Berkley


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Early pruning advised?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 20:26
I have a number of clematis which I always prune in late February. But this year, although it's only mid-Jan, we've had well above average temperatures and all the plants are showing lots of buds. So should I prune them now - or leave them another five weeks or so? I don't want them to become leggy if I leave them too long.....advice appreciated.

Crosmosia

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 22:05
Thanks, Verdun.

Crosmosia

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 18:58
I've found this thread really interesting - and can't wait for Spring to come, so that I can divide my Lucifers......I think I'll just replant the top corms and add good compost. But I'm wondering how deep I ought to plant them. I remember reading somewhere that it was quite important - but can't remember what the advice was!

December 2013 Issue - The Calendar

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 22:43
The 2014 calendar is larger than the 2013 one - and the photos are great! Many thanks to the production team! I think it's great.

I want to grow again

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 20:39
I'd forgotten all about them! Thank you so much for bringing them back into my mind - primula obconica! I used to grow them very successfully, in a cold greenhouse and then had them for ages in a bright hall. They were very much admired. I think I had one poor year - and stopped growing them. Now I'm going to try again....

Heathers: from my kitchen window I look out over a circular bed which is full of a variety of summer goodies, but my favourite time of year is Winter, when the sixteen heathers planted to "join up" round the outside look wonderful. I trim them back immediately after flowering and use a lot of leaf mold. I love them!

Laurel hedge

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:07
Thanks Lyn. Just wondered about the roots because I've got another possible site for a laurel - but there's not much depth of soil. Thanks for info.

Laurel hedge

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 15:23
I'd like to give my laurel hedge a bit of tlc - but not sure what you mean by "middle of the branches" . Do laurels have deep roots?

Daddy long legs - a serious problem?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 21:05
Thank you Verdun and Dovefromabove. If I could avoid insecticides I would - but the damage two years ago was horrific, so I'm on to Amazon. Thanks again

Daddy long legs - a serious problem?

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:45
We are inundated with crane flies - both inside and outside. Literally scores of them on our windows and white walls. Two years ago rooks ripped up our lawn in Spring, looking for chafer grubs and I'm worried that leather jackets may cause the same problem. Am I right in thinking that an insecticide should be applied now, in the Autumn?

Pyracantha problems

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 21:11
Thanks, Verdun. That is just the info. I wanted. I will now be able to identify the most effective fungicide. Thanks again. P.S. No, no pears - one less worry!

Discussions started by Berkley

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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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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Replacing conifers with hedge

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