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Plant feed for flowing plants

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:18

The experts on gardening progs I listen to on the radio all seem to favour giving flower plants Tomorite once a week, at half recommended strength.  Seems to work well for me.  Not suitable on plants that you are growing for pretty leaves (ie hostas) as it has the wrong nutrients for leaf growth.  Mags 

What is this pest?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:11

There is tiny bits of white sticky stuff appeared on the leaves on an acer.  It seems to have a maggot type thing underneath.  What is it please?  Will Provado help remove it?  Many thanks, Mags 

COSMOS pinching out

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 10:24

That's 3 of you say to pinch out so I'm sure that's the best advice. That's what I will do today then. Thanks, Mags

COSMOS pinching out

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 15:16

I've planted out my dwarf cosmos and they seem to be doing well.  But I didn't pinch the growing shoots out. Should I have done that, and should I do it now?  I've never grown these and it didn't cross my mind!  Thanks, Mags

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 15:14

Yes KEF, thanks you.  That's why I was asking about pruning it.  That reason, and it is getting too bit on one side. Mags

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 18:44

thanks to you both.  sorry for delay in reply - been away.  mags

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:57

thanks Dove.  That's the answer I hoped to get! Mags

Camelia query

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 14:31

Thanks Dove - from reading these messageboards I think you know more about gardening than my trying-to-be-helpful neighbour!  So I will leave it as it is.  Mags

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:44

Is it to late in year to prune a Salix Flamingo ( hakuro nishiki).  I've looked at a couple of websites and they say Mar-Apl, after last frosts. Well, here in Staffordshire we are only just clear of the time for frosts, although it is several weeks since we actually had one.  Many thanks, Mags

Camelia query

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:02

Should I remove the branches from a camellia that are hanging onto the ground?  Someone told me that I should as leaving them encourages 'nasties' into the bush. I quite like them hanging down, but if the plant would be better if trimmed down there then I will do it.   It is 10 years old and about 4ft tall.  Many thanks.  Mags

Discussions started by staffsmags

black opal tomato plant

leaves discoloured - why? 
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Last Post: 04/07/2014 at 21:05

What is this pest?

'Marshmallow' type stuff 
Replies: 10    Views: 239
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 20:08

COSMOS pinching out

Should they be pinched? 
Replies: 4    Views: 216
Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 10:24

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Am I to late? 
Replies: 6    Views: 782
Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 15:14

Camelia query

Should I cut off lowest branches? 
Replies: 2    Views: 100
Last Post: 17/05/2014 at 14:31

Suitable place for acer?

Leylandii was here  
Replies: 2    Views: 159
Last Post: 02/05/2014 at 16:48

Bluetit & Parsley

Bluetit takes Parsley Sprig 
Replies: 0    Views: 97
Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 14:44

Big Begonias

To pinch out or not to pinch out? 
Replies: 4    Views: 256
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 18:56

crown imperal lillies

no flowers this year 
Replies: 0    Views: 118
Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 21:11

Begonia Tubers

Positioning? 
Replies: 5    Views: 277
Last Post: 11/03/2014 at 18:49

Growmore

How often to use it? 
Replies: 4    Views: 529
Last Post: 23/02/2014 at 19:29

miserable strawberry leaves

can I remove dead/dying leaves now? 
Replies: 5    Views: 307
Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 20:28

first earlies

Which varieties do you like best? 
Replies: 6    Views: 338
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 19:58

hyacinth flowers

flowers shrivelled before fully formed 
Replies: 6    Views: 371
Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 22:48

Alstromarea

What to do with flowering alstromarea? 
Replies: 11    Views: 626
Last Post: 15/11/2013 at 12:52
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