SamCD


Latest posts by SamCD

1 to 10 of 12

Planting cuttings

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 17:14
hollie hock says:

If you leave the ruddies and the helenium standing, you'll be able to collect your own seeds from them. The seeds will be in the centre of the flowers, just need to wait until they dry out


See original post

 Ah, I see thank you 

What's this?

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 17:01

What's this?

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 16:55

Does anybody recognise this lovely plant Please? 

Planting cuttings

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 16:54
hollie hock says:

It looks like you have some sort Rudebekkia, lavender and maybe a type of helenium. You can propagate in different ways. The Ruddies grow easily from seed or if you have a clump you can split them now and replant. I think the same goes for the helenium, not ever grown them from seed.


The quickest way for the Lavender is stem cuttings. All of these can be propagated easily but just not the way you tried


See original post

Thank you for responding, I'll purchase some seed of each of these :)

Planting cuttings

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 16:45

I'd really appreciate a bit of advice here. I've just taken a few cuttings and I wondered if they could be replanted to grow new plants  And if so, how? Total novice!

Cherry Laurel Yellow Leaves

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 21:30
Thanks all. I've double checked the soil and it is slightly clay like. Quite dense. Hard for me to even put my fingers in. Definitely not spongy and soft. Would I be advised to improve that by forking it and mixing some compost in?

Cherry Laurel Yellow Leaves

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 20:28
They've been in the ground about 3 weeks now. Yellowing of some leaves started about 7 days in.

Cherry Laurel Yellow Leaves

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:40

OK thanks for that. At what point would you suggest I got worried? 25% yellow? 50%?

Ivy Grow Bag

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:37

Thanks for the responses! I took them on board and used black troughs instead. I planted some ivy and evergreens and a few summer seeds and it is now flourishing - nice and colourful with the ivy starting to spread as I wanted it to. Thanks!

Cherry Laurel Yellow Leaves

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:29

I planted a row of 5 cherry laurel hedge bushes - pot grown. They were already 5-6ft tall and quite bushy and they were planted immediately. I noticed some of the leaves starting to yellow and the advice online was either they have a bit of shock from moving or they don't like soggy ground so I restricted watering. I discounted the shock as I planted a 6th bush in another area and it has not had any problems.

The problem continued to the point where I had approx 20 leaves on the ground and have about another 30 on the bushes themselves. I have now taken to watering them heavily again, but is there any other advice that can be offered? I know this isn't a large number of leaves but I don't want it to get to the point where all the leaves fall off.

There is a large apple tree next to the planting area so the roots could be stealing water. However there are no roots directly next to the bushes. Other than that the surroundings are lawn. The soil isn't perfect but it isn't too bad either and I planted them with fish and bone and compost in each hole.

See image here:- https://www.dropbox.com/sc/e00ukr07oq3rp6c/AABPaxGQAvLTyOUuenIKF2Kza

There has been more yellowing since this picture was taken 4 days ago.

Any advice appreciated.

1 to 10 of 12

Discussions started by SamCD

What's this?

 
Replies: 6    Views: 300
Last Post: 03/10/2016 at 08:02

Planting cuttings

 
Replies: 9    Views: 301
Last Post: 02/10/2016 at 23:03

Cherry Laurel Yellow Leaves

Replies: 8    Views: 2287
Last Post: 01/07/2014 at 21:30

Ivy Grow Bag

Replies: 9    Views: 1115
Last Post: 01/07/2014 at 17:33
4 threads returned