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Posted: 10/05/2015 at 17:04

Chicky, hell black spot is hugely debilitating.  Last year I, my plants suffered () spot on a quarter of hellebores so I cut lots of leaves.  This year those plants did not flower so this year I've decided options.  Firstly, the affected hellebores were in the dampest shadiest spots so this year I have removed plants too close to encourage a freer drier air circulation.  Secondly, I am spraying alternately with systemic fungicide and seaweed spray. So far the plants are looking strong and healthy. Time will tell 


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 16:47

I strongly resemble that remark Fairy. 

Bloomin' sparrows keep messing on my car wing mirrors.......any suggestions?  Is sparrow pie any good?

got agastache sangria to plant but its been a puzzle as to exactly where.  Usually grows 5' tall, erect, narrow and delightful pink flowers so its pretty special I think.   I've narrowed it down now to 2 possible positions.

Any one planted out their runners?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 16:40

My beans are planted out......prob about 60 cm tall.  If night temps are still low where you are folks.......lower than 8 degrees...I would wait a few days before planting out.  Acclimatise them though by putting them outside during the day

Salix Tree

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 16:36

Possibly its on the shady side of the tree...?   My jap willow looked a little like that a few weeks back, viz., it was leafing up on the sunny side only.  When I went to look more closely there were buds about to open.  Now it's fine.

carol, are there any buds at all?  Perhaps a cold draught to thst side of your tree?  Any sign of pests?

Plant ID - Couple of Rogue Plants Inc Spanish/English Bluebell help

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:43

Pansies are dangerous though........


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:38

Not sure, in the real world, they are called Mr and Mrs Yvie Stevie. 


Is this Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:26

Well, for me, yes it is knotweed.  


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 14:16

Too late Fairy.....I'm in the queue 

not much sun....none really...but it's warm and pleasant.

 Planted out echinacea Vintage Wine, heliotrope arborescens Chatsworth, (by path where its cherry pie will scent the air) dahlias Star Child (division from last year) and Clare de lune, and potted on hosta Fire and Ice (I divided earlier this year) into terracotta pot.  Also planted out arctotis its grey foliage as well as the flowers.

ooooooo!  Sun IS coming out......yippee

Plant ID - Couple of Rogue Plants Inc Spanish/English Bluebell help

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 14:06

Shock!  Horror!  I would dig up those bluebells......give them away or plant them in an area where they can flourish and not invade your ornamental garden Turnipfarmer.  And get rid of feverfew.....seeds everywhere.

Wallflowers yellowing?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 12:23

Yes, sounds like your wallflowers are too wet Sasiki.  Wallflowers like if dry and not too rich soil. Rust wont worry your plants.

Its time to replace your wallflowers anyway now.........drill holes to ensure good drainage and plant something for the summer 

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Alan's new series

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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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Not more photos.....

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