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Latest posts by Berkley

rhododendron pruning / shaping

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 22:41
Have a look at the photos I posted last week! I know it's not the same type of rhododendron but certainly proves you can prune them hard! They're even more beautiful this week.

Best fuchsia cuttings

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 22:12
I know there are different sorts of cuttings that can be taken from fuchsias, that there are various times of year when you can do it - and that you can root them in soil or water. What do people find most successful?

Look what I did to my rhodos

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 17:19

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45475.jpg?width=281&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45472.jpg?width=750&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45465.jpg?width=281&height=350&mode=max

 

In early April 2013 I posted a thread "Can I tame my monster rhodo?" Lots of you offered advice and Gold1locks in particular gave me the confidence to chop two rhodos (plus a laurel!) severely. I thought you'd like to see the result...I'm delighted with the improvement.

 

Give alliums a second chance?

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:49
I have lots of alliums - and most of them look as though they are going to produce a lovely show for me, as usual. But a number are clearly not going to flower, even though they have plenty of healthy-looking foliage. Should I remove these and replace them in the Autumn or should I leave them and hope they will do better next year?

photo uploads from phone

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:25
I love this site. There are so many people willing to offer help and encouragement - but I really think it's not asking too much to be able to upload photos from an iPad or mobile phone.

Disease on outdoor plants

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 21:26
I have two pyracanthas - at opposite sides of the garden. One is fine and one looks just like yours. I think they'll both be fine and agree that a very light frost can have this sort of effect.

What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 21:22
Maybe - but all they had to do was confirm I had been sent the correct plants......

What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 17:19
Mainly because T&M have said they will be sending me 36 replacements in May! They offered to do this after I sent them a photo...

The plants I received initially were in excellent condition.... They just didn't have the typical dianthus leaf shape I expected and I thought I would check....

Maybe they are dianthus deltoides! I'll let you all know.

What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 21:42
OK. A bit more of the story (will tell the full story later.) I ordered Dianthus Arctic Fire, wasn't sure that the plants I received were what I ordered, sent a photo to T&M, heard nothing, five emails and one phone call later (cost me ??2 because I didn't realise their customer service was a premium number), they agreed to send replacements. So I assume that what I received were not Dianthus Arctic Fire.

I appreciate the offer to replace - but I have 36 of these plants and just wonder what they are. Can anyone help? They were ordered as 36 plug plants from the Spring catalogue. I think they may be lobelia or laurentia. Any other ideas? Or shall I just wait until they flower and let you know?

P.S. Will let you know when the replacements arrive.

What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 17:53

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45082.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Do you think these are Dianthus Arctic Fire? (Story to follow...)

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Am I looking after weeds?

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Misbehaving stipa

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Best fuchsia cuttings

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Look what I did to my rhodos

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Give alliums a second chance?

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What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

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What have I done?

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Strange nandina?

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When do slugs wake up?

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Early pruning advised?

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