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What are these plants please

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 14:38

I agree with Philippa. can prune the lonicera,  but unsure about the clematis I dont think that variety likes much pruning at all

Tulip Fest 😍🌷

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 23:28

I like the purple / white ones  I think I got some last year  call raspberry ripple. I've only got one set out and that only because I found them in the GH already growing.

How to care for Cordylines

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 23:20

Just remove the faded/damaged leaves. Fish blood and bone with a mulch of compost should be fine. I dont grow cordylines but they do grow trunk and the lower leaves do faded and droop  , some can get very tall. They are not totally hardy in this country either, that whey it maybe be looking a bit sad at the moment. 

Last edited: 13 April 2017 23:23:28


Posted: 13/04/2017 at 23:07

How deep are your raised beds? Dont want any root crops trying to grow into it for obvious reasons. I can't see the harm in using it if you beds are deep enough but it may increase watering, some crops like potatoes need a good amount of water. I would avoid if a lot of lime stone chipping are present, some plants dont like to much lime in the soil, it can help towards potatoes getting common scab. 

Last edited: 13 April 2017 23:08:56

Rose Rust & Aphids

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 22:59

Hi Gavin - I think you are over complicating your soil conditions, roses aren't over fussy with PH but for extremes, best to work with the soil you've got than trying to change it. The clay soil is no problem for roses either if anything they love it, roses are very greedy plants and clay locks up nutrients.

I spray aphids with fairy liquid does the after job after one or two applications. Or I squash them if there a lot.

Other than remove fallen leaves in autumn and prune out very affected stems I dont know what else you can do organically with the rust problem. The high potash feed should help but it might be something your going to have to persevere with.

Dahlia shoots

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 22:32

I would nip the tip out and plant as normal, dont know waht else you can do with them. I dont think they would be much use as cutting either  

Magnolia stellata

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 22:25

Very odd , not come across anything like it before. I would see what happens next year, might have to cover it with a net

Grass repair

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 22:22

Can you not feed it first and then overseed a week later ? 

Is scotts lawn builder organic?

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 10:41

I have some and no I dont believe it is organic, Its a anti scorch formula. 

Last edited: 12 April 2017 10:42:12

Dorset Perennals

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 21:03

I've bought from DP for the past few years, always been happy with my plants. I think I recommended them on the - Good guys thread  a while back. 

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