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Stag's Horn Sumach tree

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 23:37

Firstly cutting down stag horn sumach will produce suckers.  I always advise against growing this.  Suckers will crop up anywhere and everywhere.  Don't grow it. You may  kill the tree as you see it but the suckers are a different issue

In a lawn I would try lawn weedkillers...buy mixed already mixed as a lawn spot killer.  Glyphosate, no atter how carefully done, will kill the surrounding grass.  Mowing and spot treatment like this should work

Always best to try and dig up stag horn rather than cutting it down

 

Variegated Foxglove?

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 21:58

Dove you need to take cuttings....can you do that?  I love variegated plants and this looks exciting.  Any woody piece witha variegated leaves?

For some reason I can only get first photo

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 19:58

It's still so hoooooooot.  Isn't it great?  Weatherman said it will last until the end of the month.,,few signs of sun fatigue so far in the plants but lawn begining to lose its lustre

Foodbank was hot and hectic.  Don't like being indoors when weather is so good.

Still have pots of cannas, echinaceas, grasses, dahlias etc to put somewhere.  They're in large 5 litre pots so looking good 

Going to put tv on to watch mr Titchmarsh .  I know it's not really gardening but it's a "nice" prog, it's "corny" and it puts a smile on people's faces

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 19:49

BusyL.  You have a lovely garden and by the sound of it a lovely person too, but........any kitchen advertisers will now be re-energised to post,their spam.  Yes, busy, get your coat...........lol

fushias

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 19:46

Hiya Darren.   I would pot them on Imto bigger pots.  Pinch them back, quite hard.  Keep  them outside Out of the direct sun.  In winter keep them, on dry side, in your coldframe or greenhouse or in sheltered position outside if it's not too cold,where you are. , next spring plant them out.

If you plant them out now,they will just look small and insignificant.....will do nothing for your garden this year anyway

fushias

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 19:45

Hiya Darren.   I would pot them on Imto bigger pots.  Pinch them back, quite hard.  Keep  them outside Out of the direct sun.  In winter keep them, on dry side, in your coldframe or greenhouse or in sheltered position outside if it's not too cold,where you are. , next spring plant them out.

Caterpillar attack

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 19:39

It's the year of the caterpillar i think.

Everyones tips for diseases/aphids/mildew/diseases etc..

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 12:26

It's a good thread....I'm hoping to.pick up some tips too.

Everyones tips for diseases/aphids/mildew/diseases etc..

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 11:00

Gardening fantic

Im a skimmed milk sprayer too.  For tomatoes anyway.  You are right of course.....nature is constantly throwing up surprises.  I think if we can grow plants as naturally as possible trying not to force them with over rich applications of fertiliser they will cope better with diseases and pests.  And to learn what plants your garden is compatible with is good policy too

Red currants

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 10:52

I think it may be too dry at crucial times.  And do you feed it?  Everything grown in pots needs to be well fed regularly.  I would give fish blood and bone in the spring. Then mulch with compost or manure.  Then tomato feed, or seaweed feed, at least once a fortnight.  Finally another fish blood n bond in autumn

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