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Hosta Leaves Yellowing

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 19:00

Mine are almost all leafless now except First Frost which looks excellent at the moment 


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 18:57

I think guys are out there "casing the joint".   A year or so ago a guy called to see my garden.  Apparently he asked a neighbour same thing.  

Once had a guy in my back garden when I returned. I assumed aggression and warned him severely  but there are people out there determined to steal from us.  

I have a very friendly...and and I have a couple of gates.  When visitors ask if he's friendly I often say he can bite if suspicious of people.  

I'm fond of the star dahlias too.....Star Child, yellow Honka here.......


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 17:27

Take a piece of your mint and pot it up AllotmentMad.  Water well and keep indoors 


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 17:25

My feelings too Tetley about those two.

odd that hydrangeas go pink yet rhododendrons grow in your area....hmmm!  I would definitely ph test your soil rosemummy.  The most crucial thing.  Test your soil then choose a hydrangea for it.....i think there are better hydrangeas.  Your choice looks a bit messy and "confused"   If you have acid soil go for a named blue variety.  If alkaline then a good pink or red. Pieris would look good there if you have acid soil.  Choisya will provide strong reliable scent in place of daphne ...daphnes have a reputation for suddenly dying on you.





Posted: 26/10/2015 at 12:17

that's a lovely story  hosta   Bit like your own a while back 

Same here Punkdoc.......autumn and winter are as important as spring and summer to me in the garden. Often winter can be better in some respects because the structural plants come to the fore then.    Hellebores, mahonias, winter jasmine, winter honeysuckle, snowdrops, winter heathers, etc etc etc so no reason not to provide masses of colour from autumn to late winter

Rain here........looks like a mixed bag this week.  Mild though 


Rhus suckers

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 11:35

Like your style Mr would be great on jokes thread. 

Weed Killer

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 10:46

I find dandelions easy to kill.  Lawn weedkillers do the job too 

Rhus suckers

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 10:43

Its not a new threat Mr Busch.........lovely looking thing in autumn but you say....will sucker potential growers.  It really should never be in our gardens.  The fatal thing is to prune it when it gets larger then it suckers everywhere 

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 10:39

Looks like Winter Sun Tetley 

I have Charity at about 12' about to flower.  I prune every year in December or Jan and it flowers every same for a friend and it does not deny flowering following year.  prob your hard prune Tetley.

Charity is a lovely shrub.....I will post a picture when it flowers. It tends to have some autumn tints in winter.  Often lonicera purpusii Winter Beauty flowers early to add strong scent to this corner in winter and spring 

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 08:48

Thanks Snow 

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