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Pruning Mahonia

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 21:17

You can actually cut them back to almost ground level, if you need to. The ones at Bodnant Gardens were really hack back a few years ago and they are back up to 6 feet already.

Since they are Winter flowering shrubs, pruning now would remove the flowers. The best time would be in April.

Anyone know the name of this fruiting plant...?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 21:13

The true Quince is more often a tree than a bush and in any case the flowers are white and never red. There are other more Botanical differnces too.

Or do you mean between the different varieties of Chaenomeles?

Anyone know the name of this fruiting plant...?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 21:05

And hurrah I beat Nutcutlet to it for once!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone know the name of this fruiting plant...?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 21:04

That is the fruit of the Quince, In this case Chaenomeles japonica, rather than the true Quincwe, Cydonia oblonga. Not that it matters the fruit is just as edible.

Unusual bush in my garden

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 09:58

And watch out for rodents, they love the seed.

what utter confusion!

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 08:45

I only ever read the gardening questioons so have no idea what is going on elsewhere.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 08:43

They did not survive the first  of the really cold winters here, even against a south facing wall. But, they did and multiplied in my parent's Somerset garden.

They need to be planted so that the shoulders of the bulbs are just out of the ground so they are a bit prone to frost damage if your garden is really cold.

How to clear Oxalis infestation

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 21:12

Belt and braces, belt and braces.

It is classed as one of the most perncious of weeds, all over the world now. It is one of the few which can and does survive the extreme heat of the professional composting regime. We have had seeds germinate in brand new non-peat compost and sadly in a peat based one too.

Unusual bush in my garden

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 14:39

Picture would help, but check out Paeony lutea

How to clear Oxalis infestation

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 13:12

We find that in the days btween spraying and the plant dying it can and does go from bud to flower to seed.

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