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Plant named holly

Posted: 07/02/2012 at 11:28

Hi James,

I think finding a plant with the name (cultivar) 'Holly' could be tricky.  Other than the obvious Holly (Ilex) you mentioned, the only other plant with holly in the name I could think of was Sea Holly (Eryngium).  With so many thousands of plants out there you would have thought it might be easier!! Ali


Posted: 30/01/2012 at 21:54

Cranesbill is just the common name for Geranium like daffodil is the common name for Narcissus. So it just means the same - these plants like to have lots of names!!

Can I move my peony?

Posted: 27/01/2012 at 16:11

mrswick, I've come across the same problem with tree peonies becoming leggy.  What I would suggest is cut 1 or 2 (depending how many there are in the first place) of the main stems back to about 15cm.  Do this in early spring then continue to do it each year until you have achieved the shape you want. They tend to respond well to pruning and you will definitely get regrowth from the base. By only doing 1 or 2 stems at a time you won't loose all the flower or shock the plant. Be brave and good luck.

Can I move my peony?

Posted: 25/01/2012 at 13:31

I've moved many peonies in the past and all successfully. The important thing is that you don't plant them too deep else that is when they will sulk and not flower for you.  So just make sure you plant at the same depth and you should be fine. Best done in early autumn.

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