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Talkback: Gardening makes you happy

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:36

Thanks Nutcutlet I appreciate you telling me, I always forget to do that.

Talkback: Gardening makes you happy

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:30

Hi, it's lovely to hear how gardening makes us all happy, I do however have a little bit of a puzzle which is making me unhappy and hope you can help please.

i have just bought an Acer Shirasawanum Jordan the label says it will grow 150cm (5ft) in height and spread over next 10years which is fine for the area I hope to plant it.

However, I looked on line to find more info on how to look after it etc and i have read it can grow 15 to 20 feet  so I'm a bit confused?? I know sometimes same plants in other countries grow differently but wondered has anyone got an Acer Jordan and can advise me.

Half dead plum tree

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 14:55

Hi Dovefromabove, thanks for the link, it was very informative but I don't think her plum tree is suffering from canker as she says the tree and fruit are good, it's just that most of the leaves have lots of tiny holes in them.

i suggested it could be the flea beetle but I'm no expert, what do you think?



Half dead plum tree

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 16:29

Hi, my sister has a problem with her Victoria plum tree, she says the leaves all have millions of little holes in in them. This doesn't seem to effect the fruit but she would like to know so she can get the correct prevention.  


Plant identifying

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 13:22

Hi Berghill and Victoria Sponge, apologies again for the upside down piccy, and you are both right.

i appreciate you giving me the name because most people ask me what its called and up to now I haven't had a name so thanks again.

Talkback: Dealing with bindweed

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 11:46

I heard a good tip from a gardeners world chap, and it really works, he said do not pull the vine weed out of the ground as this activates the weed and it starts to multiply.

Unwind it  from the plant as much as possible, stick a garden cane into the ground at the side of the weed or as near as possible.

Wrap the vine weed around the cane, then put weed killer on as many leaves as you can (doesn't have to be all of them) over a short time the weed killer will be taken into the roots and the weed will die. 

Plant identifying

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 11:19

Hi can anyone tell me the name of this plant, it's a perennial and such a lovely delicate    plant



sorry it's upside down, I will get the hang of sending my photos in time !!

What's wrong with my fuschia?

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 13:19

I would guess its outgrown its pot, it looks quite compact and overgrown.

perhaps you could prune it down in autumn then chop it in half and repot into two.

For now feed and water as others have said make sure the pot is sitting on pebbles or stones so it can drain and maybe prune any dead stems this will lighten the plant and allow air to get to it.




Posted: 27/06/2014 at 21:10

Thanks Dovefromabove and Wildlife Gardener 123 I will investigate. 


Hot Wiring

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 21:02

I'm in Surrey .....but born and bred in Oldham so you could say I get around too ha ha 

But blimey Peat B I can understand the chaotic mental disorder , I had a job reading your adventures.

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