I planted a Phlox paniculata 'White Admiral' not so long ago, it looked healthy and started to flower lovely white flowers but then gradually and suddenly the flowers shriveled up and fell off. Some of the leaves also started to get a lot of black spots around their edge. Not all the flowers have died,...yet, and the plant looks sturdy. Just curious if I'm doing something wrong. Couldn't find any info about it on this site so i decided to ask yourself.
I am in the process of taking cuttings from perennials but am unsure how to care for them during the winter, especially as I live in Carlow which gets just about the coldest weather.
I have a little patch of lawn at the side of my drive that i would love just to grow ground cover plants in. do i need to take up the existing lawn or can i sow the plants on top of it or will the grass just grow up through the plants.
My delphinium flowers are currently dying off and small green shoots are coming out of the fading flowers. It isn't the most attractive look but I am unsure whether it needs to be left alone or cut back, should i be expecting more flowers?
I've collected some seed from geranium/cranesbill plants - how would you recommend I go about getting plants from these: should I sow them now in trays/pods and leave them outside; should I germinate them indoors on a sill; should I hold off and sow them next spring.
I have planted these Heucheras in 3s and it seems that one or two in each group fade away to one or two tiny leaves. Soil is well drained and limey. Have recently fed the garden with good compost. What else can I do to revive them?
We have put a pond in our garden. I want to plant primulas around the pond ,do i need to dig out the soil and line with polythene or just plant them around the pond?
Very excited that I've just dug up 4 old tree stumps and removed all old roots in my front garden. I'm putting down some new mixed compost now today. What can I plant at this time of year in terms of flowers or fruits/ veg? and if i want roses when can I do that. I want to get the most out of the space3m x 1m but the garden itself is about 9mx5m.
Searching for phlomis russelliana seeds,with no luck,would you know where i can get them from?
I was just wondering if you would be able to identify the plant in the photo attachment. It has been around for years but I could never find out a name for it. At the start of spring it flowers with pink and purple flowers. During the rest of the year the green leaves are speckled white
I have prepared a flower bed just at the front of the house, underneath a window. The flower bed's position can be quite cold. It does get full sun until about 2 0 clock approx but the wind from that easterly north-easterly direction can be very cold. The bed is 7 feet by 18 feet long. I would be very grateful if you could suggest some plants that would be suitable.
I have had a hosta for years that is usually a fasbulous, full and healthy plant each year. However this year I noticed the leaves were drooping and the edges of the leaves were a yellow colour. Some of the leaves had holes eaten in them. So I spent days & evenings popping out and checking through the plant and I found 1 vine weevil in the plant. I remamber my mother having them in her garden years ago and telling me they had to be stood on to get rid of them. I have since found 2 more vine weevils beside the large pot the hosta is in. What can I do to save the hosta? And is there any other way of getting ris of the vine weevils?
Is it okay to divide and transplant perennials e.g Geranium Johnson Blue/ lady's mantle etc.during months May/June/July August?
We have recently laid a patio. Along one side is a fence where we have made room for a flower bed. I would like to plant Phyllostachys Aurea - Golden Bamboo. Can you please advise if this is a hardy bamboo, if roots will travel and how far apart should I plant them?
I have 5 free range hens in a town garden. They tend to eat my flowers as I plant them but I still want them to be kept totally loose. Would there be any way I could still have a colourful garden at ground level? Can you recommend any plant they wouldn't touch?