petehaskell


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Shy Bill

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 21:32

Thanks for the replies. Thank you very much Penninepetal, I can see you must be a very caring person!! I'm a keen gardener so I've fed it and  pruned as stated in the text books - perhaps it will burst into flower next year. Funnily enough it's next to a Kiwi "jenny" and that's never flowered either - gardening can be so very frustrating !!

 

Shy Bill

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 17:17

Hi

I planted a clematis "Bill MacKenzie a couple of years ago and it hasn't flowered as yet. It's growing up a south facing wall and is mulched in the spring and  is generally well looked after.Is there anything I can do to encourage it to flower??. Any comments will be gratefully received - thanks.

Getting aerial ivy roots off brick

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 21:24

Ivy seems to suck the colour out of brickwork, staining it forever. Ivy and brickwork do not mix,

Tomato Problems

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 15:32

I've had problems with my Rosada tomato plants this year, both in the greenhouse and in a raised bed in the veg garden. It's either leaf mould or tomato blight. Anyone else had problems this year - is it because of the wet summer??? I would be grateful for any comments - thanks

Getting aerial ivy roots off brick

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 15:13

ps wire brushing brickwork might do more damage than the ivy - proceed with caution!! (retired bricklayer and builder)

Getting aerial ivy roots off brick

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 15:10

Ivy destroys the appearance of brickwork new and old. In my experience the scars left by ivy last for years if not forever. My home is surrounded by an old wall, I removed the ivy 26 years ago and the brickwork is still marked.

Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens'

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 13:53

Hi

I've just planted a Thuja hedge and I'm not sure whether to stake or not. The hedge is protected from wind and in a sheltered position. Also, should I encourage the pants to have one leader or just leave them to get on with it. If it helps, the ultimate required height is about 3 metres. Thanks for any comments.

Friend or foe??

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 22:32

Thanks all - pretty sure the plant is burdock

Friend or foe??

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 17:06

Thanks very much for the replies- is the general consensus to bin it???

Friend or foe??

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 15:04

Hi

I would be very grateful for any suggestions as to the id of this plant. It stands over 5 feet high and appeared in my garden this year. I don't know whether to pull it up or be chuffed with it.  It has small prickly round flower heads (I think they're flower heads). Thanks for any comments.


 

 

 

Discussions started by petehaskell

Plant ID

To weed or not to weed.... 
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Plant id

Can anyone id this plant please?? 
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Tomato problems!!

DIsease ID  
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Plant ID

Bit of a puzzler 
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Last Post: 21/06/2013 at 20:50

Tree id

Not sure 
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Last Post: 21/05/2013 at 10:50

Perennial Foxglove?????

Pink Illumination 
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Last Post: 16/05/2013 at 16:57

Perennial Foxglove?????

Pink Illumination 
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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 13:46

Plant id

weird looking flower 
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Last Post: 01/10/2012 at 22:16

Shy Bill

Clematis problem 
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Last Post: 01/10/2012 at 10:23

Tomato Problems

Rosada 
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Last Post: 01/09/2012 at 16:01

Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens'

Care 
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Last Post: 01/09/2012 at 13:53

Friend or foe??

plant ID 
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Last Post: 14/07/2012 at 23:45

Plant Identification

Strange looking plant 
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Last Post: 28/05/2012 at 17:37
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