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12 Aug 2017 15:49
This is mine. Literally nothing.
12 Aug 2017 13:38
No, I've not tried any feed. Just bunged them in the ground! It's clay soil which I always suspect for any failures but they did so well in my neighbour's garden last year I assumed they'd be fine.
12 Aug 2017 10:44
I found a thread from last year where people were complaining that Sensation mixed were not flowering properly. I've used this strain too, grown from seed this year, and planted about 15 plugs in late April. They are tall, strong, bushy (I pinched out) and utterly without blooms. One single one has put out three flowers, one after the other, the others show no sign or interest. Anyone else having a bad cosmos year? They're taking over the garden and swamping other plants I'm trying to grow and I'm starting to wonder whether to just pull them all up.
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03 Aug 2017 13:39
I love that idea Dove! Do you have any pics? Would they work in wet conditions?
03 Aug 2017 10:05
Thanks everyone! Yes, year round interest would be great and I do like grasses. I have some pheasant grass in my back garden. The space is less than a foot wide (can't be exact as we haven't made it yet). I like a modern, simple look but I'm a big fan of colour too.
02 Aug 2017 17:55
I have a very narrow border alongside a path that leads up to a front door. East facing. I'd like to grow a row of just one plant there, for impact, but it needs to be something that won't spread out too much - height is fine, but I don't want to be climbing through it on a daily basis. What would be a good plant to try? Would love some bright colour, and have thought of Crocosmia but not sure if it will get too bushy. The soil is clay. Thanks for any suggestions!
21 May 2017 09:03
Thank you so much. I didn't realise they could grow into full trees - had thought cotoneaster was shrub. So I should just rake up the leaves and not worry about it? I just checked back on a year's worth of photos to see if it looked similar last year; there were a few yellow leaves but nothing like this year. But I guess that's just a climate/growth thing.
21 May 2017 08:27
Thanks nutcutlet. Here are some pics I just took showing twig, bark and the blossom that's on it now.
21 May 2017 08:07
Thank you both. I don't remember it losing its leaves at all before, but then I wasn't paying a huge amount of attention as we were having a lot of building work done and the back garden was closed off. I had a look at cotoneasters online and they don't look quite the same. ANy other ideas? I used the Woodland Trust tree ID online thing and it's that that made me think it was a rowan. But looking at the leaf shape I agree that it's not.
20 May 2017 20:01
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20 May 2017 19:59
Hello - my first post, I hope someone can help. We moved into our house nearly two years ago. It has a beautiful tree, which I think is a rowan (though very happy to be corrected!), in the garden. Last year it was stunning; this spring it has been dropping leaves at an incredible rate. They are yellowy brown with marks on. There is also new leaf growth and blossom, so I'm hoping it's nothing deadly, but I'm a very novice gardener and don't know whether it might be something that can be treated.
We have had a lot of building work done and a building placed near the tree, so part of me wonders if a large root has been damaged. Could that cause this reaction?
Thanks for any help.