Rosemary Dinning


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Amelanchier

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 10:40

I have a five year old amelanchier in a huge container (which has rooted down into the soil below).  Every year it leafs up and blossoms well, with a good set of berries.  By late July, all the leaves start to shrivel and the berries go black.  The soil is always kept fed and well watered (without being soggy).  If the tree starts off the year well, why does it fail like this (regardless of what sort of summer it has been).  The condition looks rather like fireblight on pyracanthus.

Talkback: Winter flowers and bumblebees

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 17:33

We have two mahonias, a chimonanthes, two lonicera fragrantissima which sustain quite a few bumble bees (and other small bees) through most of the winter.  It's great seeing them scrambling round the lonicera which are right outside the back door.

Virginia Creeper

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 17:30

I have a healthy Virginia creeper growing up a south facing hedge (to hide the dying leylandii), in rather clayey soil.  The leaves have never turned red in autumn, they just go an anaemic pink before dropping.  Any suggestions, please?

Virginia Creeper

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 17:36

In 4/5 years, my virginia creeper, growing on a south-facing fence in clayey soil, has never coloured up in autumn.  Some leaves sometimes go anaemic pink before dropping.

Sorbus (Whitebeam)

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 10:14

Thanks for the replies.  I am pleased it wasn't something I said!!  Hopefully the tree will bloom doubly well next year.  Thanks again

Sorbus (Whitebeam)

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 18:55

There were no flowers on my whitebeam this year, though last year's display was brilliant.  Noticed similar trees in Sainsbury's carpark had no flowers either.  Is there any reason for this?

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Discussions started by Rosemary Dinning

Amelanchier

Late summer dieback 
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Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 12:42

Virginia Creeper

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Last Post: 04/01/2014 at 17:30

Virginia Creeper

Colour problem 
Replies: 3    Views: 357
Last Post: 28/10/2013 at 17:13

Sorbus (Whitebeam)

No flowers 
Replies: 3    Views: 559
Last Post: 18/11/2012 at 10:14
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