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5 Reasons Why Your Lavatera Might Not Flowering (Mallow)

5 Reasons Why Your Lavatera Might Not Flowering (Mallow)

You have heard the praises that lavatera shrubs attract through their beautiful blooms and lush foliage. You go ahead and plant them but, what if they do not bloom as expected. You ask yourself, why is my lavatera not flowering and without any information to go by, this can be a frustrating situation and one that is probably more common than you think. In general, Lavatera will flower with no issues but there are a few things to watch out…

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Why are My Sunflowers Leaves Curling?

Why are My Sunflowers Leaves Curling?

Sunflowers are one of my favourite plants and I grow quite a few varieties and what I really like is that you can grow them without a lot of care. However, if you notice curling leaves on your sunflower leaves this usually means there is an issue. I have also noticed that ‘Why are my sunflower leaves curling’, is a very common question I get asked, especially for those just getting into growing these amazing plants. The good news is,…

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5 Reasons Why Your Sunflowers May Be Drooping and Wilting

5 Reasons Why Your Sunflowers May Be Drooping and Wilting

Last updated on November 26th, 2021 Sunflowers match their name due to their vibrant petals that are pleasing to the eye. When growing sunflowers, you have to monitor them often so that you can catch any issues before they escalate. However, what if your sunflowers have been doing well but you notice they are drooping. While there may be cause for concern, there is usually a reason for this and it can often be resolved in most cases. Below are…

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Why Are My Sunflowers Leaves Turning Yellow? – 4 Reasons

Why Are My Sunflowers Leaves Turning Yellow? – 4 Reasons

Last updated on November 26th, 2021 Sunflowers are one of the most breath-taking plants that are easy to grow because they are generally very easy to grow with very few issues to worry about. However, while these plants are typically low maintenance, they can get their fair share of issues usually to do with the environment. It is easy to tell if your sunflowers are healthy just by looking at the leaves. Yellowing leaves at the wrong time indicates the…

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Why Are My Sunflowers Not Flowering – 6 Reasons & how to fix

Why Are My Sunflowers Not Flowering – 6 Reasons & how to fix

Sunflowers are cultivated for their large blooms and abundant seeds but what happens if your sunflowers don’t bloom? The good news is that it’s usually something that can be resolved once you identify the issue. In this article, you will discover some of the reasons why your sunflowers are not blooming and what to do about them. Without wasting any more time, let us dive in: Do your sunflowers get enough sun? Sunflowers as denoted by their name really, really…

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Clematis problems – Pest, diseases and other problems to look out for

Clematis problems – Pest, diseases and other problems to look out for

The Clematis is by far the most popular climbing plant and anyone who has grown clematis appreciates the spectacular beauty of their display when in full bloom. These low maintenance plants just need fertile, well-drained soil and plenty of sun to thrive. For the most part, clematis can grow without any issues, but problems arise due to environmental factors, pests and diseases that attack the plant. However, most can be treated and sometimes even prevented. Understanding some of the problems…

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Why Are The Leaves On My Rhododendron Drooping – 8 Possible Reasons

Why Are The Leaves On My Rhododendron Drooping – 8 Possible Reasons

Last updated on November 5th, 2021 Rhododendrons are typically healthy plants known worldwide for their brightly coloured spring blooms. This sturdy plant comes in many different varieties of varying heights and foliage mass. If you have one in your garden, you might start worrying once you notice foliage starting to curl inwards or droop. Please, do not panic, finding the root cause of the problem will go a long way in restoring your Rhododendron’s health. Below is a checklist of…

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Why Is My Lemon Tree Dropping Small Lemons?

Why Is My Lemon Tree Dropping Small Lemons?

Last updated on November 5th, 2021 Lemons trees are not hard to grow, in fact, as long as the soil is slightly acidic, has enough nitrogen, and the weather is not too cold, they will thrive fantastically. Once your tree begins producing fruits, lemon trees don’t need much maintenance. They will produce lemons whether they are indoors or outdoors with little effort; however, what do you do when you notice baby lemons falling off your tree? There are varied causes…

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12 Common Rose Problems and How to Identify and Treat Them

12 Common Rose Problems and How to Identify and Treat Them

Last updated on November 5th, 2021 Roses are considered the queen of flowers due to their popularity worldwide, and as beautiful as they are, they have their own share of problems with diseases such as blackspot, rust and mildew being some of the most common but more on these below. There are some rose cultivars designed to be more pest and disease resistant, but I have never found a specific rose that doesn’t suffer from one issue or another. In…

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How to Prune Pieris – Rejuvenating woody plants and general pruning

How to Prune Pieris – Rejuvenating woody plants and general pruning

Last updated on November 5th, 2021 If you are one who usually likes to grow low-maintenance plants, Pieris shrubs should probably be top of your list. These evergreen shrubs which come in many varieties with ‘Forest Flame’ probably being the most popular because of the young fiery red foliage are used for ornamental purposes due to their colourful foliage, and small clustered blooms that attract insects like bees early in the season. Although Pieris shrubs are low-maintenance plants, pruning is…

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