Latest posts by pokhim

C.armandii leaves going brown!!

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 11:50

Hi there,

i only planted this in summer. It's on a north east facing wall. i live in London and it's not been too cold down here yet. any ideas whats wrong with it?! I thought it was evergreen... 

Big Dreams Small Spaces 2017

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 16:44

Looking forward to this.

White powder on buxus

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 11:19

Hi there, I have this white powder on my buxus. if I pack the leaves I can rub it off. Not sure  if it's causing it harm. there is good fresh green growth on the balls still..and inside. What do you think? 

Olive tree leaves falling off

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 10:52

Hi there, 

planted this olive tree a couple of months ago in a pot. Dug in drainage and compost. its in a sheltered position. doesn't look too well tho. leaves are falling off and going brown. any ideas? 


Posted: 18/10/2016 at 11:43

Hi there,

I would like to add some mulching across all the borders in my garden; something that will breakdown fairly easily over autumn and winter and ready for spring. 

Shall i just get some bark mulch from local DIY store?.. Or what else shall i use this time of year?


Tall plant for shady spot suggestions please!

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 20:42

Hi there, 

I have a corner of my garden nxt to a wall and shed that doesn't get much (if any) sun. I want to grow c.2 - 2.5m tall with lovely foliage, can be any seasonal interest, something of a talking point in my garden. 

I would prefer it to be hardy, as i dont want it to die on me!! 

I live in east London - so the soil is clay but i can add to it and enrich if needs be..

I have thought about ferns and acers.... Anything else that may look good there?.. 

Thanks so much for your kind expertise.

Brown spots on buxus

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 16:12

i had a look at the pictures and i don't think it's blight... 

Bit lost to be honest. There are a few spots here and there across the 6 hedges that i've got. I don't think it's a dog wee point....we don't have dogs and I haven't seen a fox here before.

Brown spots on buxus

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 11:59

Hi there,

i have a few brown spots on my buxus. do u know what is wrong? Shud I be concerned?

What is this white moth?

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 09:45

Hi,what is this?? It's in and around many of my plants.. will they cause any damage? They're flying creatures.. 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 09:40

did some gardening yesterday. Moved 2 x wiegela, 1 choysa, 3 x dianthus, 3 x stachy and 3 erysimum bowels mauve, 1 hydrangea and my ceanothus

They all needed to be put in better places which catch more sun! 

The most naughty thing was that I cut away a large patch from my small lawn!!.. I think the plants will be more happy though!... 

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