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Last weeks storm counrty round up

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 09:58
I had a beautiful choysia sun dance that was about6ft tall and in front of
A fence. The wind broke it at the base of the plant.
I have cut back hard and hoping it will revive, still
Sad though as it was a lovely plant. All I can see now is a
Boring fence. On the plus side the neighbours conifers
Have come down bring lots more light into my garden.
Every cloud has a silver lining!

Palm tree? Trunk broken - what to do?

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 15:41

That's useful. I have one about 10ft tall but the `bark` has come off about half way down the trunk for about 30cm. I keep cutting off side shoots that keep growing but perhaps I will leave one or two to grow as a back up in case the main stem breaks.

Good luck with yours marodj

Talkback: Growing mahonia

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 15:35

Thank you. I cut the flowering stems back last year but not enough. It's about 5ft now and very leggy with lots of foliage at the bottom and flowering at the top. 

Thank you for advice will wait for spring and report back next year !  

Talkback: Front gardens

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 15:27

 Thank you Woodgreen. If I convert one person to gardening then it is worth it. Gardening is as easy or as difficult as you make it. 

Talkback: Growing mahonia

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 20:29
I have two mahonias in my front garden Charity and an old fellow not sure of his name. He is very leggy and I as m going to have to bite the bullet after flowering and cut hard back. The mahonia forms part of as hedge so will look odd for a while. Can anyone advise how much I can expect it to grow in as year as this might influence how much I cut back?

Talkback: Front gardens

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 20:18



hfen I moved into our current house the front garden was just open lawn. I still have a lawn but it is surrounded by flower borders and low hedges. As I am always pottering  in the garden it never ceases to amaze me how many people stop to chat and compliment the garden. It is the only flower garden for quite a distance either side and I am pleased that I took the decision to make it a view for everyone to share rather than a parking space.

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I have two mahonias in my front garden Charity and an old fellow not sure of his name. He is very leggy and I as m going to have to bite the... 
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