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Why are my Conifers dying from the bottom up

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 23:37

No, not aphids.  Incorrect cultivation as already said. Its what happens to Leylandii and the like  if not grown with a wider base.  Seen it time and time again.  The exception, so far, is a hedge of leylandii I helped plant that has been  "tapered" from day one 

cancer has meant I can't manage my garden

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 23:25

Trudi, wish I lived nearby. Would glady help you.

Im sure if you aren't too shy about your situation there will be people locally to help you.  Age concern, day centres, local help groups. Please ask for help.

This forum has lots of caring people so please accept whatever we can offer

I wish you well in your fight against cancer.

Keep us posted Trudi. Hopefully we can support you

Cosmos flowering

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 23:09

Look, is it because I am clever? 

Cosmos flowering

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 20:41

Soil  conditions too rich and I bet you've been watering regularly Amadeus ..??  If so your cosmos will simply grow and not flower. Grow hard for compact free flowering cosmos

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 13:54

Nice border chris 

Oky doky beaus mum, will get decent camera ASAP.  

Thought about posting twynings dahlia but's too damn hot .......(lovely really)

Oh dear, oh dear oh dear!  Nobody's mentioned my classy jokes.  I guess they are pretty poor really?   I'm not too upset. ,I'll be alright,,I expect 

Perennial lobelias

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 13:50

Seaweed spray does seem to put off slugs n snails....somewhat.  If it rains the effect is lost though.  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:35

Kitchen gardener!  How perceptive and accurate you are.  Yes....I am the star of my garden.  

....(...two jokes on radio just heard.  mr fruity is a greengrocer.  Mr Willie Tippett is a dustman.  Had to smile at that )

Why are my Conifers dying from the bottom up

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:31

Point I tried to make is that those conifers have been denied access to light.....moisture etc too.....for quite some time.  Watering won't make any difference now.  

When planting initially shape plants like conifers to be wider at the base 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:27

Zoom in by all means beaus mum.   Currently my camera phone doesn't produce great clarity ......looking for decent camera though.

The difference with jumble hole ...apart from flower which I height of flowers and lemgth of flowering.

Nice blend of colours Wendy 

Prob won't show  today but, at last, dahlia Twynings After Eight is massing with flower.  This has darkesf foliage of any dahlia I know

Astrantia Addict

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:17

Colours on Astrantias change slightly because of soil, aspect, moisture and if newly divided or planted.  Variety too of course.  

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