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Posted: 12/06/2017 at 13:48

Hacked mine to ground level one year, it was growing up a garage wall but was getting far to heavy and deep....yup it grew again

The Wonder of Plants

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 13:45

That's a Christmas cactus, it's lost its way in time and space haha. Go on give it a second chance at life, you'll find a care plan on Google. 😄

Can anyone identify this?

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 14:23

As far as I know it's a leafminer. I leave them to it but I'm sure if you Google leafminer a solution or two will present itself 

The Wonder of Plants

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 14:20

Similar things have happened to me many a plant chucked into the compost bin has had a new lease of life And I've felt mayoralty obliged to find a home for it. Who rules?   Garden or Gardener haha

Florists pot Chrysanthemums

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 14:16

Just an update. The plants werent cut back in the winter just left in a corner of the garden. They came back into growth and I tidied them up. They are growing well and im feeding them. Hopefully they will flower in the Autumn. Thanks for sharing experiences and  for all the helpful advice. 

Any ideas....

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 19:36

They are not long lived plants and they get a bit leggy and woody. Very easy to root cuttings. Use a growth about 10 cm long without flowers. I'm in the NE and mine never stops flowering.

Need help with Oriental Poppies that have just been ripped up...

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 19:31

I have several of these poppies. One clump is in a border where it clashes with everything else. I've tried to dig it out year after year and any fragment of root will regrow. They get very straggly after flowering so its best to cut them back to the ground, they soon resprout and you get nice fresh leaves. If any of the bits you have have a root on it then pot them up but cut off the undeveloped seed head.

Weed or not weed?

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 16:37

It looks like Japanese anemone to me.  I have it in my garden, it flowers late summer but I class it almost as a weed as it is a runner. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will be able to give you a definite answer.


Posted: 05/02/2017 at 22:30

Mine are evergreen Agapanthus,which are less hardy especially here in the NE. I did originally grow then in a sheltered border but lifting them was a nightmare. Since then I've grown them in large pots which I move under an overhang to keep them drier in the winter. When splitting plants I work on the principal of lifting/splitting them in the opposite season to which they flower ie Autumn flowering such as Agapanthus are split in Spring works for me.

What's this shrub and when can I cut it back?

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 22:14

Can't help with pruning advice but I think the shrub might be Escallonia.

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