Verdun


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Jurassic plants

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 14:48

I had better check then gardenmaiden.  I dismissed the idea of planting this because of its reputation to invade.  Always ready to learn something new.  

CLIMBERS

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 14:45

I think so markos.  On a wall for sure 

Unhealthy looking Picea Pungens Blue Diamond

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 14:44

Since your pieris has "perished" also it does suggest lime intolerance.  Cement used for your slabs would have a high alkalinity content.   

I don't think lawn treatments are the cause judging by the appearance of those needles.  I suspect alkalinity and mite issues in the summer.  

Can you pot it into ericaceous compost for a while and see if it recovers Somapop? 

CLIMBERS

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 12:30

Solanum Alba Michsel.  Fast, evergreen with white flowers from mid summer into late autumn 

Jurassic plants

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 12:23

Very, very invasive gardenmaiden 

Unhealthy looking Picea Pungens Blue Diamond

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 12:19

Somapop,

some 20 years ago my sister gave me picea pungens for my raised  heather garden.  Like you I didnt want to lose it and, like you again, was prepared buy another when it started to suffer ....as it did. 

i had reservations because I thought my soil was too alkaline for it.  an acid soil or at least a neutral soil is needed I think.

however, looking at your pictures I think you have over watered it.......???  are you still watering it?

don't think this is the reason for it but picea mite can defoliate these plants.....any accummulations of yellow/brown needles at the base?

Personal Profiles.

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 08:48

As far as I'm concerned the best "profile" here is Happymarion......her pictures speak volumes 

Monty's back with GARDENER'S WORLDS on 4th March

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 07:45

Thanks Snow.  Series record Beechgrove too 

Osteopernum ?

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 07:44

Nice Madpenguin ......and for free 

Rampant bamboo

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 07:42

Morning Dave.....careful!   Those salvias are addictive 

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