Register with us or sign in
in Problem solving
Last one for now, can anyone tell me what my very pretty tree is please?
I don't know but I really like that mix of (I think) hydrangeas next to the path
Is it a Cornus? White 4 petal flowers that turn pink?
I think it's a philadelphus
What's it smell like?
Philadelphus is strongly scented.
Nut, me old friend. How about setting up in business together.
Yes Sweet Orchid Lady. That is a Philadelphus. So pleased that you are really getting into this gardening lark.
Would you mind if at some time. I picked your brains on a horticultural subject. Sorry lass. My sad attempt at a joke. No. You are progressing very well
Good idea re the business Mike but we might both be due some retirement now.
So after me climbing up the tree to get this you know what it is??
Glad to see you have your sense of humour back Mike Did you see the promised wedding pics on the Forkers thread?
Victoria, yes they are Hydrangeas, not mine unfortunately as I love Hydrangeas but I still have the pleasure of looking at them when I go out every day
Pruning info......"As soon as the shrub had finished flowering, cut out all of the stems which have just flowered. Prune them back to around a third of their length. They will soon start to produce new stems which will provide the flowering stems for next year. Do not just prune little bits off the end. Prune right back into the bush."
Really??? I don't think it's meant to grow as big as it is, although they say they can grow to 6m.......and it's not a tree it's a shrub, everyday's a school day LOL!
Today I pruned the Philadelphus, 2 trips to the tip in an Audi estate which was FULL of branches etc!!! I'm hoping for more growth and flowers at the bottom now next summer
I'm sure it will do its thing for you OL
I hope so, we took about 2' off the top and cut out all the dead wood from the sides an pd as far up as I could reach