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cuttingsTaking summer cuttingsTaking rose cuttings
'Multi-purpose compost7.5cm plastic potsPlant labelsPencil or waterproof penWatering can with rose attachment Plastic bottlesMarch - May30 minutesJune - SeptemberUse a good multi-purpose compost to fill 7.5cm pots to 1cm below the rim. Tap each pot to settle the compost
.More advice on pruningPruning shrub rosesPruning viburnumsWinter-pruning wisteriaPruning spring-flowering shrubs
kill a plant. Since there are separate fungal species that affect different plants, an attack on your curcubits won't lead to a garden epidemic. Powdery mildew and powdery mildew on roses are similar problems, with similar solutions.The first sign
, while general growth and vigour is poor. Also learn about powdery mildew on roses.In summer, a white powdery coating covers the leaves and possibly the shoot tips and flowers too. Leaves may then become discoloured and distorted, with poor growth
'll be the beans next, and the blackberries...it's a good thing I only have wild roses!! Someone please send us some dry weather to stop those little spores in their tracks!!
such as rose rust and hollyhock rust are then quick to establish. At the beginning of summer I was given samples of pear foliage with rust on them. Interestingly, my pear trees haven't been affected this year, which is surprising as the weather conditions have
on hawthorn, blackthorn, rowan and plum. Plenty of those in nearby gardens. I let it out of the back door at 10 o'clock at night and it rose up into the darkness, its ghostly colour flickering off into the void.
We probably all know a Rose, Heather or Hazel, and I have friends with children named Sorrel and Daisy, but do you know a Zucchini?I knew the silly season was in full flow when a list of the UK’s Top 10 Vegetable Surnames landed in my intray
in the garden, although they could have been cut for indoor display.Another variety to consider is Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Starlight Rose' (pictured left), a beautiful bicolour variety that has resistance to leaf spot and mildew disease, that can sometimes