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GREEN APHIDS KILLING SPRUCE

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 20:10

Could be mites.  Over the recent hot weather they decimate spruces.  A thorough wetting with the hose.....get the hose inside and around the bush.  It does work.......worked well for me anyway. 

New here. 😊

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:29

Or a paradox Lyn? 

Talkback: Rhododendron leaf spot

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:17

But fragmented this thread.  

Patsey, what sort of leaf spot do you have?  Are leaves shrivelling and curling like cigars and dropping?  

are your plants in pots?  Is compost very wet? 

Bear in mind right now many plants have leaf spots and markings.  Chilly nights, hot sun all sorts of physiological reasons that often resolve themselves as season progresses 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:12

Satisfying though Winter isn't it? 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:01

Winter, you are a busy bee.  

I revamped part of a very dry part of garden this afternoon.  Ironically a hosta, camelia and half standard jap willow grow well there.  I think I'm pleased with the results.  I spend a lot of time working out exact plantIngs sometimes cos I wanted it just right.  Other times I get it "right" (?) very quickly

I ran out of quality compost for my runner beans so I used my bothersome visitor instead.  Had to dig quite deep but it should be great for next few years there.  Does anyone know?  Is silver jewellery safe in veg garden?

Non-flowering daffodils

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 18:50

And bulbs need to be planted quite deep

often daffodils can take a year off from flowering......dont know why but I experience that here sometimes.  The bulbs flower well the following year.

Unpleasant adverts

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 18:47

Which ads do you mean? 

Perovskia 'Blue spire'

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 18:40

Once you have perovskia you can pull it apart and plant each piece.  Or you can layer it. 

There' s a compact version of it called Little Blue Spire.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:23

Clearly this will be a great year for you fidget 

hydrangea

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 16:24

Yes, below those brown flowers you will see some buds....cut off just those old flower  heads to leave those buds.  Those buds will give you flowers this year.

Discussions started by Verdun

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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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Coleonema

Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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