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Re: Re: When to mulch?

from Maureen

Hi Elaine,

Many thanks for this advice. I am laying down mulch this weekend so this is great assurance!! Thank you. Mo

  • Posted: Fri. 13th January 2012 16:17

When to mulch?

from Maureen

I live in London so it is fairly mild - especially at the moment. I was going to apply a top layer of mulch to my beds now but would that be too early? When I read up on this it says to leave it till late winter so would I be doing more harm than good if I mulch now when it is mild?

  • Posted: Mon. 26th December 2011 11:25
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Re: Re: Re: What is this and is it a weed that I can remove?

from Maureen

Hi Elaine,

I was thinking of trying this as the scabiosa was not doing anything at all. However it has at last started to come on so I was concerned that if i dug it up it would kill it .... Thanks for the suggestion though - I may well do this as the other plant is big and a bit too well established. Thanks , Mo.

  • Posted: Mon. 31st October 2011 12:58

Re: Re: Re: Re: Powdery mildew on poppies?

from Maureen

Hi John,

Many thanks for the Top Rose tip. Will look out for it. Glad your poppies are doing well. Mo.

  • Posted: Mon. 15th August 2011 21:58

Re: Re: Powdery mildew on poppies?

from Maureen

Hi Nicola, Many thanks - yes the advice has been really helpful. Thank you.

  • Posted: Sat. 13th August 2011 18:25

Powdery mildew on poppies?

from Maureen

I have just discovered what appears to be mildew on my poppies. The lower leaves are greyish and there are some brownish areas on the leaves too but it is predominantly grey. I cannot tell if it is downy or powdery mildew but looking online looks more like powdery mildew. Can you help identify it?

I have read that bicarb of soda can be used to treat powdery mildew. Do you know if this works and if so what is the recipe?
Any help on treatment appreciated as I love my poppies. Thank you.

  • Posted: Fri. 12th August 2011 22:56
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Re: Re: Re: Re: What is this and is it a weed that I can remove?

from Maureen

No none yet ... thanks for your suggestion though.

  • Posted: Sun. 31st July 2011 21:38

Re: Re: What is this and is it a weed that I can remove?

from Maureen

Hi Diane,

This is really helpful - I will watch out for those flowers. Thank you for your help.

  • Posted: Sun. 17th July 2011 20:01

What is this and is it a weed that I can remove?

from Maureen

I have scabiosa perfecta blue in my garden. One of the plants has this large upright offshoot that isn't flowering and doesn't look anything like the scabiosa. I think that it is some form of weed that came with the plant but it is most definitely attached to the scabiosa at the base. Do you know what this plant is, if it is a weed and how I go about removing it? I am tempted to just cut it off at the base but will this damage the scabiosa? The scabiosa it is attached to isn't really growing and is not flowering. Any help on identifying this plant and guidance on it's removal (if it isn't scabioisa) much appreciated.

  • Posted: Wed. 13th July 2011 19:28
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Re: Re: Deadheading astrantia?

from Maureen

Hi Urmila,
That is really clear and helpful advice, Thank you.

  • Posted: Tue. 12th July 2011 19:38