Alina W

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Burgundy coloured hydrangea

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 20:18

My brother had a hydrangea that seemed to have solid burgundy flowers in his garden, but unfortunately had no idea of the name. All he could tell me was that it was an old variety, but the point is, this was about 15 years ago and he lived in Eire, so perhaps worth checking there?

spring bulbs

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 23:03

Crocus should be OK, too - but everything will need planting out into the garden once it's flowered, as a basket is unlikely to be able to nourish it enough to re-flower next year.

Cyrpus Lleylandi turning brown

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 23:00

Not Fairygirl, but in that position they will need a lot of water to stay healthy, although they shouldn't be sitting in permanent mud. You could give them an instant boost with any general purpose fertilizer watered on.

Is it ok to hard prune clematis affected by powdery mildew

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 23:27

It's not ideal. Have a look here for more information:

Apple tree not faring too well

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 23:06

That's right, yes.

Magnolia tree trunk cracked

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:59

It was possible to use metal braces to hold such cracks in the past - I've seen it done on mature trees - but I don't know if that's possible with your tree. That would be a job for a tree specialist, I would imagine.


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:54

A bit like sparrows in the days when they were more common, then, Lou - they used to destroy my yellow primulas - but only the yellow.

Is it ok to hard prune clematis affected by powdery mildew

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:15

If your type 3 clematis haven't flowered yet, then I'm afraid you've lost the flowers for this year.


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 19:14
Lou12 says:

haha, it's out there again in the middle of the lawn

There isn't enough room for a brick, bungee maybe. I'm going to have to plant it in the flowerbed and we'll see what happens then.

See original post

 I think it might try and pull it up. You could try pinning an upturned hanging basket over it for a few days so that the bird loses interest?


Posted: 02/08/2016 at 22:59

Good luck, wakeshine - they are a bit of a challenge to keep happy.

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Sparse flowering cherry

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