I have quite a few questions so I thought Id put them all in one thread - feel free to drop advice in on any of the items-I need as much help as I can get!Gladiolus murielae - peacock Orchid - Do I lift these? If so what do I do with them etc....I have lifted some and put them into a pot of earth - they has started to produce baby bulbs.
Hydrangea arborescens - incrediball - I bought these and one has put on a lot of growth - do I/should I cut it back to form a tighter plant or let it grow as is? Rollover image for an enlarged view Buddleja Buzz - Again should I be thinking of pruning these back I have year 1 and year 2 plants. I have 2 very over grown forcythia and red robin bushes which are starting to break away at the middle - How best do I prune these back and when do I do it ? I have an apple tree that died back early in the season - it has recovered most of its leaves (2nd year its done this) but some branches are still bare - do I just cut off the affected branches ? Tree didnt fruit this year and apart from one small patch of white mould on the tree it does not seem to be infected with a desease? I think I have a willow style bush - it grows catkins in spring but has a very round medium leaf - I had to but it right down as it grew in from of green house - but it has grown back a huge amount of 7 foot shoots (even after being trimed back again earlier this year) - I need it to stop growing but I have pets and wildlife so need a non-poison solution please. My mum's red leafed ceriece pink late cherry style blossom tree put on a lot of long shoots last year - shot up about4 foot. This year is hardly had a leaf on it - should I be cutting it back? How best to go about this please? Fig bush - each year it fruits then does a second flush of half rip fruit that never fully grow in time before winter sets in - they rot early in the year and a few new buds are reset which produce the main crop - problem is that the 'second/rot' crop is always larger than the main crop - do I remove the budding fruit now to promote an ealier fuller crop next year? Hopefully that will be enough to get me through til spring! Thanx in advance for posting replys - look forward to hearing from you