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Holly - yellowing leaves with spots

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 11:23

Hi Steve, sorry I missed those yesterday. I agree, a lot of yellow ones. Large plants can be very difficult to establish compared to small ones. More possibility of wind rock, more leaves in proportion to roots.

Are they totally root firm and kept moist? (but not drowned) See what others think but I think this is more a case of struggling to get established than of disease. The affected leaves look like those that fall off all hollies but more of them

Celandine problem

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 09:17

I'm surprised to hear celandine has not come into flower yet. All those I'm aware of have been and gone and well on the way to disappearing for the rest of the year

Tall plant in wet place

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 22:19

the red stemmed dogwoods grow well in damp soil. Cornus sanguinea.

Nothing like the photo!!!

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 21:52

those can be saved but poor looking specimens at this stage

Nothing like the photo!!!

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 20:46

I'd send them those photos, demand your money back, then set about saving the plants.

Loosen the roots and pot them into something bigger, cut of the straggliest bits and get them somewhere light.

Don't feed them til they're growing again, don't let them dry out but don't keep them wet.

Good luck

Overgrown garden with bats - what can I do?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 20:30

Bats fly around everywhere, what is the nature of your overgrowth? Bats don't roost at ground level (except in caves etc) you won't find them in residence in the nettle patch or an unpruned shrub.

I have a Pipistrelle nursery roost in the house roof most years. If we wanted to re-roof we wouldn't do it while they were there and we'd leave access for them to come back for the next breeding season. You wouldn't be expected to live in a leaking house. There are ways around it all. Bats aren't pests, they're part of our rapidly diminishing native wildlife. 

I wonder if the owners have left a wild area because they are interested in wildlife. It's a good way to go. 

Salvia Royal Bumble

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 20:07
Pete8 says:

nutcutlet says:

We haven't had a killer winter for several years now have we.

See original post

 Cheers nut! you know what you've gone and done now!! 

See original post

 Sorry Pete 

Weed I.D

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 19:16

tree seedling, probably sycamore. Easy to pull outr and won't stand mowing

Salvia Royal Bumble

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 19:15

I've taken mine right back to the lowest leaves but not sure that's what should be done.

I'm not a proper gardener, I do as I like 

We haven't had a killer winter for several years now have we.

Holly - yellowing leaves with spots

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 19:05

How many leaves are affected. Have you a photo of the plant.

Holly, as all evergreens, doesn't keep its leaves forever. Old ones turn yellow and drop off and new ones grow. A treatment would be feeding to encourage the new growth.

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