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whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 17:43

Hiya lynn

Yes I too have a couple in flower including one bought last year.....a beautiful simple yellow....good yellow...one.  

New TV programme

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 16:12

Ooooo, thanks punkdoc.  Will check it out 

whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 16:10

Staffsmags, if me I would put a gravel mulch around those flowers.  Mud splashed flowers from rain does spoil those flowers

If it works for you Nut that's fine but I wouldn't want to cut anything in frozen comditions.  Down here I would be seeing flower buds in late December early jan

where to get good topsoil??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 16:06

Never really been keen on bringing in topsoil for reasons already suggested, viz., I cannot be sure what obnoxious weeds,,etc., will come with it.  But, if you need to......

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 16:04

Lovely up to noon but damp now.  Not cold tho.

 

whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 13:50

Oh, not sure what is eating Christmas Rose leaves but suspect caterpillars or snails.

whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 13:49

Yes I cut off every leaf from my hellebores now.  For reasons already given, viz., so that any diseased leaves are removed and new flower buds are seen without being covered with old leaves.

I also mulch......to cover any spores and to encourage flower formation.

Works well for me and I have in excess of 40 varieties.  

Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 12:50

KEF.  I agree totally with you.  Remembrance Sunday is about our freedom to act as we want to

I think I have been in a "remembering" mood all day, not because,of a two minute silence or because I have to be.  mostly I'm aware of close ones no longer here but it's a respect for everybody who has lost someone

Help!!!!

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 12:44

Simply to say hello and welcome Pauline 

Ivy climbing on neighbour's wall

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 08:43

I have ivy growimg up my walls....planted Buttercup a lovely yellow variety several years ago.  It is a vigorous, invasive plant.  I now control it......where no longer required I cut it just above the base and treat those cut areas with SBK.  I also shear it back to the wall and couple of feet from the top.  

Ivy serves a purpose...evergreen, attractive all year and easy.....but it's not the ideal garden plant.  

Dove's suggestion that Conny and her neighbour sort this issue together is sensible.  This will be an annual task. At least talk.  If no resolution I would cut it back to suit me.  If the ivy is likely to be a perennial problem I would get rid of it and plant something else.

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