watering, usually letting the plant dry out causes leaves to go brown and shrivel.

Could you post a pic? I could probably diagnose it better then.

I grow chocolate cosmos in the ground and flowers right up until November

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