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Latest posts by Verdun

Buddleja hanging its heads - is this normal?

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 08:16

Anthony, it may flower this year.  I would expect it to flower within 3 years though from a cutting

Weeds and new mulch

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 08:14

Hiya chissie

Just a cautionary note.  Few years back I decided to use my mowings as a mulch in my veg patch.  Big mistake.  I still get grass weeds growing there despite the applications of other mulches since.  Grass mowings best on compost heap I think

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 23:57

He he he....I am aren't I?

Tomato plants

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 23:32

Just eaten first Sungold tomato....more coming now.and a promissing crop of,Shirley too.

Mine are in the greenhouse soil......in this heat I'm watering once a day.  In containers two or,three times  at the moment I should think. Also to keep foliage dry

Italophile is the expert on tomatoes though. 

Stag's Horn Sumach tree

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 23:23

Mrs G.  Just spray with super strength glyphosate

Holes in leaves of geranium Roseanne

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 23:20

Sarah

Its caterpillars.  Geraniums have been attacked this year very badly

I suggest You  cut it hard back to the base and put those leaves in the bin.  Spray the bare base with soap spray or insecticide.  Your geranium will regrow,in couple of weeks and flower again within 4 weeks.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 23:16

Busy

That wasn't a glo worm....that was me....the phantom gardener

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 20:50

Wot a clever idea Mrs G

Small Japenese Maple

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 20:48

At the risk of answering every question tonight.....where is the staff these days?.....I think your Acer is probably too exposed to the sun or wind. 

Down here, not far from the coast, acers are little tricky to grow.  However, I have positioned my acers.....2 of the Japanese varieties.....with taller plants to the sunny side.  In one spot I have a 9' tall golden yew, a miscanthus grass and a tall agastache to create a dappled shade position for a purple Acer.  Despite the strong sun, etc it's leaves are unmarked and perfect.  In another spot an Acer is in shady corner with yellow philadelphus adding some protection.  I think the answer is to create some plant screening Norma

HELP MY ASER HAS A FUNGUS I THINK

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 20:37

It looks like we are talking about acers....thanks Paula.  

I think it's still powdery mildew though.  There are sprays to control this, both chemical and organic.  Often mildew occurs where too much fertiliser has been used too.  I try now to use less fertilisers on everything,now and I think most plants benefit from growing more gradually without being forced.  

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