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BOX TREES

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 23:05

Thanks Nutcutlet and Bob for your replies.   I checked the RHS link and it doesn't look like box blight; they were pot bound and I teased out the root ball a little before re-potting, mixing just a small handful of FBB into the new compost and I've watered regularly.  It's reassuring to know that I got it right 'cos I'm still learning.

They've been moved to their new location this afternoon and I will keep a close eye on them over the new few days; don't want to lose them.  Perhaps they just didn't like the disturbance.   Thank you once again.

BOX TREES

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 18:22

Posted this earlier on wrong forum so here goes again!

About 10 days ago, I re-potted two smallish pyramid box trees to larger containers; there is now some browning to the leaves and they fall quite easily , is this to be expected?  I added fish blood and bone to the new compost, did I do the wrong thing?  What should  I use as fertiliser?  Also as the new containers are 'front of house'  can I use gravel/horticultural grit on top of the compost?

As always your advice would be appreciated.

Many thanks

 

BOX TREES

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 12:32

About 10 days ago, I re-potted two smallish pyramid box trees to larger containers; there is now some browning to the leaves, is this to be expected?  I added fish blood and bone to the new compost, did I do the wrong thing?  What should  I use a fertiliser?  Also as the new containers are 'front of house'  can I use gravel/horticultural grit on top of the compost?

As always your advice would be appreciated.

Many thanks

 

PAMPAS GRASS REMOVAL

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 11:34

Thanks Bekkie - the pampas wasn't diseased, the bed was crowded so I had to choose what should go - as the pampas was always tangled with bindweed from a neighbouring garden it had to go!   The removal of the grass has exposed  a fair expanse of fencing..... I thought trellis and a scented climber, maybe jasmine, but open to other ideas??

PAMPAS GRASS REMOVAL

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 11:15

I've removed a pampas grass this week and am now left with an area to level - I propose to use some good top soil to level this and the surrounding bed but before doing so I'd like some advice on 'treatment'; when the root of the pampas was lifted I found  several slugs and their eggs, should I use slug pellets on the surface or dig them in?  Is it best the leave the area to 'rest' for a while before digging over and applying the topsoil, then how long before new shrubs can be planted?   Lots of question as usual - hope you can help.  Many thanks.

CLEMATIS 'REBECCA'

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 11:47

Thank you, Fairygirl.   So much damage has been done around the garden this year by slugs and snails and yet neighbouring plots seem unaffected??  I've just cleared a lupin bed which has been destroyed!!  I shall take your advice on the clematis and then clear the soil around it - I have some pine cones left from Christmas so they'll be put to good use.....

Thanks again.

CLEMATIS 'REBECCA'

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:18

The plant is not thriving (I think it was planted approx. 5 years ago) and several leaves are brown (almost black) and crisp. It has flowered but the blooms are very sad and 'floppy'; it has suffered snail damage - we have been inundated by both slugs and snails -  maybe they could be the cause??  Unable to post a picture at present but wonder if from my description you may be able to offer some advice.  Should it be cut back now and if so, by how much?

Hope you can help

Many thanks

ROSES

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 12:46

Many thanks Dove and Bob, I've started to dig in the manure and wlll use the micorrhizal fungi (bought from GC yesterday), already had the fish blood and bone so now fully equipped!  Hopefully the bed will be ready when the roses arrive - I've ordered from Peter Beales having been given a catalogue by a friend.

Tempted to sit in the sun today, but keen to get things done - the raised bed has a border of lavender and has a Salix Flamingo as a 'centrepiece' and an acer dissectum at one end.. Will the treatment I am working on now have any adverse effect on these?   I also need ideas for other evergreen shrubs to ensure all year round interest .........?

Thank you both for your advice

 

 

 

 

ROSES

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 12:30

I put back delivery of some bare root roses due to the wet weather, but they are now due to arrive in the next few days.   They will be in a raised bed previously occupied by perennials - I'm weeding and digging over the plot and have some farmyard manure (in bags from GC) to add.  New to growing roses,my question is - should  the manure be spread and left for a while or should it be dug in?  And should I add anything to the planting hole?   Your advice, please

Many thanks

This question was posted in TALKBACK in error - apologies. Pink P

ROSES

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 12:27

I put back delivery of some bare root roses due to the wet weather, but they are now due to arrive in the next few days.   They will be in a raised bed previously occupied by perennials - I'm weeding and digging over the plot and have some farmyard manure (in bags from GC) to add.  New to growing roses,my question is - should  the manure be spread and left for a while or should it be dug in?  And should I add anything to the planting hole?   Your advice, please

Many thanks

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