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Hellebore Leaves Problem

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 19:24

These past 2 years have not been good for helleborus black spot.   Many of my,nellebores have it so I remove the affected leaves.  Hobsons choice....they do no good to the plant if left but if left will exacerbate the disease.

I remove all leaves in autumn 

Astrantia hasn't flowered flower

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 19:18

Woods ki, if they are growing.....and they have added several inches....then they aren't dry.  Often astrantias need time to settle before flowering.  Also their peak floweriNg period has generally past

Just leave them to settle in Woodski 

Newly planted Dogwood Tree advice

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 19:09

Well,,domt really know how to answer this.

Not good to cut that off rootball.....prob fatal

Rooting powder is not for trees and shrubs.  It's  for cuttimgs 

I would take cuttings from your dogwood now and pop them Imto pots of compost.

Often dogwoods layer themselves....check to see if you can see part of yours with roots apart from the main rootstock.  If so plant or pot up

Forget the feeding for now.  Just water and water well.

chelsea chop

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:07

You will have ro suffer it for,this year fluffy

What variety is it?

Next May or eary June is latest safe time for the Chelsea chop 

Grow Blueberries in Pots or Direct in Garden?

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:01

You can lower your  ph Jason......flowers of sulphur for example. However dont do that 

Use  ericaceous John innes compost .....there is a great Blueberry supplier on line....Dorset blueberry company....that will supply amd advise on varieties 

Astrantia hasn't flowered flower

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 17:56

I suspect they are dry woodski.  Astrantias will not grow where it's dry.  Water well even if it's raining. 

grasses

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 14:31

No bamboogie, trimming Tennuissima will not produce a second flush.  Those flowers should still continue  a while yet.

Hordeum is a more colourful grass than Tennuissima ...less Perennial of course.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 14:18

Nice grasses DD. .....grasses are so versatile. Currently I offen take my dog where masses of whispering miscanthus grasses are planted.  The sound is magical.  So sound, tactility (?) colour, movement and height......why not grow them?

Hey!  Wots all this ere then about me being older Orchid lady?    Just because Im so wise, beautiful, charming, modest  and ......er, vain.....doesn't mean its coincided with age.

 

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 13:21

Oooooooooo!  Who will win the prize? 

red robin photinia fraaseri

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 13:18

Photinias are odd fellows.  Loads of frustrated posts about them.

Anyway, no I don't,think it will regrow Ian.  Because it is such a temperamental shrub some will post in with different opinion.  However, I feel ??ou will simply allow an ugly stump to spoil your garden by not getting rid ASAP.

For me, I,couldn't wait to get rid of mine.  Had 2 red robins and neither recovered from being cut back into old wood.

Discussions started by Verdun

Any other dodos out there?

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What's left for us to grow?

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Meany or being careful !

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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