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Old rose bush looks awful, pruning ideas please

Posted: Today at 13:37

first reduce the whole plant by half now. this will encourage side and basal shoots.

also you can remove the largest branch you can find to the lowest youngest looking branch (young shoots look green, old ones look brown), then next year you can remove the other oldest branch.

then give it a good feed with a rose fertilizer


Posted: Today at 13:33

it almost looks like its got too wet or too dry? have you checked the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot as I would bet too wet


Posted: Today at 10:54

that's not a medlar, that's a Japanese quince by the look of it, medlars are brown

Moving Silver Birches from one house to another

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 10:35

the simple answer would be no, as tall as they are then that's how far the roots will have spread,

so unless you have access to a minidigger to dig them out and a tractor to move them (as the root ball could be about 10 to 15 feet across - it would need to be otherwise the trees would die) I would not bother.

and personally if your gardener thinks he can move them (with or without mechanical assistance) he needs his head read!

PayPal Scam

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 10:31

I got one of those too, you can forward it onto the phishing team at PayPal and they can get the address shut down

stag horn fern

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 10:30

my stag horn fern has dropped all its green leaves, they didn't turn brown, they just dropped off one by one, usually overnight, I think it dried out too much, or the air humidity was too low, however the stag horn fern next to it (and treated exactly the same) has done just fine?

I've moved the leafless fern into a more humid environment away from direct sunlight but so far -it's nearly three weeks since the last green leaf dropped off, there is no sign of regrowth.

how long should I give it before I call it quits?

Mystery plant

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 09:56

looks like a campion of some sort? can you post a pic of just the flower - turned towards the camera if possible

Agapanthus Help !

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 09:55

I'd cut the flower spikes off to stop it setting seed and put all its energy into the bulb for next year,

I would lift it once the leaves start dying back and plant in a pot for next year as they like restricted roots to make them flower, otherwise you get a lovely healthy plant, but no flowers.

you need to be able to just get your fingers between the bulb and the inside of the pot- any more of a gap and it will probably not flower next year (there is a good chance it won't anyway, they can be a bit finicky when they want) - planting mixture should be sandy/gravelly as they love good drainage.

as for hardiness it depends on the type of agapanthus you got, some are as hardy as you can get, some don't like frost, best bet is to google the name and it'll tell you how hardy it is.

Dying lawn

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 09:20

yeah, roundup kills everything green, you can get specific broad leaved weed killer that only kills weeds and not the grass

Suitable place for fruit?

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 09:17

I would do one cordon per pot,

you can also do layers of old gutters with holes in the bottom for strawberries on the wall as well.

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