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Posted: 09/05/2014 at 16:28

Hi Tracey i have also just ordered some from Sarah Raven, it says they flower untill November so we should get some nice flowers this year 

sloping garden need help

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 15:37

Do you have a photo ? Hard to tell with out seeing it, do you have neighbours on both sides, if so when you dig out you may have to build  retaining walls. 

If you look on Pinterest and type in terraced gardens there are lots of photos on there to give you ideas.

Training a photinia ( RED ROBIN)

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 15:30

I think you may have planted them too near the wall, they seem close to the base of wall on photos, the soil at the base of a wall can be rather dry. i have a standard photinia they do seem to grow a lot but if you trim every year they will make a good hedge. Also when you prune the new growth will be the red colour, i usually prune mine when the leaves go green to get the nice red new growth.


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 10:11

Has anyone grown cucamelon ? i have just sown some seed  i have not tried them before and i can't imagine what they will be like to grow or taste.

sad acer

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 19:34

I had one for over 20 years in a large pot. Same thing happened to mine.A couple of branched died one year,the next year the whole thing died i don't know why. Was sorry to loose it after so long !  I trimmed the branches and now i use it as a bird feeding station with my feeders hanging from it.


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 19:12

Thanks Dove i didn't know about the beetle traps.


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 18:37

Hi does anyone have any tips on how to get rid of raspberry beetles,

I am an organic gardener. 

Buddleja - patio size

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 10:07

My buddliea buzz is in a pot in the corner of my front garden, the main root has gone through the pot into the soil,  This year it's just over 5ft tall 4ft wide with lots of flowers.

So i would say they grow a bit larger planted in the ground.

Monty's white garden

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 09:48

Yes i think it will be ok to overwinter in pots.When planted out next spring you should get nice strong plants.

Monty's white garden

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 18:19

You can sow the seed in september for flowers next year. 

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