Alina W

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Anemone de Caen

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 20:41

Goldilocks has covered most things, but you don't need to soak them for more than 12 hours. I find that they are hardy in the ground, and reasonably so in large planters, although I did lose some in 2010. Mind you, we did have a solid week of -10C and below.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 20:35

Rain, rain and rain in North Yorks.

Borders looking like Rain's, too, and part of the lawn - the ground is saturated, and local rivers breaking their banks.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 11:48

I think no-one's told the clouds!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 10:41

Could be,Geoff

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 10:24

Good God, not in my garden - where's the weekkiller?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 10:11

Need I tell you?

OK, let me give you a hint.

Drip, drip, drip...

Dahlia Giving up the Ghost

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 10:08

Good luck!


Posted: 25/04/2012 at 10:06

Cross-posted, Goldilocks

I don't know about Lincs, but there were a few magnolias which turned up their toes after the very cold winter we had here, hence my thought that it would probably be OK to re-plant.


Posted: 25/04/2012 at 10:03

Two things come to mind - waterlogging and low temperatures. If you had a very cold winter in 2010, it might have weakened the tree, and a second cold spell finished it off.

Re-planting in the same area - you would need to improve the soil, as the tree will have taken a lot out of it, but other than that I think you'd be OK.

Lilac shoots all over the place...

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 09:56

What you're suggesting isn't practical - digging up an old tree risks killing it from root damage, and cutting off most of its roots is likely to finish it off. Further, trees respond to root damage by suckering, so wherever you damage the roots, you will get more suckers (if the tree survives).

The way to treat suckers is to brush back the soil to expose the sucker, then either cut it very close to the root or tear it off. It is a perennial problem with lilac, but controllable if you keep on top of it.

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