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miserable skimmia

Posted: Yesterday at 06:39

Thank you Obelixx, I will try Epsom salts.

miserable skimmia

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 19:02

Hi Angie

The root did not seem to have grown a lot, almost the same size as when I planted it, but there was no sign of worms or eggs. So I shouldn't have overfed it then 

miserable skimmia

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 18:53

Thank you Obelixx - sorry for further question, but do you mean Epsom salts in medicine?

miserable skimmia

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 17:40

Hi everyone!

I planted this skimmia (Reevesiana) in the autumn of 2015 in a shady corner of my newly dug garden. It didn't grow much despite my sprinkling with the slow release ericaceous plant food and mulching it with ericaceous compost (the soil was neutral).  So to save it, I potted it up about a month ago and drenched it with the liquid sequestered iron twice.  But now its leaves are falling off .  What is wrong and how can I save it?

P.S. A rhododendron next to it also died last autumn, after a short life.

broken knee

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 08:09

Hi Logan4, I do feel for you, as I broke my ankle in January and am still recovering.  I literally lay on the sofa whole time in the first 7 weeks as I had to keep my leg elevated to reduce swelling.  There were not much on day time TV, so I signed up to Netflix - you may know this already that you can get a free trial for a month - and cancelled before the month was up.  I think 'Now TV' offers something similar too.  Also, however frustrated you are about not being able to do much, it pays not to put any weight on in the first few weeks until the cast is off.  

All the best for a speedy recovery 

My Rozanne

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 19:16

lamweedy, you have some good friends. Enjoy your perennials!

My Rozanne

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 14:54


My Rozanne

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 08:16

Hi Kaymay, jaffacakes

Thank you for your post.  I was about to order a replacement but will wait a few more weeks. All perennials in my garden seem so eager to put on a show by now so I was worried that I had killed Rozanne.  Hope you have a nice day in the garden today as it's expected to be warm and sunny 

My Rozanne

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 07:43

Good morning everyone! 

I had a beautiful Geranium Rozanne in the sunny border in my garden which flowered well last summer. But it has not yet shown up this year. I really like it so am willing to buy another to replace, but what do you think I did wrong? My soil is clay but I mixed in a lot of organic matters. 

Thank you in advance for your help.

Lonicera fragrantissima

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 06:39

Thank you Berghill, I will try!

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