Latest posts by Tootsietim

Root washing

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 23:01

Fairly common practice in the world of bonsai where plants are regularly repotted and root pruned.

I sometimes do it to shrubby material and always if I suspect any pest problems. (vine weevil for example) or gifts from other people where I suspect weed infestations. ( eg ground elder).

My "fragrant roses" have no fragrance

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 19:22

My pilgrim has not yet opened, but last year I found its perfume rather weak and insipid. hoping for better this year.  I think this shows the danger of buying roses 'untested' and in relying on the breeders description.  My wife and I have different noses and smell things differently.

Hosta Identities

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 22:20

There are so many named hostas that I think it would be hard to give accurate identities.

Check out Mickfield Hostas website, they list over 1000 and give photos of the leaves of many of them.

Hose problems

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 22:44

I haven't used a hose for many years but used to find that a good smear of Vaseline improved matters no end.

Daisies in the lawn

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 22:40

I have a small patch of daisies in the lawn which I do forward rolls on when drunk, (a family tradition) and also encourage clover to flower later in the year for the bees.

Sick camellia?

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:45

Weather damage to the tender new growth?


Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:42

have you tried a plumbers merchant? Various round water tanks are available holding 50 or more gallons at reasonable prices.

Beech hedge disease

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:25

I don't think that there is anything wrong. It looks like the usual freshly opened buds of beech. I'd leave it and see if it hardens up like the rest of the hedge. Beech tends to open late and erratically.

Colour matching

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 20:20

I do like a Mint Moth.

Bay Tree

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 21:15

Though I have seen bays growing well in pots, mine hated it, in spite of regular watering and feeding. Since I planted it into the soil, it hasn't looked back.

I also find that cold weather can make them look a bit sad, and they tend to continue looking sad until new growth can replace the damaged leaves.

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cuttings from wallflowers

Does anyone have experience of taking cuttings from ordinary wallflowers? 
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