Alina W


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lily of the valley bulbs/pips

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 19:32

As already said, don't disturb them. If you plant them in the garden, be careful where you do it because they can be very invasive.


If you want to move them once in the garden, transplant when they have leaves - they settle better that way, in my experience.

When to move a taxus tree

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 21:30

The best time to plant them is autumn, while the ground is still warm and thus give them a chance to put out a few roots before winter. You'll need to prepare large holes for them (at least twice the size of the rootball) and, depending how sheltered the position is, possibly stake them to keep them stable for their first winter. They'll also need watering as though they were in pots for their first year if the weather is dry.

Prunus ' Kanzan ' problem with blossom

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 21:45

Hi Dilly, just tracked this back, thanks for pointing it out.


Have tried feeding mine today, so will wait and see :-)

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Sparse flowering cherry

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 21:40

I believe it is, Dilly, as far as I can remember.

Sparse flowering cherry

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 13:39

My commiserations, Posy. I think I'm going to try feeding mine with some phosphorus - the soil in the area isn't of the best, and can get pretty wet in winter. The leaves do seem smaller than usual, so you never know.

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Sparse flowering cherry

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 19:18

I have a 25-year-old flowering cherry which flowered quite sparsely this year, and now that the leaves are out, they are also quite sparse. The leaves are perfectly healthy and all along all branches; the bark and trunk are also perfectly healthy.


Does anyone have any ideas about possible reasons for this, other than that the tree is getting on in years? I would be desperately sad to lose it, as the display is normally breathtaking in spring. Thanks.

German myrtle, Bride's myrtle, m.communis microphylla

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 15:53

Thanks, Dave, but I'm afraid that all the mail order suppiers listed there don't stock plain microphylla; the only one that claims to is out of stock and showing a picture of the wrong plant...

German myrtle, Bride's myrtle, m.communis microphylla

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 12:41

Does anyone know of a UK source for this plant, please?

I've had the pot plant for 30 years, but it's died, and I'm looking for a replacement. It's available in Europe as "myrtus communis", but it's not what goes under that name here, as it's much smaller, growing to no more than about 60cm with dark green, 1.5cm long leaves; the leaves are highly fragrant when brushed, and the flowers equally so.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Baffled Pink

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:13

It's not unusual for pinks of unusual colours to lack the normal heady scent; it's been lost during the breeding to get the colour.

Unless the plant is sold as heavily scented, you have no guarantee that it will be.

Ivy invasion

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 15:15

WelshOnion is right - you need to bring the ivy under control, as they grow very fast. They are also very strong growers, and it will get under your tiles and damage the roof.

It will need to be cut back at least a couple of times a year at that size. Light trimming won't do because the weight will become enormous in a short space of time.

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