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BOX TREES

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 12:58

I've allowed these trees ( in containers)  to dry out and now two of them have browning leaves, but the leaves do not seem to be dropping.  Watering has been increased - will Epsom salts help and if so should I water into soil or spray onto the leaves?

Thanks for your help and advice.

OSMANTHUS BURKWOODII

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 14:59

Thank you all for your replies - not visited the site for a few days so was not aware of your response (usually get an email??) .  The osmanthus is in place and being watered regularly - still not enough rain in this area.  I used some farmyard manure in bags from the garden centre and added some Levingtons compost left over from another project.    I think it looks OK , but perhaps the leaves are a little pale?

Thanks again for your help.

OSMANTHUS BURKWOODII

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 13:04

I'm about to plant this shrub - a large specimen supplied with a wrapped root ball and approx. 150cm tall.  The site will be against a fence, sheltered and quite sunny,   Any advice please on what to add to the planting hole  to help it along - I would normally use FBB but perhaps a specific root 'treatment' at this time of year would be in order?

Thank you.

GARRYA ELLIPTICA 'James Roof'

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 14:36

Thank you for your replies. - the workmen dug out the root but I  saw it back into place and added feed and plenty of water - perhaps the root ball was not large enough?  Today the leaves are really dry and curling and I fear the worst.  I shall trim it back and see if that helps.  I'm in Berkshire and the garden is badly in need of rain - perhaps my watering regime has been insufficient.

It seems my question appeared twice and so I thank everyone who answered both 'threads'.

GARRYA ELLIPTICA 'James Roof'

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 16:33

Thank you nutcutlet for your response;   I'll continue with the watering but take care not to overwater - April showers have not yet arrived here, can't help thinking a good natural soaking would help!    Will just keep an eye on things and hope for the best.

Thanks again

GARRYA ELLIPTICA 'James Roof'

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 13:37

I recently had a fence replaced and had to move the garrya temporarily; it was out of the ground for about an hour. FBB was added when I re-planted and I've watered regularly since then (about four weeks).    The leaves are now looking limp and curling - should I add liquid feed, continue with the watering regime and hope it will recover -  or replace it?  

The plant has been in place for just a couple of years and has made good growth although I understand I may have to wait some time for the catkins to appear - hope with your help to keep it going.

Many thanks.

GARRYA ELLIPTICA 'James Roof'

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 13:37

I recently had a fence replaced and had to move the garrya temporarily; it was out of the ground for about an hour. FBB was added when I re-planted and I've watered regularly since then (about four weeks).    The leaves are now looking limp and curling - should I add liquid feed, continue with the watering regime and hope it will recover -  or replace it?  

The plant has been in place for just a couple of years and has made good growth although I understand I may have to wait some time for the catkins to appear - hope with your help to keep it going.

Many thanks.

HOSTA 'BLUE ANGEL'

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 12:48

Thank you all for your replies; hosta will be rehoused in a straight sided pot of suitable size with good compost.  I've tried for the first time this year, organic liquid seaweed fertiliser on other plants, so perhaps the hosta will respond well to this feed?

Know only too well the perils of pots with incurved rims!!

Thanks once again

HOSTA 'BLUE ANGEL'

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 11:16

I've have a Hosta Blue Angel in a 7" GC pot and showing four very healthy shoots.  As this is a very large variety I would appreciate some advice on what size container I should start with.   The slug/snail population in my garden dictate planting out is not an option!

Hope you can help, thank you.

 

 

 

TREE REMOVAL

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 09:05

Started early this morning digging out the sawdust and putting into black bags, have phoned local council to ask if they can dispose as I guess there will be 20 or so bags; back already aching!   Have to fix the fence panel, too   

Lead Farmer - I'm concerned now about the problem recurring; the lawn is already a mess where the fungus followed the tree root, the stump has been removed but the root remains beneath the lawn.

Thanks again, everyone.

Discussions started by pinkpeony

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