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Ornamental grasses

Posted: Yesterday at 21:09

That's made my day! But I'll still keep looking every few hours.....

Ornamental grasses

Posted: Yesterday at 21:00

Does anyone love them and worry about them as much as I do? All my miscanthus and pennisetum are showing new shoots - but there's no sign of life on my five Panicum North Wind. Am I panicum for nothing? Is there still hope - or shall I buy some more?

To pinch out or not pinch out?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 16:06

I am going to copy you, Lesley! Thanks.

To pinch out or not pinch out?

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 21:28

just wondering....... I often read advice about pinching plants out, to encourage them to branch out and be more bushy .... But which plants can you do it with - and can you harm any particular ones if you do? I always pinch out fuchsias but am growing dahlias from seed for the first time this year. Should I do it with them? They look as though I could ....

Will my pelargoniums be OK?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 21:39

Many thanks for the advice! Much appreciated - I now know what to do.....put them back in the garage for a bit!

Will my pelargoniums be OK?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 19:42

i grew pelargoniums for the first time last year and was particularly pleased with the five I grew as "climbers" in a large barrel. I planted them in individual pots in the Autumn and have kept them virtually dry in a garage which is frost-free and bright (two windows). I've now brought them in to the house. Should I start watering them? If they survive, can I grow them on and replant them in my barrel or will I need to take cuttings? Any advice will be much appreciated.

Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 19:36

I would never buy plants from T&M again. Even when their plants are OK their customer service is dreadful. But they offer a wide range of seeds and there is no problem ordering these.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:00

Had a lovely sunny day here in Dorset yesterday - so removed two of the oldest branches from my laburnum, pruned a beautiful hawthorn tree in our front garden and took bits off the malus. Great fun - but can't move today. Ouch! I'll never learn. Weather awful again today.

OK to prune this thuya occidentalis?

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 22:05

Thanks to all those who have helped me decide.....I am going to remove the straggly top, mainly to restrict its height. There is no timber frame, Salino - this is part of the front of our bungalow. I appreciated your comments about the air vents. This is usually a very pretty border: two nandinas, two hydrangeas, seven fuchsias, the thuja and numerous bulbs. I'll post a prettier photo later in the year. (Don't know how I managed to get two this time!)

OK to prune this thuya occidentalis?

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 15:12

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65600.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 I know there has been a thread about pruning conifers recently - but just want to check that what I'd like to do is OK...this is my thuya occidentalis...I think I ought to remove its straggly top. Would it be OK to do it now?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65599.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

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Ornamental grasses

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To pinch out or not pinch out?

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Will my pelargoniums be OK?

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OK to prune this thuya occidentalis?

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What could I choose?

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My Christmas present (gardening) list

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This really cheers me up!

Do you have a favourite photo too? 
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Identification please

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I warned my magnolia....

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Should my crab apple look like this?

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Miscanthus Ferner Osten

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August oddities

Do you have oddities in your garden too? 
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Bare spot problem

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Am I looking after weeds?

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Misbehaving stipa

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