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hibiscus

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 16:02

Not too much feed I,think.  Just a scattering of fish blood n bone in early spring.  

They grow v quickly with relatively brittle branches so I prune annually to keep compact.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 12:02

Got sun here yviestevie 

Help Fir trees Dying

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 12:00

No, Mike, I don't think the soil top dressing is the cause of your fir trees' distress.  Unless the trees are small and recently ...over past 4 years or so....planted.

All conifers brown from the inside, that's not a problem. It's when the green outer leaves go brown thats an issue.

How big are your trees?  What sort are they?  Browning from one side only?  Perhaps an animal, or cold draughts could be the reason.  

This past winter and spring have revealed lots of comifer problems, down here in the south west anyway, probably because of the excessive wet comditions and subsequent diseases.

Perhaps a photo?

Rhus Japonica ( I think )

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 11:51

Morning Peter

Rhus typhina is a thug.  Cut it down, prune it or damage it and it will sprout everywhere.  

I would recut the main trunk and every piece of stem and apply sbk brushwood killer.  To help, drill holes or gouge out hollows to enable weedkiller to "pool" there.

Where you see suckers spray with super strength glyphosate, not usual sort.  If in a lawn paint,the suckers carefully to avoid contact with the grass.

Every sucker must be treated.  Keep alert to future suckers and do same thing.  Persevere and you will kill this thug.

 

Now there's irony

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 11:44

Like my neighbour's plastic heron......with a real heron standing alongside.

My friend's sonic rabbit scarer perched above a rabbit eating her plants

This could be a good thread folks......irony

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 09:46

Difficult isnt it?  When parents swoon over their beautiful babies.  they all look the same to me.....yep as said a mixture of Sid James amd les Dawson and that's just the girls 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 22:17

Scented too Greg 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 22:15

Bekkie, you're an auntie?  Congrats.  Lovely 

dianthus

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 20:08

If carnations they are unlikely to flower again.  However, I would treat them as though they are the perpetual flowering pinks....nothing to lose.  If they are "pinks." they will reflower soon.  

Poorly conifers

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 20:06

Sorry Gillian, they have had it. ,probably dried out but could be a disease or even a pest.  

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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