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disappointing aquilegias

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:44

They're really easy from seed yarrow

You can either sow them fresh, they germinate very quickly. Or outside in autumn which is what I used to do. Or in a cold GH in midwinter which is what I do now. They germinate in spring.

Touchwood is good for a wide variety of colours and  species 

Anemonopsis macrophylla

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:35

With most things it would have worked PP. It may still be OK if it likes where you've  put it

Is this trying to die?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:33

I'd pot them on and if they're totally pot bound, which is likely fif they've been thrown out, I'd take my gardening dinner fork and tease out the roots a bit. Then I'd give them a bigger pot and some gritty compost, a good watering and leave them alone til they dried out before they got more water.

Anemonopsis macrophylla

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 21:59

It's a lovely plant but very fussy about soil and atmosphere. Moisture but not wet.

Mine lasted 2 seasons

You could try cutting some of the leaves off so there aren't so many to support

How to grow a sagina subulata lawn

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 20:16

Sounds OK to me Bal. 

No experience of this though so if anyone comes up with a better idea, go with it

Advice with a clear exterior wood varnish to protect cut logs please??

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 20:10

I think preservative is the word you should be looking for. Not sealant 

What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 17:23

Maybe it's easier for a big company to send a replacement than to get into long discussions and explanations.


Disease on outdoor plants

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 17:19

It might not affect both shrubs, a garden is full of more or less sheltered places. See what other people think, mine won't be the only response you get.

Disease on outdoor plants

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 17:03

Could the new growth have been frosted do you think? I can see that it's new tips on the laurel but I can't tell with the ivy. 

We had a hard frost  couple of weeks ago that browned off some new growth. I can't see the pyracantha properly but my laurel is looking a bit like that in places. 

The other thing that upsets new growth is chemicals. Not necessarily yours.

Standard roses - homebase

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 16:26

I wonder if my local Homebase has got any

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