RubyLeaf


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Hollyhock rust

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 14:37

Two years ago I brought some Hollyhock that flowered beautifully and grew to their maximum height. The following year rust decimated them, so in the spring I got rid of the infected plants. This year its back and has attacked two of my four plants I grew from seed. I thought I'd got rid of the infected leaves but today I had to trim more off and a couple of flower buds.


It feels like a loosing battle and I'm wondering if anyone has tips? Do the fungal spores rest in the ground or something?

Last edited: 15 August 2017 14:38:14

Sedums online

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 16:40

I'm looking for a large selection of sedums available to buy online. Does anyone have a particular site in mind? :)

mosquitos breeding in the rainwater butt

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 00:50

I scoop some up every day and feed put them in the fish pond ;)

Horticultural grit

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 19:02

Hey just wanted to ask if its okay to use this to cover my pond plants in my fish pond and wildlife pond? I'm sure I read Horticultural grit it poison to fish, but not sure to wildlife?

Pyracantha problem

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 00:46

In spring there was so many white flowers, but now quite a lot have gone from green berry to dead berry. The leaves are fine so I don't think its fireblight or whatever it is they get :/


Not sure if pictures would help


Also is pruning worth it? Seeing this flush with berries give me great joy as I watch the blackbird gobble them up :)

Last edited: 14 July 2017 00:48:45

Dahlia no show - did I do something wrong?

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 09:55

Brought 4 new dahlias and none of them came up either. I keep thinking what if I pulled them up by mistake? There's a weed that looks a tad similar to Dahlia's that keeps coming back.

Has anyone had experience with these online nurseries?

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 21:23

Parkers aren't that bad. I've used them a few times. They're great for ordering masses of bulbs. That I can recommend :)

Plants for wildlife container pond

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 13:36

I have a 80cm diameter container pond yet to be filled and I need some suggestions for plants! Its purely for wildlife, but a little bit more for frogs so they can eat those cursed slugs :)

Plants to go with roses

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 15:16
Mark56 says:

Ruby look for the 'Lollipop' variety, much shorter. Pete is Rigida frost hardy for you? 


I use hardy geraniums and salvias 


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 It looks like they don't sell the lollipop variety in seed packs. Gutted!

Plants to go with roses

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 15:03
Pete8 says:

I think V. rigida would look good with those colours


Some images here courtesy of Google- 


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=verbena+rigida&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjXgrrE-L_UAhVGDMAKHZIlDyEQ_AUICygC&biw=1920&bih=1094


It spreads slowly as mint does. The roots creep along just under the soil surface and then little shoots pop up. In my garden they're about 5-6" high at the mo and probably be in flower in about a month, they then go on pretty much until the cold weather and frosts.


For something much taller but still unobtrusive, its cousin V. bonariensis -


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=verbena+rigida&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjXgrrE-L_UAhVGDMAKHZIlDyEQ_AUICygC&biw=1920&bih=1094#tbm=isch&q=verbena+bonariensis


Once you've got one, you'll have them forever. They self seed profusely and I even have a patch of 20+ trying to grow in the lawn. But very easy to remove where you don't want them


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 I do love that 2nd one. I grow the taller varieties. Do they sell the shorter variety as seeds? :(

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