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Photinia dying leaves

Posted: Yesterday at 20:29

Quite a lot of shrubs have been lost over the last year due to drought, is that a possibility?

Cucumber and Tomato

Posted: Yesterday at 20:22

Let us know how you get on - best of luck

Cucumber and Tomato

Posted: Yesterday at 15:26

I agree with fb - esp re. water requirements

Fish tank water??

Posted: Yesterday at 15:21

I replace 33 galls each week in my tank - I siphon it onto the garden, and everything in that part thrives  - though it may just be the extra water, it certainly does no harm.
I also use it on houseplants

Hose problems

Posted: Yesterday at 14:14

If you've pushed the hose pipe in really firmly into the connector and tightened it well, then it could be the O rings that need replacing.

I've had a metal Hozelock spray gun and a brass connector to the hose and though I have had to trim the hose a few times, I've never had leak elsewhere in nearly 10 years

Seedling identities

Posted: Yesterday at 14:10

Last pic is California Poppy - mine are just starting to flower

Direct sowing of dahlia and other seeds

Posted: Yesterday at 14:09

I sowed Bishops Children and a dwarf bedding dahlia in March and planted them out about a week ago. Flower buds are about to open.

As Lyn says above I think it's a bit late to sow now and I wouldn't sow dahlias direct into the ground.
Keep the seed for next spring and sow indoors in pots or trays

What plant to use to underplant roses

Posted: Yesterday at 10:56

I grow verbena rigida under my roses.
It grows to about 12-18" and gently creeps around and fills the space over a few years.
It disappears over winter and the shoots are re-appearing now. It flowers for months on end

Eucalyptus help!

Posted: Yesterday at 10:12

Here's a E. Gunii I planted about 25yrs ago when it was about 3ft.
Cost me £1.99 to buy and £1,100 to have it taken out



Posted: 28/05/2017 at 20:27

Generally, you leave the heads on hydrangeas until the following spring as they provide frost-protection for the heads that follow.
I only cut mine off a couple of weeks ago - just before we had a frost 

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