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Can I keep mini cyclamen?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:21
I have a lovely display of mini cyclamen at the moment, but want to remove them to allow some additional planting and then hope to replant the cyclamen. I believe they die back completely? Shall I dig them up and place in pots? Or allow to dry before replanting? I suppose I could lift them and then replant almost immediately? What would people recommend?

Strange nandina?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 13:25
Thanks

Strange nandina?

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 22:09
Thanks Daintiness. I do hope you're right. Do you prune yours at all?

Strange nandina?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:49
Thanks, Dirty Diggin. It's not new growth but I'm glad you think it may be some sort of damage and that all will be well. It looks very odd at the moment.....

Strange nandina?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 17:04

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 I have several nandina domestica - and all have done well so far - with plenty of berries. But can anyone explain why one of the shrubs appears to have a number of bare, bright-green branches?

Companion flowering plants to plant among heathers

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 17:45
This thread brings back lovely memories of a holiday we spent in 1995 at Alan Bloom's nursery/gardens/guest house in 1995. I still have the copy of his book "Come you back, boy" which he signed for me. We had a lovely evening with him. Ever since I have been a fan of grasses, perennials and heathers and am now lucky enough to be living close to Knoll Gardens in Dorset - a wonderful place and winner of numerous Chelsea Golds.

Companion flowering plants to plant among heathers

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 18:17
I have filled the outer edge of a circular bed with Winter-flowering heathers. They are now in their second year, but haven't flowered as well as last year. Is this anything to do with the excessive rain we've had here in Dorset?

Help with my Photinia Red Robin Tree

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 22:21
Please don't be afraid to prune it drastically. The important thing is to get its roots back in good soil - and keep it well-watered. I'm not an expert - just somebody who experienced the same thing last year. I was devastated. I had to reduce my six foot shrub to just about nine inches. But already this year the "stump" is covered with numerous healthy-looking red shoots. Good luck! Don't give up on it!

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 21:38
Several fuchsias have kept their leaves and have flowers and developing buds! I shall hate cutting them down in the next week or two....

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 13:41
I wouldn't normally be thinking about this at this time of year - but my delphiniums are shooting already! Should I protect them from slugs or would I be wasting my time?

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