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Yellowing Rhododendrons

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 11:35

Thanks for the help, I will try the Epsom Salts mix.  I have given then all Sequestered (?) Iron and ericacious feed over the summer, but perhaps not enough.  

I also have a Fatsia which is very happy and flowered last year, well at least that is what I assume the large alien looking things on the top were, but that lives in a shady part of the garden. It is about five foot tall, not with just one or two strong stems and masses of leaves, but would it respond to puning at the top to make it bushier rather than taller?  I would hate to kill it off by doing the wrong thing.

 

 

Yellowing Rhododendrons

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 20:55

I have several Rhodos, one of which has yellowing leaves, which are dropping.  Those at the top are fine, and the buds for next year look quite happy.  But the lower leaves are dropping.  I have feed in with sequestrene and a Rhodo feed, but is there anything else I can do?    I have researched the problems, but am confused as to what I should do.  Any help would be very welcome, please...

When to cut back hemerocallis foliage pre Winter

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 20:38

i do the same as Obelixx leave them and pull them when they are totally brown.  They grow really well in my clay soil, but not flowered too well this year.  They probably need dividing, I am never that successful with dividing plants, always end up with lots of roots and not soil!!!  However i do keep trying, but will also try the potash next year.

Thanks for all the information and advice.. Really helps us inexperienced gardeners.

Another plant ID...

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 20:23

Agree with Patsy, not heard of it before, but will see if it suits my garden.  It would be a good replacement for a recently removed aged rose.   Can I prune it to keep it to a certain height/width?  

Begonias

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 20:05

I have never had much success with overwintering begonias, so have always bought new ones each year.  I have not tried keeping them dry, so plan to do that this year and see what happens.  Can be any worse that previous years!!  Do I have to let the foliage die down like other bulbs, or can I cut it (foliage) offer when they go over?

Will my orchid flower again?

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 19:29

I have just come across this thread and it is so interesting.   I was given a beautiful orchid last summer and the flowers lasted for months.   When they eventually died I pruned the stems down to the next bud, as described above.  That was in October and whilst it is still looking good with nice leaves, the stems are turning brown and it is travelling down the stem.  No new buds or signs of any.  I water it about every two weeks, filling the pot with water, then draining it all out.  I feed it roughly every other water.   What should I be doing to get news buds?    It was a gorgeous plant and I would like to keep it going.

Any advice would be welcome

Crosmosia

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:59

Have a lovely display of Crosmosia now and with some earlier staking they are upright. However, have been out of action since beginning of June with broken ankle so having to rely on OM to water and he is much stingyer than I am with the hose.   Rest of the garden looks a jungle, but at least the fiery red of the Crosmosia looks great.

Similar to lots but can't find a match

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:08

I had this in my garden when we moved in, and left it for one year!  Bad move, it seeded everywhere and was a devil to get rid of.   I now pull up all but just on or two plants as soon as they appear, that way  I have some leaves but not a garden full of borage. 

How to tame a Hollyhock!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 15:42

I love hollyhocks, they remind me of mu childhood - sorry to all you who think they are weeds.  In my limited experience although they are perennial, the best way to keep them year on year is by letting them self seed, and they are often different colours as well.   I just leave the flowers to dry our and then shake the seeds where I want them.   They do grow prolifically but I just pull up the ones I don't want. 

 

 

council recycled compost

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:48

I feel a trip to B & Q coming on - will try this a see what happens.,  Thanks Rio Knight

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