Welsh Daffodil

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Geranium attack!

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 09:37

Can anyone tell me what happened to my geraniums?  I planted up several pots of geraniums this summer and they were looking great.  Then they suddenly started looking a bit miserable.  On further investigation, I noticed the leaves had been eaten away and only stalks remained.  There were tiny black grubs on the leaves and a couple of green caterpillers!  My next door neighbour has cabbages in his garden, so would this be the problem?  I have seen several white cabbage butterflies around, and thought maybe they were laying their eggs on my geraniums too.  Any advice on this please?

outside jasmine

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 11:52

I agree, the leaves are a wrong shape for jasmine.  My jasmine has pointed leaves or 'several sharply pointed leaflets' as my RHS good plant guide says!  It would be interesting to see what the label says as Daintiness suggests.

outside jasmine

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 11:27

I have fed mine, but not on a regular basis.  Once it gets going theres no stopping it!  Try cutting it back again then in the spring when the new shoots appear give it a feed. 

outside jasmine

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 11:01

Jean, is your jasmine growing in full sun? It also likes  a sheltered, frost free position .

outside jasmine

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 10:50

If its a hardy jasmine like mine it will lose all its leaves in winter and look very sad!  Mine has a lovely perfume in the summer evenings so worth the wait for new shoots and leaves and pretty white flowers. It does go a bit wild so needs to be cut back at the end of the summer.

Olive tree advice needed

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 10:42

I have an olive tree which is in a pot and have had for several years.  It is quite slow growing and has produced olives but very small.  I don't cut off the olives but just let them  drop off naturally.  I over winter the tree in my greenhouse which is unheated and so far it has survived! You should certainly take the trees inside if possible over winter or use fleece as you say.  I would think your shed would be o.k as the tree would have stopped growing and producing new leaves.  The important thing is to keep it sheltered from frost especially as our winters are unpredictable. I did leave my tree out one winter and it lost a number of branches.  Anyway good luck with them as they are lovely trees to grow.

Autumn Sowing Sweet Peas

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 11:26

Just to say I have sweetpeas growing in a large pot and scrambling up a trellis and these were planted in the spring, and they are doing very well.  I do keep cutting off the old flowers before the seed pods develop so I think that helps.   Can't remember what the variety is called, but they have a lovely perfume, I will be planting more next spring.


Posted: 05/09/2012 at 11:42

Enjoy choosing your primroses KItty Jingga they will be in your garden for years.  My mum is 92 years young and she can't pass the primroses in the local garden centre with out buying a couple to add to her collection!


Posted: 05/09/2012 at 11:30

I agree, Helichrysum or Straw Flowers.  I have grown them, and they last a very long time, they like full sun.  I have dried them too, and they last for ever!

tomato blight in greenhouse

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 11:20

My greenhouse tomatoes have blight now and again, but its best to water regularly and feed once a week and always keep the greenhouse ventilated.  The weather this year has been terrible for tomatoes, either too cold and wet or warm and humid!  I always keep the greenhouse door open slightly and with the roof vents this usually keeps the greenhouse air circulated. Hope this is of help Jen2.

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